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No More Goddesses - Kim Baccellia SOURCE: AUTHORMY THOUGHTSLOVED ITJordan and her BFF, Selena, have been trying to get their crushes to ask them to the upcoming Valentine's dance. Jordan becomes tongue-tied, doubts herself around her guy, while Selena remains cool and collected. Her ex-BFF, the perfect Jessica, tries to swipe the boy of her dreams out from under her, she realizes that she must make an extra effort but she isn't sure exactly what she needs to do, maybe wish upon a star or some other sort of magic. When her father insists that they go help her grandmother clean out the attic, Jordan has hopes that she might find something vintage that will catch this guy's eye. Her grandmother's memory has been a little spotty lately and as they dig through dusty boxes, Jordan happens upon a unique box that contains a bracelet exactly like the one Audrey Hepburn wore in Tessa's Treasures. All except the one that Audrey wore was a replica of this one and this bracelet has magic powers to summon the goddess of sex, Hathor, from ancient Egypt. Of course, Jordan manages to summon the goddess and wishes for romance. Nothing goes according to plan and the malevolent Hathor, creates havoc for the girls. This is such a fun read and very suitable for even the youngest teens and more mature pre-teens. Jordan shows that a girl can be true to herself while still having adventure and learns that the most important things in life are friends and family. This is a fresh take on the paranormal adventures so common in YA stories and I am so glad that it is something I can recommend to even pre-teens. There is just enough tension and mystery to keep you reading through while also providing a lesson on growing up. If you like the Magic in Manhattan series by Sarah Mlynowski or the Dead Is series by Marlene Perez, you will enjoy this one as well!

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