Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Nobody's Lady by Amy McNulty - Book Review & Giveaway

 
 

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 writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.

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Review
 
 
Review by Anniek

In Oliviere's (or Noll as her friends call her) world women rule. They are a goddess for their man. However, there is only one man for every woman. The men don't have a choice, they fall in love with the goddess that has been chosen for them. The women can choose: return the love of their man or send him to the commune while knowing that this is the only man that will every love them. If they cannot return the love they will live alone for the rest of their life. If a man takes off his mask before his love has been returned he will vanish if a woman (other than his mother or siblings) looks at him. The first goddess has put this curse on the men because of the harm they did to women in the past.

Noll is a tomboy who's always in the woods playing with the other children, mostly boys. Her group of friends is thinning because of boys who are finding their goddess. Noll is very sad about that. Her man has not found her yet, so she is literally nobody's goddess. When her best friend (and secret love) finds the goddess in her sister Noll is determined to set things straight. She has to go back centuries, to the time and place when the curse was put upon the men by the first goddess. It turns out that time has so many other plans for Noll.

Amy McNulty has created a very interesting world. She made me think about the what if of women being the only ones with choices. I loved her writing style and I could easily picture the characters and their world. It took me a little time to get into the story because of the fact that I had to understand how the world works and what its rules are first. The explanations are totally necessary and I'm glad I kept reading as I was definitely rewarded with a great story. The ending is really good! I did not see it coming until very late in the story. I absolutely loved this beautiful book and I am really looking forward to reading more from this writer.
 
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Review by Anniek
 
Once upon a time all men were cursed. They could only love one woman, their goddess. The man needed to wear a veil until his goddess would return his love. All the women were worshipped but not all women found their love because they had no choice in men. The only choice they had was whether or not they could love the man who chose one woman as his goddess.

Ever since Noll found out that she was the goddess of the Lord she did everything in her power to turn him away. She found a way to break the curse and now all men and women can love freely. This also meant that the Lord was able to send her away. Only Noll starts to realize she isn't so immune to him as she thought she would be.

People in the village are trying to find themselves again. Not bound to former marriages everyone is rethinking the choice they once made. It doesn't help that the Lord has set a new rule. You can only be married again if you choose freely to do so with the person you have fallen in love with.
The village is left in total chaos. The women who returned the love of their men are now alone and are struggling to find their new place in life.

Amy McNulty has done a great job describing the chaos that follows after the curse is broken. Everyone is struggling and this combined with a little magic makes Nobody's Lady a thrilling sequel. To fully understand Nobody's Lady I recommend to read Nobody's Goddess first.
 
Giveaway

Five lucky winners will receive a digital copy of Nobody’s Lady by Amy McNulty.
  

12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊😊

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  2. Question to the author: Do you have any advice for beginning writers?

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    1. Keep writing as often as you can and don't give up! It's going to be hard and there will be days when you want to quit, but you just have to keep putting down words. You can fix them up later! Good luck!

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  3. Thanks so much for the reviews and for your enthusiasm for this series! :D

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  4. Love the cover!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. What an interesting series! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I like novels set in medieval settings sounds like a great read

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  7. I do love a dose of historical fiction!

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  8. Sounds intriguing. Love the cover too.

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  9. A very interesting premise. Thanks for the post!

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  10. Medieval times fiction is always my favorite

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  11. Can't wait to read this book! The cover is so beautiful! *-*

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