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(Jeweled Goddess #1)

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Today, Bia is a Goddess, but her claim to immortality hangs in the balance.

All she knows is her mountain-top citadel with its god-honed buildings and endless comforts. However, this glorious place tolerates only greatness, and she must prove herself in order to stay.

Bia is agile with the sword, but she has no ability to make her a real contender in the yearly competiti
Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published April 3rd 2018
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Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: spfbo2018
Who among us hasn’t dreamed about picking up a sword and going full Berserk (or Amazon) on the world? Most of us will never do it. Those who will attempt it should be strapped to walls in some sort of Asylum. Reading about warriors is another matter entirely. 

The Godmaker is a short (160 pages), action-packed novel. Bia is a Skillbarren Goddess - her godly powers remain dormant, and no one knows if they'll ever activate. Unfortunately, the time of trial has come and all young God aspirants will
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Percy Jackson meets The Hunger Games in Ingrid Seymour’s Godmaker, and, strangely, I wasn’t as crazy about this one as such a comparison would have you believing I would be. I’m sure many will love this one, and will gladly dive deeper into the Jeweled Goddess series, but I wasn’t as blown away by this one as I thought I would be.

Godmaker is an interesting story, one that will leave you curious throughout. However, I feel as though some of the uncertainty was not a good thing. Being curious abou
Billie Staib
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the unique spin on the ancient gods/godesses, combined with the "highlander" action of "there can be only one". There are some really interesting elements in this story that I've not seen before...but resonate with age old philosophical problems. And sometimes, those most favored are the ones that are the most cursed.

Can't wait for the next book!!!
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! Overall I really enjoyed it. Lots of action in this Roman gladiator-style games where kids ("Potentials") fight to the death. The book is well written and the setting is a very neat idea. It's definitely a page-turner, I finished this book in 1 sitting! I wish the characters' backgrounds were a bit more developed. I'm excited for the next book! ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book. I didn't love it, but I liked it. For the most part, the writing was good, the world well developed, and it was written in a way that was easy to understand. I particularly liked how the main character, Bia, was presented. I didn't really like her as a person, but I did like how she was strong and a badass, but not over the top. She was capable of defending herself and didn't always need someone to help her, bu
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have not read any books from Ingrid Seymour for quite a while now. Reading Godmaker reminded me why I loved her books so much. She is great at world building, creating a place that burrows into your mind, until living and breathing there feels natural for you. My imagination took me to a world of full of gods, except it was not what I expected. These gods are not the stereotypical, mythical ones Ive read about before, No, these have constant power struggles, and there opinion of us mere humans ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I really have to say this straight up, from the start. I was hooked. No kidding. I was drawn in from the first page and stayed frozen to my seat holding my breath at times. I could just sit here and tell you all about the book. I could tell you just how fantastic I thought it was. I could tell just how vivid the descriptions were that made it so life like and real. But come on. You read the blurb. You've read what the other readers are saying. No, I don't know what they
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a NON-SPOILER REVIEW. GODMAKER is the first book in the new Jeweled Goddess series by Ingrid Seymour. For those who haven't read Ingrid Seymour before this is an amazing introduction to her brilliant world building. For those who have read her other books, you will be delighted by GODMAKER. Although a series opener, there is no cliffhanger ending. There are questions to be answered, but this book could be read as a stand alone and be satisfying. This is a clean read that will pull you in ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bia is a Potential goddess, but she has not lived a wonderful life. Her mother has no use for her, her sisters make fun of her, and she has endured taunts, humiliation, and practical jokes most of her life because she is Skillbarren (no Godskills). From birth children are taught to think they are better than humans, but the adults are willing to lose their seventeen-year-old children each year in the trials or if they Descend and become humans forever. Bia is determined to fight in the trials, b ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Ingrid Seymour’s novels do it’s no surprise that I was delighted to get my hands on Godmaker, Book 1 of her new Jeweled Goddess series. This book is, quite simply, superb and definitely recommended. It had just what I wanted and was well written and with a great plot and great cast of characters. I frankly adore Bia and love the concept of a competition that she needs to win to remain a goddess. It is exactly the mix of The Hunger Games and Wonder Woman (a book and movie that are both amo ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book by Ms Seymour surprised me in a good way. I was not so much impressed by her Djinn series. This one, however, will keep me reading on to the next book. She had some serious world building skills in this book. So much so that I could not stop turning the pages. Also, the characters are fantastic. Each one had very distinct personalities, some you’ll love, some you’ll be disgusted with. The characters in this book who have turned eighteen and have potential to be God’s must survive the t ...more
Joanne Hampton
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being a Goddess is everything. Training from age four until age seventeen to take a test to kill or be killed, unless you are lucky enough to get a jewel that you could become something for the Goddess and be saved as a Goddess. Life is cruel and to fight for one's own life in the final stage is terrible hard. Humans are horrible and hated by the Goddess and to be used as they see fit. This book has strong characters that make it very enjoyable to read! Good storytelling. I received a compliment ...more
Candy Laine
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another great start to a new series by Ingrid. Bia is born a Goddess, but she's got to talent. This means that she needs to fight to survive the trials to remain in her version of heaven and home. With a mother who is barely able to conceal her disgust for the daughter and sisters who have shown her no affection, Bia survives with her close knit group of friends. However even in her close alliance there may be troubles. How is she going to survive the trials? Is she going to chose to fig ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ingrid-seymour
Since the beginning of the story I was very interested. It engaged me right away and kept my focus for the majority of my reading. It took me some time to figure out what-is-what and who-is-who, but it wasn’t long, and I didn’t get bored in the process.

I enjoyed the overall story line and would love to know more about the characters. It might sound like a downside to some (and I don't want to give you any spoilers) that the ending of the book wasn't a complete surprise to me. Overall, it was eas
Bret M.W.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Even in the wonderful world of the gods there is injustice and evil. Bia has to prove herself as a worthy god in order to stay in her world, or she could be banished to the human world, or she could die - ending it all.
I liked this book a lot. Bia is a strong female character put in a position to choose between friendship and her future. In her world, such things as kindness and integrity are not enough - you have to prove yourself through a deadly sport once you have come to age. It's much lik
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so different from any other books about the Gods, I have read and I loved it. Bia and the other potentials are getting ready to face the trials that will decide who stays, who is banished and who dies. This is a very interesting world and I love seeing how everyone interacts with the others around them as well as the different godskills. Interesting twist I didn't see coming and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book! ...more
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
A good start

In a good start to a new series, this story gives you a glimpse into the life of a Potential goddess. Her resignation to die in the trials to come, and then her struggles during the course of it. Even though the Godmasters have thwarted every preparation she made to advance, in the end an unlikely ally gives her hope.
I enjoyed reading this, and look forward to more.
Christina Luberts
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, love Ingrid Seymour books. We have Gods. They think that human are useless and dirty. But are the God's any better the way they treat their own. Bia is are lead character that you have to love. She has always been look down on because she does not have godskill even her mother will have nothing to do with her. What will happen during the battles? Will the friends live or die? I received an arc copy for my honest review. ...more
Myla Aguilar
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it

A different twist on the Gods and Goddesses. Story was action packs and suspenseful but I feel the character's especially the main could have been more. I also was lost at first because some things were not explained until later in the story and some I still do not fully understand, like the jewels. Either way it did not bore me and kept me interested. Hope the writer redoes this book to polish it into a gem.
Tera Comer
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is the first book that I have read by this author and the book is the first in the new Jeweled Goddess series. This book is so different from other books that deal with the Gods and it was refreshing. Plenty of action and suspense to keep you flipping the pages. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Deb Le
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great start to a new series that I can't wait to discover. Ingrid Seymour has a crafted a world incredibly rich and colourful in detail. The character work is of an equally high standard to say Nothing of the writing. I was sucked into the story from the first sentence and just had to keep turning the pages. I was even surprised by the ending, which has left me on tenterhooks. ...more
Fiona Andrew
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An interesting concept for a book. The world building was well written and you could feel the cold unfeeling way the Potential’s were treated. The Gods and Goddesses were so cruel and haughty and there way of life unbelievable. The final battles come and there are many surprises. While you want to have Bia win, you also wish she didn’t have to. And enjoyable read.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
My seventh read from Author Ingrid Seymour and the first in a new series Jeweled Goddess. A well-written, well-developed story with well-developed characters. As in the earlier books from this author I couldn't wait to turn the next page! I look forward to the next book in this series. ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
*Review coming soon*
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart was pounding a lot of the way through this. Constant action and some hunger games esque fighting.
I absolutely loved it.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a book. Great action, amazing characters to make your time reading outstanding. Received a free copy and reviewed because I love this book.
Michelle VanDaley
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Godmaker is the first in the Jeweled Goddess series and it did it's job perfectly introducing the characters and laying the groundwork for the series. I was engaged from start to finish by the characters and descriptive world building. The story flows at a nice pace with no fluff added in my opinion. I look forward to more in this series and from this author. ...more
Jessica Traver cashen
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Superb read. Well written with a great plot and characters. This story has friendships, suspense, and a surprise ending. The life of a potential is hard. You are taken from your parents at a young age and forced to train until the day of the trials which will determine if you live, die or descend. Bia is a Potential goddess, but she hasn't had a wonderful life. Her mother has no use for her, her sisters make fun of her, and she has dealt with taunts and humiliation most of her life because she i ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-e-book, r2r
I've enjoyed every single one of Ingrid Seymour's book that I have read so far and The Godmaker is no exception!!! I can not wait for book two. ...more
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Ingrid Seymour is a USA Today Bestselling Author. When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

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