Alpha Goddess

Alpha Goddess In Serjana Caelum s world gods exist So do goddesses Sera knows this because she is one of them A secret long concealed by her parents Sera is Lakshmi reborn the human avatar of an immortal Indian

  • Title: Alpha Goddess
  • Author: Amalie Howard
  • ISBN: 9781626362086
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Serjana Caelum s world, gods exist So do goddesses Sera knows this because she is one of them A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rud to control all the planes of existence Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera s avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all sIn Serjana Caelum s world, gods exist So do goddesses Sera knows this because she is one of them A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rud to control all the planes of existence Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera s avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all she creates is chaos A chaos that Azrath, the Asura Lord of Death, hopes to use to unleash hell on earth.Torn between reconciling her past and present, Sera must figure out how to stop Azrath before the Mortal Realm is destroyed But trust doesn t come easy in a world fissured by lies and betrayal Her best friend Kyle is hiding his own dark secrets, and her mysterious new neighbor, Devendra, seems to know a lot than he s telling Struggling between her opposing halves and her attraction to the boys tied to each of them, Sera must become the goddess she was meant to be, or risk failing, which means sacrificing the world she was born to protect.Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft stories told with LEGO bricks books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

    • Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard
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    About “Amalie Howard”

    1. Amalie Howard

      AMALIE HOWARD is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid s INDIE NEXT title Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a 1 bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read The sequel, Bloodcraft, was a silver IPPY medalist and a Children s Moonbeam award winner She is also the co author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX, written with her good friend and fellow author, Angie Morgan As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children Visit her at amaliehoward.

    905 thoughts on “Alpha Goddess”

    1. DNF (40 percent through and then, it was just too painful to read.)The word 'cliche' does not even begin to describe this book. The only one unique quality about this book which completely deserved the one star I gave is the usage of Hindu mythology (coming to think of it, I don't think it was very accurate). And that too did not make me finish this book. I do not understand why most of the stories need to revolve around one sole teenager. And all the friggin' time the teenager is oblivious to t [...]


    2. Official blurb-I was absolutely immersed in Sera’s world! Alpha Goddess is a fiery, gripping twist on a timeless love story. The rich mythology and exotic themes were beautifully imagined and unlike anything I've ever read before. Brilliantly dark and powerful. A must read!


    3. May I say, before I begin, you will need a bit of patience to read this book. Nothing of real interest happens until the later half and then it all happens really fast.If I had to compare this book to a movie, it would the Marvel Avengers, because even though you know three-fourths of the movie is plain junk, you still watch it for the awesome ending and for the sheer fan-girl-joy of it. (Yay, the Hulk! And Hawkeye! And Iron Man!)It might be because I've been reading many YA books lately, but I [...]


    4. The story in this was pretty interesting. Despite all the mythology that was in it, and the many different types of deities and demons and hells and everything else that we were introduced to, it still managed to make sense. It explained everything well enough to follow and there was a good amount of action. I dont have any complains really besides the characters, namely Dev and Kyle. I think this book handled its love-triangle rather poorly. The book alternated between Sera and Kyle's POVs, so [...]


    5. Thank you for the ARC in exchange of an honest review! Hmmm This is a bit hard to review. Not that it's a bad book or something.It's not, well, in my opinion. First off I got friends all over the world since I got so active in reading and doing discussion everywhere about books, life, work or anything under the sun. Why am I telling you that? It is because one or two or three of those friends are from India. They're born, grew up, is living and working in India.So when I read the book I was aski [...]


    6. Who the hell did Sera pick? Ah man I loved this all the way up to the ending. I don't care if she picked Kyle, prince of hell, or Dev, ruler of all gods. What I did care though was that in the end this love triangle concluded. But instead Sera kisses both guys, she promises Dev a future together and then kisses Kyle and promises him right now. Who does that!? Grrrrrrrrrrr.The plot was really fascinating and was written and developed well. The ruler of hell wants to rule all three realms, underwo [...]


    7. Review To Come! Really enjoyed this bookEdit***This is a book That was new and very unique to me.There wasn't much I didn't like about this book besidesthe love triangle and Sera's attitude in the beginning.But Sera def redeems herself.You can read my full review here kindreddreamheart


    8. (I received a copy from Sky Pony Press for review - all opinions are 100% my own).At first glance, I was super intrigued by the premise of the story - a retelling of Hindu mythology? Yes please. I don't think I've ever read a novel with that concept so I went into this really excited.With that being said, this story takes some getting used to. If you're a Hindu mythology newbie like me, things can be hard to follow and there's a lot of plot build up during the first half of the story. However, a [...]


    9. (I got an ebook copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. This being an Advanced Reader Copy, some things in this novel are still liable to change before its publishing.)I was mostly interested in this book because of Hindu mythology, something that I haven't seen used in many stories so far. I only know the basics, so I can't really tell if everything in Alpha Goddess is exact, or if the author changed a lot of things. I'm not sure I agree with the changes in spelling—why Asur [...]


    10. Amalie Howard has done it again! With Alpha Goddess, she brings us an amazing, gorgeous story with vivid, detailed mythology, amazing characters and wonderful prose.Sera was an interesting character. She starts off disbelieving, craving to be normal. As is typical with Howard’s books, Sera was reluctant to accept her destiny. But over time, she grows and matures and accepts her destiny for what it is. She embraces who she is and who she is meant to be. I always love Howard’s MC’s because o [...]


    11. I did not care much for this book. I don't believe it was researched well enough. There are glaring inconsistencies between the Hindu religion and what is presented in these pages. I don't mind that there was a mix between mythologies and Hinduism, but they were combined haphazardly. There is Greek mythology, Native American spirituality, Mayan gods. It's all over the place and none of it is made fluid. On top of this, the various Sanskrit and other terms were not identified, nor explained throu [...]


    12. I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The premise of this book was intriguing -- I don't know a lot about Hindu mythology and so I was excited to read something that centered around it (though I suspect it's highly inaccurate and I should just research it myself) -- but it failed spectacularly in its execution.The main character, Sera, one day discovers that she is special. Everyone knows about it but her. Similarly, everyone around her is hiding something of their true [...]


    13. (Although I received this book for review my review is still 100% honest.)This book was a really fast read for me. I enjoyed it a lot and it had a pretty impressive adventure within it. The concept for this book was very interesting, its about gods and demons. Except that its all based on Hindu gods, goddess and demons. I found myself really enjoying this book from the very beginning.The main character of this book is Serjana. Shes a sixteen year old high school student with really only one frie [...]


    14. 1.) I found the author, Amalie Howard, to be very inspiring rather than condemning. Through out the whole novel. She focuses on the views of love, friendship, and family. The Alpha Goddess is based off of Hindu mythology, which is centered around Sera, the main character, and her world getting flipped upside down when she finds out she is the reincarnation of the powerful hindu goddess, Lakshmi. Because Amalie decided to center her story around this belief, she brought the story and her characte [...]


    15. I just finished reading Howard's latest book, Alpha Goddess, and as usual, I could not put it down! For me, this book started a bit slower than her last (Almost Girl) - but I believe it was simply that I am not as familiar with the underlying mythology for the story. Based loosely on the "myth" of Rama and Sita, it took me into an Indian cultural basis that was entirely new to me. I will do my best not to go into the plot as to not give anything away here! As the story began, our protagonist did [...]


    16. guninactone.wordpress/2014Alpha Goddess had so much potential! I was totally sucked into the idea of the story and that gorgeous cover. I’m don’t know a lot about Hindu mythology, but I find the little I have read so interesting. I was really excited to read a story that brought Indian gods and goddesses to present life. Unfortunately there was just way too much going on. I could barely keep all the parties straight and at one point I realized I just didn’t care to try anymore.I liked Sera [...]


    17. Sigh. Sigh. Here it is again, the clichés overruling everything. I cannot top this GIF review of the book, but I'll give my two cents anyway.Sera is super. Let's put it that way. She is, as any heroine seems to be now, the diamond in the rough, the most special girl, unlike any other. And I get there has to be some quirk to be central to the plot, but it gets tiring having to be the most brilliant thing in the world.It's apparently full of Hindu myths that aren't right or are incomplete, but th [...]


    18. Although there are lots of things wrong with this book, it is still an interesting take on the whole teen angst love triangle story. But then when gods and goddesses are involved it will probably be different. And when a goddess is both of heaven and hell things do get pretty convoluted. Sera is the incarnate goddess Sita or Lakshmi. She is supposed to maintain balance in the worlds but when her uncle the god of death sets out to overthrown everything and call forth Kali bringing hell on earth s [...]


    19. The goddess within Sera awakens in the form of nightmares and hallucinations. Her parents shade her from harm and keep her true identity hidden from all outside a close circle of friends and family. Sera herself doesn't even know what she is. She is hidden because of her unusual abilities that can be used for both good and evil, and if evil find out who she is and what she can do it'd stop at nothing to get her, putting all realms in terrible danger. Sera soon learns of her part and of the extra [...]


    20. Normally if I hate a book I'll only complain about it to my family and friends; but this book was so horrible I just had to tell the world. Let me first say the storyline of the book was a pretty good idea, I have never read a book about Hindu gods and goddesses so I was pretty interested when I first seen this one but the more I read the more I wanted to set the book on fire (Blasphemous I know). The overall structure of writing seemed as if the author had so many different ideas that she just [...]


    21. I am going to be honest I did not like this book, and it took me forever to read because I didn’t care about the characters at all. I am not even going to give a description because honestly if you read one teen girl fantasy with an unnecessary love triangle you have read this book. Nothing stood out, it was slow starting, and then the action was rushed. Sera’s love triangle with Dev and Kyle was boring. I didn’t know why she was attracted to either one of them. Also I am not that familiar [...]


    22. Sera is the teenaged avatar of an immortal Indian goddess, and that's just one of the secrets her parents--and friends--have been keeping from her. Now, as the goddess and as herself, Sera has to find the balance that will save the mortal world. I found the religious and cultural aspects this book touches upon to be treated carefully and respectfully. It's a bit cliche and heavy-handed when it comes to the obligatory love-triangle--who will she choose? how will that change the balance?--but I ho [...]


    23. Good concept, I just get so tired of every book having a love triangle of some sort. One bad boy to lust over vs. the perfect guy for you and you can't choose. DUMB!!!!! Other than that I love the originality of it all.


    24. Hey guys, I just finished Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard. The main thing I enjoyed about this novel was the aspect of Hindu Mythology embedded deeply within the storyline. That actually was the main reason I wanted to read this. Lol. The storyline in itself was alright. However, at times I do have to admit I lost attention while reading this book. Or, maybe I was just thinking too hard in regards to certain aspects. In addition, at first the background details were a tad overwhelming, though I k [...]


    25. This review is in conjunction with Gothic Moms book reviews.There is nothing more entertaining than reading a book with a strong female lead who acts like a normal person. When that book is a YA book, it is even more impressive. Howard develops a story with a teenage goddess who is destined to save the world, but unlike many of the other stories like this, Sera acts like a real person. She has faults and struggles to find her way. I do not know much about Hindu mythology, but I still enjoyed the [...]


    26. There is nothing more entertaining than reading a book with a strong female lead who acts like a normal person. When that book is a YA book, it is even more impressive. Howard develops a story with a teenage goddess who is destined to save the world, but unlike many of the other stories like this, Sera acts like a real person. She has faults and struggles to find her way. I do not know much about Hindu mythology, but I still enjoyed the story. It was very easy to "feel" these characters. There w [...]


    27. In Serjana Caelum’s world, gods exist. So do goddesses. Sera knows this because she is one of them. A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rumored to control all the planes of existence. Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera’s avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all she creates is chaos. A chaos that Azrath, the Asura Lord of Death, hopes to use to unleash hell on earth.Torn between rec [...]


    28. Really entertaining, and using Hindu mythology as the basis for this fantasy made it feel really fresh and unique. My biggest complaint was that all the dudes in this sucked. And Dev spent so much of the book being *so* perfect and nice (while still managing to be obnoxious af), that I was SURE he was totes evil.


    29. I want to thank Net Galley and Sky Pony Press for providing me with a copy of this ebook to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.Blurb from :In Serjana Caelum’s world, gods exist. So do goddesses. Sera knows this because she is one of them. A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rumored to control all the planes of existence. Marked by the sigils of both he [...]


    30. I loved the inclusion of Hindu Mythology! We always have Norse, Greek/Roman-so a different one was quite lovely. I'm very curious to see where we go next.


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