Friday, January 4, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: THE SPIDER GODDESS by TARA MOSS


THE SPIDER GODDESS
(A Pandora English Novel #2)
by
TARA MOSS

Publisher:  Pan MacMillan Australia
Format: Paperback, 324pages
Acquired:  Book received from publisher for review

RATING:  3.75 SANGUINE STARS!

Goodreads Description:
 It's been two months since Pandora English left her small hometown to live with her mysterious great-aunt in a haunted mansion in Spektor – the fog-wreathed suburb of Manhattan that doesn't appear on any map. With the help of her great-aunt and the beautiful – but dead – Lieutenant Luke, Pandora is beginning to understand the significance of the Lucasta family heritage her late mother kept secret from her. Pandora is heir to a great gift. And with that comes frightening responsibility...

Meanwhile, she seems doomed to be forever underestimated in the mortal world. Her fashion editor boss doesn't seem to know she exists. But New York needs Pandora's special gifts. There is a new designer in town, and her ambitions extend far beyond taking over the fashion world one knit at a time...



MARISSA'S REVIEW:
In book 2 of the Pandora English Novels by Tara Moss, we continue with Pandora English - the Seventh and her journey to uncover what being the Seventh means.  

Her ghostly, would-be love interest Lieutenant Luke continues to be at her beck and call and connections between the two continue to grow.   Though being YA and of course Luke being a ghost (!), not a lot happens which is quite OK with me! But wait.....the discovery of Luke's civil war sword brings about a physical change that opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the pair.

The beautiful and blood thirsty sanguine Athanasia and her three cronies (Blonde, Brunette & Redhead!) continue to taunt Pandora.  Rather miffed at Pandora for thwarting a catastrophe in The Blood Countess and by almost permanently killing Athanasia - the sanguines come close a few times to exacting their revenge on Pandora.  Unfortunately for them, Pandora's "close" friend Deus happens to be a rather old and most senior Sanguine - one that has control over Athanasia and her friends.  Pandora also happens to have Deus protecting her!

Early on in the book, Pandora stumbles upon a rather large spider (tarantula) which seems to have some strange connection with her.  This is the beginning of the Spider Goddess' entrance into the story.  Unfortunately it takes majority of the book for the Spider Goddess to rear her ugly head and the confrontation feels to come to a conclusion rather fast.

There is a lot of recapping in this book, reminding us of each character and the events that unfolded in Book1.  The Spider Goddess, I feel, plays a smaller part in this book with the continual growth of Pandora, her unraveling mysteries of the mansion and being the Seventh playing the more important storyline.  

There seems to be something big brewing for future books in the series!  I look forward to continuing the saga.

And I just LOVE the covers in this series!  Just beautiful!!


ENJOY!
MARISSA










1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds really interesting!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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