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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway: Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty @chapterxchapter @McNultyAmy @month9books


Welcome today's stop on the Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty Blog Tour presented by Month9Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.

I really enjoyed Nobody’s Goddess. More so, even, than I was expecting. At the first it was not quite the story I expected it to be but this, in the end proved to be one of the things I loved most about it.

For a start I really liked the premise of this novel. As I began the novel I thought the rules surrounding every man finding their goddess, such as men wearing masks so women could not look upon them, and women not being able to look at the Lord’s castle were more to do with custom. I soon realised that this world built by Amy McNulty was full of magic, and that magic truly did govern every aspect of these characters lives and this made me want to read further and learn more.  There was an air of mystery from the first and my mind was full of questions.  Who is the Lord of the Castle, why all these rules?  What happens if they don't follow them? Why are they there in the first place?

In some ways as I read further, I thought this might be a variation on a Beauty and the Beast kind of idea, but this was a mistake on my part as this was oh so much more and to my delight went of in such an interesting and intriguing direction.  In her acknowledgements, Ms McNulty describes her novel as 'sometimes off the beaten path' and it was this characteristic of her tale that really made it the spellbinding and engrossing tale that it is as I truly did not know where the tale would lead me and this just pulled me in further.  The way Ms McNulty weaves this tale with its mystery and slowly revealed truths is just perfect both in its pace and the threads that she weaves,


I found the main character Noll, a little irritating and frustrating at times in the decisions she made though ultimately I understood them in the end.. She is a strong character who chafes at the rules that govern her life and that of her family and community. Having slowly lost all her childhood friends as each found their goddess, she feels isolated and rebellious but she also questions things are as they are this and it is this stubborness that sometimes causes her to make decisions she does.
 




Overall this is a spellbinding and engrossing tale that leaves you wanting more. As this is marked as the instalment number 1 of the Never Veil series, I hope to learn more in future instalments about the world as I slowly fell in love with the characters over the course of the novel  and am extremely eager to find out what happens next.

A thoroughly satisfying tale. I give this story 4 stars!

SapphiredDragon xx
 

About Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1)

Title: Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1)
Publication date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Amy McNulty









In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.



Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.



Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20561819-nobody-s-goddess




ABOUT Amy McNulty:







Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently spends her days alternatively writing on business and marketing topics and primarily crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.


Author Links:   Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads



The Giveaway



·       Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty (INT)


 

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