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Victoria Marmot and the Meddling Goddess

(Victoria Marmot #1)

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Victoria Marmot is just an average teenage girl... if by "average" you mean an orphaned, multi-lingual, martial arts expert who owns her own home and may or may not have magical abilities.

When Vic is told her parents didn't die the way she thinks they did, her world is turned upside down and she's left with the task of finding out what really happened to them. But when h
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Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published October 22nd 2018
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Virginia It's a long story (and only the parts relevant to the plot are really brought up in the books though I have it all written out in my notes), but her f…moreIt's a long story (and only the parts relevant to the plot are really brought up in the books though I have it all written out in my notes), but her family name is fake, if that helps. It was an inside joke with her parents. This gets addressed in later books. (I'm trying to answer this without spoilers, but it's difficult.) Regardless, I wouldn't take her too seriously. The story is meant to be humorous. :-)(less)
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Alaina
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The beginning of this was so freaking weird.. but then I definitely got past that.

Victoria Marmot and the Meddling Goddess was an interesting book. I laughed when the narrator stepped in but wanted to see where this book was going to take me after that. The names in this book were hilarious. At one point, I thought this was a joke.. like the whole book. In the end, it turned out to be an enjoyable read and I'm kind of happy
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Christina McMullen
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Please understand that I make the following statement with love:
Wtf did I just read?
No really, this was something I didn't think existed: YA fantasy with humor, sarcasm, calling out absurd tropes, and fourth walk breaking in the first chapter. What's not to love? Seriously, I'm going to keep going with this one and pray for more of the same.
Patricia Hamill
This is the first in a series of books featuring Vic (aka Victoria Marmot).

One of the things I most enjoyed about this story was how Vic reacts to the weird stuff that is happening to her. I think best of these were her reactions to the Twilight-esque vampire/werewolf love interests. Then you add in the nods to the Harry Potter universe. Honestly, it’s a toss-up between which of the two worlds this story seems to be poking fun at the most. Obviously Twilight. But then again, when the headmaster
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
Oct 31, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 26%
 Reading Reindeer
The recently orphaned (six months prior) seventeen-year-old mixed-heritage Victoria Adelaide Marmot is an adorably snarky and feisty high school senior on a quest announced by a goddess. A student of mixed martial arts since age 10 and a lifelong fluency in Spanish due to her father may or may not serve her well as she embarks on her own Hero's Journey in the peaceful mountain city of Flagstaff, Arizona, where she now inhabits the home her recently deceased parents bequeathed her. Her adventures ...more
Sunshyne
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. The story was hilarious and I loved all the F bombs. I mean after all when your life gets turned upside down F!?< is the proverbial word that comes to my mind. The story is spot on. And I’m off to buy book 2 ...more
Annette
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Leslie
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Worth five stars just for the entry alone. A wonderful frolic through popular fantasy, this book satirically references everything from sparkly vampires and clingy werewolves to ancient goddesses of luck and trees of life. Fun and short, this is a brilliant read sure to please fans of every one from Neil Degrasse Tyson to Tolkien.

Kari Marie
Thank you NetGalley for an ARC. This is an honest review.
**EDIT 1/22/18 : My final thoughts on this will be on book three because I am not able to separate out the books enough to not spoil things**
Victoria is young woman who just lost her parents and somehow inherited wealth and lawyers. Her parents had secrets and now she gets to uncover them in new town with some really weird residents.

The first part of this book was confusing but continue to read. It does get better. This was a short book pa
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Maddie
4.5 Stars

This is a very fun and quick Urban Fantasy satire perfect for those on the inside joke. If you're aware of the current Urban Fantasy tropes, you're going to have fun with this book. It's insanely fast paced, which is great for my tendency to speed read, and the story hidden among all of the parodies of various YA fantasies (Twilight is a huge one) is pretty compelling. Overall, the fun of this book can be summed up in one phrase the main character delightfully exclaims throughout the no
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Anastasia シ
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc, young-adult, fantasy
ehhhhhhh ... nope
Adi
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: feminism
*Still currently reading, so I'll update this as I go*

**THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW because frankly, I can't talk about it without giving some stuff away. But I'll try not to ruin the ending. Basically, if you have read Harry Potter or Twilight, nothing in this review should come as a surprise.**

I picked up this book for free through a giveaway. Was not paid or given any gifts or anything or even asked for a review. So this is totally just me.

I'm about halfway through the book so far,
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John Purvis
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Victoria Marmot and the Meddling Goddess" eBook was published in 2018 and was written by Virginia McClain (http://virginiamcclain.blogspot.com). Ms. McClain has published six novels or novellas. This is the first of her "Victoria Marmot" series. 

I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains lots of Mature Language and some Mature Situations. The story is set in the contemporary US, but
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K. Lincoln
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, actually.

The book starts with a comedic conceit that wasn't to my particular taste:

"Her chestnut hair barely reflected the starlight, her mint-green eyes flashing with confusion as her caramel skin darkened to the color of milk chocolate with increasing ire.

"Who the f-ck is hiding in the woods describing me like a damned dessert?"

About 8 Kindle pages in, the book switched over to a more normal first person narrative that was easier for me to enjoy. Victoria Marmot is at a new school i
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Kylie
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Let me just start out by saying this book was nothing like I expected. The synopsis had me hooked right away, I mean who doesn't want to ready about a teenage girl who is orphaned, multi-lingual and a martial arts expert who has some magic thrown into her life? That being said, I almost stopped reading after the first two chapters. In the first few sentences we find out that there is a narrator who can speak to our main character Victoria "Vic" Marmot. Usually I'm not really into those kinds of ...more
Regitze
I recieved a free digital ARC ig this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

It’s not that I hated this book. I just don’t care about it at all. The story wasn’t engaging at all. It took me forever to get into the story as the first chapter was so damn confusing and trying to be meta-edgy and I hated that part. From there the story went back and forth between infodumping and ridiculous dialogue with barely any action. I couldn’t tell you how many different mythological being and fo
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Billie
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Marmot is just an average teenage girl... if by "average" you mean an orphaned, multi-lingual, martial arts expert who owns her own home and may or may not have magical abilities.
When Vic is told her parents didn't die the way she thinks they did, her world is turned upside down and she's left with the task of finding out what really happened to them. But when her quest to uncover the truth reveals a massive conspiracy by a corrupt magical government, will her efforts save the world or
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Meghan
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Virginia McClain in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

When first hearing about this book, I did not know what to expect. From reading the description, the book sounded like a sci-fi fantasy book which does very well at our library. After reading this book, the fantasy, drama, current trends and references expressed throughout the book did not disappoint which makes the book easily relatable wi
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Bobbie Kirkland
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of VICTORIA MARMOT AND THE MEDDLING GODDESS (Victoria Marmot Book One) by Virginia McClain in exchange for an honest review. We find Vic just as things are getting weird. She’s starting a new school soon, so she goes camping to refresh herself for the new experience. Instead of finding peace, she finds she’s being stalked by a weirdo describing her every action. After finally chasing off the weirdo, things settle down until she actually goes to her new school. Weirdness, c ...more
R. Bang
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
This was a delightfully fast and fun read. The first few pages were a bit hard for me to get through, but by the end of the first chapter I was hooked. If you're looking for some lighthearted and humorous brain candy this is the book for you.

Victoria is a smarter Buffy and more likable Harry. The author keeps things simple and doesn't bog readers down with boring details like 3000 word descriptions of furniture and houseplants.

I recommend this for anyone who just wants something upbeat and fun.
Destiny Bridwell
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I got all three book in the series to read and review. I was not sure what I was getting into when I first found this series. I have to say Vic is a very quirky character and how she reacts to the weird things in her life is just crazy. In the first book in the series she is trying to figure how what really happy to her family. IT was a good base for the rest of the series. It made want to read the rest. 
Mel
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I feel like this book merits closer to 2.5, but since goodreads only allows full stars and I kept being annoyed by touches that seemed useless at best, it gets 2. This is the only book I have ever been intrigued enough by an ad on shmasebook to actually look up, and since it was free I downloaded it. I will likely only read more if the library acquires them and I am really bored. The book is also quite short and ends on a blatant cliffhanger.
Mai
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Victoria is the most ridiculously Mary Sue of all the Mary Sues, and it is amazingly fun to follow along as the author pokes fun at or gives a nod to all sorts of books, tv shows, and movies and other supernatural tropes. It's really more the first part of a story as it ends on a cliffhanger, but it was still a lot of fun.
Melanie
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 5000-challenge
I picked it up as it was billed as fantasy with more diversity and it delivered on that. Although I felt like it was weak overall (maybe needs some heavy editing?) the storyline is interesting and the humor is quirky enough that I’ll keep reading the series.
Mary T
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy

Good read with chuckle here and there. A werewolf, vampire, missing family and folks of magic make this an enjoyable story. Some of the language used could have been omitted.Virginia McClain
Tim Martin
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you can get through the beginning, it's a good YA book.
Jay Quietnight
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Meddling Goddess if a fun adventure with a unique premise: shape-shifting teens out to topple a corrupt government agency. This book has tons of action and ends with a promise of more to come!
Jacquelyn White
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Victoria is awesome and everything I wish I was as a teen. I’m here for Gwen for sure. Can’t wait to get started on the next book.
Meghan Bohn
rated it it was ok
Oct 31, 2019
Cassie Feldman
rated it really liked it
Jan 14, 2020
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