"The Corpse Goddess"
Author: Kristi Jones
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Source: Tour Host in exchange for a honest review.
Published: 2012 by Evernight Publishing
Author's Website: http://www.kristimjones.com
Party girl Meg Highbury wakes up the morning after her twenty-first birthday with one hell of a hangover—and a walking corpse in her apartment. Meg turns to her straight-laced neighbor Armando for help, and together they discover that Meg is a Valkyrie. What’s more, her first duty is to trade places with the corpse.
But Meg is being sent to her Death Duty too soon. In a race against time, Meg frantically tries to find a loophole to avoid her gruesome fate, but while Meg is determined to live whatever the cost, Armando's strict moral principles keep getting in the way of her plans for escape.
Can Meg walk the “right” and narrow path, possibly sacrificing her mortal life, for love? And if she can, will Armando have the stomach to love a rotting corpse of a girl who is falling apart in more ways than one?
Fun, funny, mysterious, gruesome and original work by Kristi Jones that has you shocked surprised and quickly turning pages to see what’s in store. Her writing is so crisp and clear you feel as if you are right there standing beside Meg; feeling what she is feeling and seeing what she is seeing. A great book for paranormal readers who do not mind some (ok a little more than some) gore, bad smells and squishy sounds.
Meg just celebrated her 21st birthday. Waking up the morning after to a horrendous sight that she swears is caused by some hallucinogenic drug that was slipped into one of her drinks the night before. She goes on one amazingly nightmarish adventure to get things figured out one she finds out it’s not a hallucination. But a real honest to goodness corpse that has made way to her side. With the help of one good neighbor (Armando), his father (Dr. G) and her two close friends (Tee and Emma) questions become answered, truths come to light and Meg grows in many ways. It’s amazing what reality can bring forth when you get a good dose of it!
I really enjoyed the world Kristi created in The Corpse Goddess. There’s only a touch of romance that is a slow build (no hot n' spicy scenes here). But it added even more to the book as a whole and showed the growth of the characters as a pair. I was left with some lingering questions. There were a couple of untied ends that left me with a, hmm. Does this mean there’s a book two to come? I would love to see that! Kristi, if you were trying to leave your readers wanting more, you succeeded!