BOOK REVIEW: My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods #1) by Poppy Minnix

BOOK REVIEW: My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods #1) by Poppy MinnixMy Song's Curse (Duet of the Gods #1)
by Poppy Minnix
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Synopsis:

Ultimate control has its downside, especially when it comes to romance. But will it be enough to keep them together?

As a siren Lula Aglaope can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she’d give up her power for one meaningful, honest conversation.

She wants a normal life, like the open, true connections the humans seem to pull off with such little effort.

When she meets Alexiares, God of Warding off Wars, all thoughts of normalcy fly out the window. The beautiful demigod cannot be controlled! He’s frustrating, irresistible...and utterly off-limits.

Alex has watched Olympus slowly fall apart. The old gods continue their archaic control of the Universe, denying the progress of humans and other deities. But Alex has plans to repair the damage, and Lula is a major player.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Falling for her is the worst idea. And just when things move in the right direction, danger arises that no one expects, plunging the sirens into the deadly Olympian spotlight.

With Lula’s sisters missing, and a pile of broken laws surrounding them, will Alex and Lula change the Universe for the better or destroy it?

If you like Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, and Shannon Mayer, you’ll love this fun paranormal romance steeped in mythology!

Review:

My Songs Curse was seductive, intoxicating and I was obsessed from just that first page.  This was a forbidden love story that wove mythology, friendship and love throughout the pages, and I loved every minute of it.  If you enjoy paranormal or adult romance, then you definitely need this book in your life!

Each of us has experienced the same.
Just a taste. I scratch at the tightness below my throat

Lula lived such a lonely life.  She couldn’t be around humans for long, without them changing or ruining themselves.  And with her siren sisters scattered across the globe, she was entirely alone.  That was until she met Alex.  Alex, aka Alexiares, was a demigod from Olympus.  He was the son of Hercules and grandson of Zeus, king of Olympus.  He seemed to appear in Lula’s life out of nowhere.  Yet there were things already in motion.  So as we watched the story unfold, through both of their eyes, we got taken on a journey that was mesmerizing.

I cover my hot face with both hands. I don’t want this. The control I possess hangs its heavy weight around my neck, threatening to strangle, and I can’t shrug it off and walk away.

I loved Lula, she was resilient, strong, brave and kind.  But she was so lonely.  So when Alex walked into her life, everything changed.  Being able to have a conversation and kiss someone of their own free will was beyond unique to her.  In her 182 years of living, that had never happened.  Because when she was around the humans, even a word or laugh from her lips consumed and twisted them.  With Alex, she could just be.  Yet, them being together was completely forbidden and Lula was unaware of the plans he had for her.

“Godsdammit, Lula, you’re my perfect torture,” he says, breathless.

Alex was sigh and book boyfriend worthy.  He was determined, astute, seductive and charming.  With being a demigod, so much had been handed to him.  Yet Lula was unlike others in Olympus.  She didn’t bow down to him and she treated him like an equal.  And she not only challenged him but enticed him too.  Meeting Lula face to face was not part of his plan, at the moment.  Yes he had been watching her, but so much was at stake and in play.  Yet from the first moment he spoke to Lula, there was no way he could walk away.

There is only this moment. May it last for eternity.

Alex and Lula together were exhilarating.  There was so much chemistry between them, that even them making food together felt seductive.  But they were forbidden.  A siren was not supposed to be with a demigod.  And anything more then a kiss could be catastrophic. I loved that they couldn’t not touch the other, and as the story progressed their moments together were sizzling sexy *fans face*.  But there was so much more going on.  There was political intrigue, plots about Olympus, a missing siren and so much unknown.  With friendship, laughter and loyalty laced throughout the pages, this book was so much fun!

“I want to experience every inch of you more than anything. Every mysterious thought, every blush, every eye-roll. I’m choosing you.”
My mouth opens even though I haven’t a clue what to say, but speech is impossible anyway because he closes the distance and captures my lips.

My Songs Curse was a forbidden love story that was mesmerizing.  The story-line captured my heart and I always had to know what happened next.  And with side characters who felt larger then life, I heart Comus and Rath!, this story was so well rounded out.  The ending left us at the perfect place.  Yes there was still lots up in the air, but we were left beyond happy and at a perfect resting spot.  I enjoyed this story so much, and Minix has definitely created a fan for life!

*I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book, provided by the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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4 Comments

  1. Sophie

    That sounds just perfect!
    Sophie recently posted…Ten love stories I’ll never forget! Top Ten TuesdayMy Profile

    • Jen

      It SO was ♥! Loved, loved, loved!

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Wonderful review, Jen! I don’t think I’ve ever read about a siren so that aspect alone is intriguing. Alex and Lula sound positively dreamy together. 🙂
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: I Can’t Even | Books Too Good To ReviewMy Profile

    • Jen

      Thank you so much, Tanya! I can’t recall that I have either, but I absolutely loved it! They were soooo steamy together!

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