Things have finally settled down since Jordan’s last adventure – battling the Greek goddess Hathor. Jordan and her best friend, Selena, are thankful they no longer have to deal with the tricks of gods and goddesses. However, Jordan’s suspicions arise when she is given a box from her grandmother, containing tickets for Grams, Jordan, and Selena to travel to Paris. Jordan ignores the warning signs and her instinct as her and Selena prepare to travel to the city they have always dreamed of, fulfilling all of their Audrey Hepburn fantasies.
After arrival, Jordan and Selena take on the city while Grams takes care of personal business. It quickly becomes apparent that this trip will be everything but normal. Once again, Jordan finds herself in a battle with a Greek goddess—this time, it’s Aphrodite. The trip takes a wrong turn when Aphrodite takes over her body, and Jordan becomes stuck in Hades, the underworld. Now she is faced with an entirely different challenge and has to team up with Ares to ensure she isn’t stuck in Hades forever. Read Goddesses Can Wait by Kim Baccellia to follow Jordan as she navigates this adventure and works to return to her normal life.
Overall, I thought this was an interesting and captivating novel. It was a perfect mix of Greek mythology and realistic fiction. I thought the protagonist, Jordan, was relatable, and I found myself laughing at her embarrassing moments. I loved the imagery the author used when describing Paris, and it felt like you were actually there.
I thought that some parts of the novel needed to be further explained, especially when Jordan first enters Hades and what exactly had happened. At the beginning of the novel there was foreshadowing that pointed to an obvious outcome.
This novel is fast-paced and easy to read, which I enjoyed. I never found myself bored while reading. I also enjoyed the tidbits of Greek mythology information the author gave, and you can tell she had done plenty of research on the topic.
This novel is a sequel to No More Goddesses by Kim Baccellia. However, you do not necessarily have to read the first novel to understand this one. It would give you a better idea of the characters, their relationships, and their backstory. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and would recommend it to anyone looking for an action-packed story.