Book Review: The Goddesses by Swan Huntley

This one was a weird one. The Goddesses  is a thriller wrapped up as chick lit. That's really the best way to describe it. I&#...

This one was a weird one. The Goddesses is a thriller wrapped up as chick lit. That's really the best way to describe it. I'd say it would more so appeal to those who are into chick lit as opposed to thrillers. I figured the entire thing out verrry quickly. Overall, I was bored with the book - but also wanted to know what (if anything) was going to happen.

Brief synopsis: After her husband cheats on her with a co-worker, Nancy and her family pick up their lives and move from San Diego to Kona, Hawaii. It's a fresh start for the entire family and Nancy really wants to start fresh. She starts going to yoga, where she meets a woman who is everything she wants to be and they quickly become inseparable. But is this perfect friendship too good to be true?

It took me a while to get into this book. I just could not connect with the characters or the story. While I usually spend my entire lunch break reading and find any opportunity to dive into a story, I never felt that hunger with The Goddesses. I was mostly just reading so I could move onto the next novel (I hate not finishing books).

There were two parts of the book that shocked me, but I felt like there was a lot more potential that wasn't taken advantage of. I'd like to know more about the cheating, alcoholic husband. I'd really love to get to know the teenage twin sons better. I would have liked it if the crazy was more absurdly over-the-top. The last chapter, while surprising, really annoyed me, and I found myself dissatisfied with the ending.

All of this isn't to say that Huntley isn't a good writer. I actually really enjoyed her writing style, and will probably take a peek at her other novel, We Could Be Beautiful. This novel, however, just wasn't my cup of tea.

I received this novel free for review from Booksparks, however, all opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

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