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Party girl Meg Highbury wakes up the morning after her twenty-first birthday with one hell of a hangover—and a walking corpse in her apartment. Meg turns to her straight-laced neighbor Armando for help, and together they discover that Meg is a Valkyrie. What’s more, her first duty is to trade places with the corpse.But Meg is being sent to her Death Duty too soon. In a racParty girl Meg Highbury wakes up the morning after her twenty-first birthday with one hell of a hangover—and a walking corpse in her apartment. Meg turns to her straight-laced neighbor Armando for help, and together they discover that Meg is a Valkyrie. What’s more, her first duty is to trade places with the corpse.But Meg is being sent to her Death Duty too soon. In a race against time, Meg frantically tries to find a loophole to avoid her gruesome fate, but while Meg is determined to live whatever the cost, Armando's strict moral principles keep getting in the way of her plans for escape.Can Meg walk the “right” and narrow path, possibly sacrificing her mortal life, for love? And if she can, will Armando have the stomach to love a rotting corpse of a girl who is falling apart in more ways than one?...

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ISBN : 9781771300636
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Number of Pages : 182 Pages
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The Corpse Goddess Reviews

  • Angi M
    2019-06-11 02:08

    My sister wrote this book! And even though I'm related to the author I don't think I'm just being biased when I say it's a good one. I haven't read the whole thing yet (working on it) but it's a great premise and I'm really enjoying it so far. It's about a girl named Meg who's family turns out be descended from Valkyries. She receives an old book as an anonymous gift on her 21st birthday which unleashes a curse designed to send Meg prematurely to the underworld to begin her "death duty" as a Valkyrie. She struggles to keep her body from rotting and killing her as she tries to solve the mystery of who set her up, and also the inconvenience of falling in love w/ this guy who's trying to help her. Fun stuff. I recommend you read it!*Update: Great ending! Although, I did get confused about one character that I thought they were talking about burying and then on the next page the same character is walking & moving around. Not sure what happened there, but I guess that just means I'll have to read the next one. It sounds like the second book will be even better than the first!

  • Amber
    2019-06-07 00:50

    I really enjoyed reading The Corpse Goddess, although zombies aren't usually my thing. I wish there would have been a little more blush worthy moments through out the book. Kristi Jones didn't hold back on The Corpse Goddess, I found my self laughing and crying through out this book, I hope to be able to read more about Meg and Armando.Meg is a college student who wanted to get away from her non-loving parents. One morning she woke up in her studio apartment and little did she know but her whole life was about to change. A zombie has shown up after a night of playing seance's in the cemetery, when Meg goes to the only person she can think of for help, her neighbor, Armando is more than willing to help. Soon Meg starts experiencing some body changes that aren't looking too good. Armando does the first thing he can think of: He takes her to his father the Doctor.When Meg realizes what she is and what she is becoming she goes to her least favorite people of all, her parents. Her parents weren't very sympathetic to her situation, in fact they knew about it all along and couldn't wait for her transformation to happen. For Meg, this was all very traumatizing, she needed to find away to be herself again.So with the help of her besties, Armando, and Dr. Gonzalez, she was determine to find away out of this curse that she had unknowingly started. However, by doing this she may lose the one person who really cares for her.

  • Penny Alley
    2019-05-23 02:45

    This story was awesome! Of all the zombie books I've read and movies I've seen, I've never seen this particular take on it. The novelty was fabulous. The writing was extremely good. The humor made me laugh out loud in more than just one or two places. I'm sorry to say, there were a few small problems. The biggest (for me) was with the blood transfusion scene. Blood has to be typed. If you transfuse the wrong blood type into a person, antibodies in the body will attack the new blood and make that person even sicker than before. Was this enough to make me stop reading? No, the characters refused to allow it. From Meg, to Armando, to Meg's extremely cold parents, these people were so three dimensional that they felt real to me. I am so glad I stumbled across this book and will be looking for more by this author. I would also cheerfully recommend The Corpse Goddess to anyone who prefers their books to contain a generous dose of romance, humor...and odd. :)

  • Sabrina Guthrie
    2019-06-11 23:55

    Review by Sabrina (By The Cover Book Club Member and Operator of Party girl Meg Highbury wakes up the morning after her twenty-first birthday with one hell of a hangover—and a walking corpse in her apartment. Meg turns to her straight-laced neighbor Armando for help, and together they discover that Meg is a Valkyrie. What’s more, her first duty is to trade places with the corpse. But Meg is being sent to her Death Duty too soon. In a race against time, Meg frantically tries to find a loophole to avoid her gruesome fate, but while Meg is determined to live whatever the cost, Armando's strict moral principles keep getting in the way of her plans for escape.Can Meg walk the “right” and narrow path, possibly sacrificing her mortal life, for love? And if she can, will Armando have the stomach to love a rotting corpse of a girl who is falling apart in more ways than one?My Opinion: Well Written. Very Descritive. The Author knew her information and you can tell she put in a ton of work on research and detail. I love it when an Author dives right in and you can FEEL the passion they have for what they do. The story just pops out of the pages and it almost feels as if the characters are right in front of you. No slow read here! It started off action packed with Meg waking up with a zombie of a corpse standing next to her bed and stayed action packed all the way to the end. The Nitty Gritty: Now that I have pointed out the reasons why this book was a well written read, let's get on to what I think of the story itself. I haven't read many fact, I don' t think I have read any books that involve a Valkyrie. This was a first for me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading something refreshingly new even a little out of my total comfort zone for the paranormal world. There is romance...not any kind of romance but a true romance because if you can truly love someone that is actually falling apart.... literally....then that's got to be true love. Not the kind of love where you wake up with bad breath, bad hair, or even gassy and your significant other just laughs or tells you "Oh honey, I love you no matter what you look like in the mornings or how you smell!" No, the kind of love where you literally watch the person you love decomposing in front of you and you still want to kiss them and love that's true love.Be prepared for the descriptive side. I pride myself for having a really tough stomach raising 3 kids, one being a little boy and one being Autistic, I never know what they are going to come up with or show me especially during the worst times possible such as at the dinner table. This book was soooooooooooo well written in the detail department that there were several times I honestly had to lay down a snack or even a plate of food because it was no longer appetizing. That says a lot for me, especially since some of those times consisted of my favorite desserts and I'd about fight the devil for my cheesecake ;-) Jones certainly did her research on the decomposing corpse. I felt like I was Meg as she fought the urge to throw up several times as her body continued to break down from being human to the grave. I felt her frustrations, her fear, her disgust as she learns about what is happening and I was on the edge of my seat everytime they got close to "fixing" the problem. All in All: It was a well written story with lots of adventure, romance, guts and gore (literally), and bits of crazyiness. Not for the faint of heart or the younger crowd but a definite read for your TO READ list.Many thanks to the Author who allowed me to review this book!!

  • K.M. Montemayor
    2019-06-15 02:45

    Before this book, the only thing I had read regarding Norse mythology was the little I gleaned from White Oleander. I even had to stop reading at one point so that I could Wikipedia Valkyrie because I wanted to learn more about it. What I liked about this book: The plot is original. I have never read about Valkyries and the story the author weaves is intriguing. I stayed up way too late reading this book-a price I will gladly pay tomorrow.Meg is a party girl, and rather unlikable in my opinion. She wakes up after her twenty-first birthday to find a rotting zombie/corpse following her around. She doesn't like her goody-two-shoes neighbor, Armando, but is forced to go to him for help in extricating herself from the problem. She has to find out what happened, why and how to get her life back. Because now, she is rotting and the corpse is coming back to life. At one point, the stench emanating from her is just as bad as the zombie. Meg is selfish and usually makes the wrong choices, but when the reader learns about her childhood and her awful parents, it is easy to understand why. Armando is her polar opposite. He had a wonderful childhood and parents who actually loved him. He enlists the help of his father, a physician, to try to heal Meg's body and figure out how to rid herself of the zombie.They go to Meg's parents' house to find out more about what's happening. Her father is not at all surprised at Meg's appearance or the zombie following her, and expects her to await her mother's arrival. (view spoiler)[ Armando's father, Dr. G., studies up on Norse legends and learns that Meg has unknowingly called down a replacement curse. She will go journey with the dead and give someone else extended life. They sneak away from the parent's house and are attacked by an army of birds sent by Meg's mother. Meg believes the only way she can break the curse is to find a replacement sacrifice to save herself. Armando sees this for what it is: murder. He opposes this and Meg knows that if she follows through with it, she will lose Armando as friend and ally. The only complaint I have is that I find the fact that Armando and her friends stick by her, even touch her and hug her, even though she is a stinking, decomposing corpse, rather unbelievable. No matter how much I love someone, I wouldn't want to touch a corpse and the smell would drive me insane. But overall, this did not detract from the storyline. (view spoiler)[In a final confrontation with her mother, Meg finally chooses to be selfless rather than selfish, and even the zombie helps foil her mother's plans.This book was hard to put down and the ending (epilogue) is a surprise and I hope the sequel comes out soon.(hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  • Helen
    2019-06-06 21:50

    This book really surprised me, I wasn't quite sure what to think of it going in, but within the first couple pages, I was already totally in love with Meg, and wanted to find out what was going on just as badly as she did. What a crazy plot line! From reading the summary, I didn't feel like I had all that great an idea of what was coming, since "death duty" didn't really mean anything to me. But oh man, I've never read something this inventive. But I won't give anything away!These days, it's mostly all the same plot-lines being reinvented and re-imagined - but holy crap, I've never read a plot like this. I had absolutely no idea what was coming next, and it totally had me staying up til 4 am just to try to find out a little bit more. The pacing in this story is AWESOME. I love a book that never has a dull moment. There is constantly something happening or developing in this book... questions are being asked and answered, friendships are being made, drama is heating up - I loved it. Right when I thought, "Oh, I bet I know what's going to happen", I'd read on for 10 more pages and already realize I was totally wrong. I love when that happens.As far as character relations go, this book had one of the most true-to-life developments of a relationship I've ever read. The romance is awesome, mostly because it doesn't even have a hint of insta-love. No one is 'inexplicably drawn' or whatever to someone else, the relationship develops from mild irritation, to companions, to friends, and then to something more. And every single moment of it was believable and relatable, I loved it. There were a few grammatical/spelling errors. I can deal with 1 or 2, that's just a matter of human error and it does occasionally happen. Unfortunately, there were upwards of a dozen of these errors in this book, so it did distract me a little while I was reading. That's pretty much my only criticism though, so in light of how great the plot was, it really shouldn't keep you from giving this one a read. And you'll have to excuse me here for a moment, BUT OH MY GOD THE ENDING. That's all I'll say.But really. Oh my God, the ending. I don't give 5 star reviews very often. In fact, this is only the second book this year that I've felt really deserved 5 out of 5 stars. I need a sequel! And you need to go read this book!

  • Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
    2019-05-19 21:56

    The Corpse Goddess is really a strange read! When I first saw the cover I expected a Strong heroine kind of story but that was not the case. The beginning of this book makes you wonder where the book is going but Kristi quickly pulls you in to her story. I have had some mixed emotions about this book. It's not a Paranormal romance but more a Young Adult Urban Fantasy but with a lot of adult horror scenes of a young girl that is cursed to become a walking corpse including the maggots, peeing herself, farting, rotting and skin that is coming loose.There is nothing that she can do about it.I do love the development of the characters was very good. Armando was a good boyfriend but a little boring. The side-kicks Tee and Mr. Gonzales where fun and a added strong parts to the story. And there was Meg the main character with her constant decomposing zombie body. She was lacking some action. There where a lot of action and horror scenes, but mostly it was just 90% driving around looking for people that coulth help her cure this decease.I give this book three stars for the writing. But I do miss a lot in this story and I couldn't keep myself wondering what kind of book this would be if it was written about Meg just as it is but that the boyfriend would be a strong mysterious Alfa hero with al the answers and we just turned Mr. Gonzales in a dog or smart mouthed ghost?This is just a one woman's opinion.. You just have to read it yourself and find out what you think of it!Paranormal Cravings REVIEW RATING: 3 of 5 starsAugust 20th on Paranormal

  • A.R. Von
    2019-06-16 02:52

    Fun, funny, mysterious, gruesome and original work by Kristi Jones that has you shocked surprised and quickly turning pages to see what’s in store. Her writing is so crisp and clear you feel as if you are right there standing beside Meg; feeling what she is feeling and seeing what she is seeing. A great book for paranormal readers who do not mind some (ok a little more than some) gore, bad smells and squishy sounds.Meg just celebrated her 21st birthday. Waking up the morning after to a horrendous sight that she swears is caused by some hallucinogenic drug that was slipped into one of her drinks the night before. She goes on one amazingly nightmarish adventure to get things figured out one she finds out it’s not a hallucination. But a real honest to goodness corpse that has made way to her side. With the help of one good neighbor (Armando), his father (Dr. G) and her two close friends (Tee and Emma) questions become answered, truths come to light and Meg grows in many ways. It’s amazing what reality can bring forth when you get a good dose of it!I really enjoyed the world Kristi created in The Corpse Goddess. There’s only a touch of romance that is a slow build (no hot n' spicy scenes here). But it added even more to the book as a whole and showed the growth of the characters as a pair. I was left with some lingering questions. There were a couple of untied ends that left me with a, hmm. Does this mean there’s a book two to come? I would love to see that! Kristi, if you were trying to leave your readers wanting more, you succeeded!

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2019-06-18 01:10

    I made the mistake of starting this book while trying to eat lunch at the same time, lets just say that didn't go so well.If you have a weak stomach, this may not be the book for you.I admit, I haven't read very many zombie books because the premises doesn't always appeal to me but I can say that this book was very different from any of the other zombies books I have read.And while it was a little gross at times, it was very unique in the whole zombie/Valkyrie approach as well. Very creative and imaginative and really a really good storyline that I couldn't help but be enthralled by.My only big problem was that the main character Meg, was pretty hard for me to like. I just didn't connect with her and at times I didn't even care about her, she was that unlikeable. She came across as a little selfish, mean to those who were only trying to help and whinny and just, well, just not the character for me.But, if you took into account her childhood, her parents and the secrets they kept form her, well her attitude and behavior made sense and I found myself sort of liking her despite it all. Sort of.Really this book was not what I was expecting at all and while I found myself being grossed out by some of it, it really was creative and imaginative and for that alone, I have to give it 3.5 Stars!

  • Andrea Heltsley
    2019-05-27 04:10

    I have mixed emotions about this book. This was a highly creative book. The story had individuality and originality. I very much enjoyed the read.The characters were great. Armando played the straight laced wanna be boyfriend and he was consistent throughout the book. Tee was a crazy best friend that turned out to be truly devoted to Meg. Even Mr. Gonzales played a great part in the story.The zombie was a unique part of the book. I liked the concept and even looked forward to the parts where the zombie did something or had interaction with the characters. This story had a zombie like creature, lots of creepy birds, Valkyries and an evil *itch or two. The story leaves you with a good twist to it. Overall, I give it an A for storyline.Now to the negative. This story had one big negative. It was gross. Lots of grossness ensued. At one point Meg threw up maggots and then had her first kiss with a guy that liked her. Other parts she was farting and wetting herself. As a MC, I just didn't enjoy those parts. Understandably, she was turning into a decomposing body, but it was still icky.I give this book three glittery stars for a great original read. I would recommend it for the New adult crowd as there were references to drugs and alcohol. The characters were college aged. You can check The Corpse Goddess out for yourself now:)

  • Dick
    2019-05-29 02:09

    Reading The Corpse Goddess by Kristi Jones is way out of the norm based on my historical reading preferences. It's a good thing that the book and it's content is also out of the norm. I liked getting out of my comfort zone, particularly with this book. It wasn't a commitment book, it was more of a light read, but it had a fun story that rolled along at a decent pace, interesting history lessons in a area I knew little about, but best of all the characters were intriguing and engaging.I would be among the first to disparage and bemoan the swelling crescendo of fantasy novels particularly those spawned off of the Harry Potter and Twilight series. On BookBlogs, and in my local writing group, the results of this uptick can be seen quite readily and most of the writing is syrupy and not worthwhile. For a moment that's what I thought I was getting into with The Corpse Goddess. Instead I found a fun story with compelling characters and an eminently fresh story that had a fantastic bent and flashes of humor.All in all it was a good book to read and although the genre isn't my cup of tea, I will read Miss Jones' next book and look forward to the next in the series.

  • Chasity
    2019-06-18 01:07

    ‘Corpse Goddess’ was one of the best zombie novels I have read. I just recently got into zombie novels and this one was amazing. It had everything. It was action packed, had love, true love at that, humor and oh wow some very gruesome scenes. Poor Meg is completely falling apart, literally, her body is becoming a decomposing corpse and she is trying to beat the clock and figure out a way to reverse what is happening to her.I absolutely loved the characters in this book; they definitely came to life for me. I think the author really did something amazing with this book, while some are saying that the scenes are too disgusting to deal with, I thought they were very realistic and spot on. You can tell the author did her research, because clearly decomposing bodies would do that.Overall I think it was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the paranormal. I cannot wait to read more from this author, I think she will go far.

  • Alisia
    2019-05-27 00:05

    I found this story really interesting and really good! I have never read another book like it (if I have, I can't think of it right now..oh well). It was exciting and fast-paced. It was also fun and a bit witty. I love that it started out with her waking up to a zombie, it didn't start at the beginning beginning. It started at the part where the problems started for Meg. Then it did give us background and all the info we needed to know. One thing I have to say is that I knew, KNEW, there was something weird about Emma. She was just weirdly quiet at some points in the book.

  • Rachel
    2019-05-31 01:54

    The beginning makes you wonder where the book is going but you quickly are pulled in and intrigued. I loved the development of the characters. The emotions and reactions were what I would expect in reality in those situations. There is a lot of action. Horror scenes, touching scenes and lots of information about Zombies and Valkyrie. Very descriptive. I cringed a few times but loved that is stayed true to the story, didn't gloss over the grossness of an actual dead and dying person. I am sure to read this a second time.

  • Nette
    2019-05-31 02:01

    A creative, graphic novel with a well written plot and well developed characters. Ok, I will say this book might not be to everyone's liking but you have to give it a try for originality alone. It was refreshing to read a paranormal story with an original concept! It was well written and I enjoyed the characters as much as the plot. It's a little dark and depressing but definitely redeeming in the end. I'm invested in the characters and I plan on reading the next installment.

  • Diana Mooney
    2019-05-22 22:50

    One of the most original books I've read. The author's words painted a picture that brought the story to life. The pacing never sagged and I was entertained from beginning to end.

  • Hmr28
    2019-06-05 02:04

    Not available as a nook, though I'd like to read it, I am unable to.

  • Paige
    2019-05-24 20:42

    Not my usual cuppa, but a fun read with solid dialogue and pacing.