Goddess of Light (Goddess Summoning, #3)

By P.C. Cast

7,001 ratings - 4.04* vote

When hardworking Pamela Smythe whispers her wish for a god-like man, she never expects to find one--especially not in Vegas. But the goddess Artemis has dared her twin handsome brother Apollo to change all that.

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Paperback, 355 pages
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Goddess of Light
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I LOVE this book!! I really like the relationship between Apollo and Artemis. This may be my favorite of the entire series. Apollo is absolutely loveable. Bacchus is a super fun character...even if he's kinda a butthead! The ending? Heartbreaking or a beautiful ending? I am not even sure. I felt them both. Love it.


Oh My God, I LOVED this book!!!
*deep breath*
*deep breath*

Goddess Of Light
was an amazing read for me and I'm currently struggling with words and thoughts, that seem unimportant and imperative-- all at once, trying hard to place even the barest of magic I felt into this review.

I'd already read and fallen hoplessly-in-love with the Goddess Of Spring and discovering that I liked this one better (though by a mere difference of, lets say.. a hair weird I know, but go along with whatever I say, I've lost my mind and heart to this one) than the one I just mentioned had been a completely unexpected bombshell for me too. Really.

Apollo. Sun God for the Romans. Beautiful, sensual, golden, ginormous, honest, merry, adorable, (mentally adds adjectives she can't recall for future editing) gifted Apollo. He turned out so different from what I'd anticipated. Yes, I love brooding, sexy, sarcastic bad boys. But heavens, this blonde perfection had me heels over head, deep in love with him, even though he was no bad boy like the Hades I earlier talked about. *fans self*

The female main lead, Pamela Gray, was great too. I really liked her. But instead of wasting time on describing each character for you, all I'm gonna say is, I loved the fun light blanket some scenes endowed, and the deep, heartbreaking mesh others did. The way the characters evolved, I couldn't help but be delighted. The book managed to animate reactions out of me, made me laugh, grumble, and in the end nearly teary too.. I'll be obnoxious and say that the best compliment I can offer is "I loved every moment I spent on it!", because you know what? I can't even begin to describe everything I felt into this review of mine. All words I use, are going to fall short of how I felt. So the comment above gotta suffice.

Note--> You might not like it as much as I did, though if you liked this review even the barest bit, I request you give it a try. You'll only come out with a good read, if not the one of the great reads I experienced. ;)


P.C. Cast has become one of my favorite writers ever. I started by reading house of night. So it was nice to get away from the whiney teenage drama and into something I could connect with. I love that all her women leads are strong, and independent but not hard to connect to.

I would have given this one a 4 star rating had it not been for the ending. I would not stand for a trade off that Lina and Hades got, and well, he couldn't body jump like Dylan. In the end I started crying, very happy that my emotional connection to the book was rewarded with the happy ending that you were hoping they would find.

Heather T

It's probably only 4 stars, but the last page almost made me cry so that gave it brownie points. =)

I got into this book faster than the previous Goddess books simply because the main characters inner monologue stayed in her head.
I really enjoyed Apollo. He was so sweet and loving. A man who knows the meaning of the word romance is a remarkable occurrence. Him and his fear of "metal creatures" was funny and cute, although a little cheesy. Oh well though...


In the Goddess series, Cast can make you believe it is absolutely possible the hero and heroine can not make it through to a happily ever after. However, she always finds a unique way to pull the story together at the end. Each book has an amazing life altering event or decision that I have found unique in this genre. These stories are more than just the traditional "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl" that most romances are based on at the core.
The heroine doesn't NEED the hero in order to become a better person or to win the battle against her inner demon(s). The situations that Cast puts her characters in helps to mold them into better people, even if they don't seem to need improvement.
Cast's heroines always have a strong sense of character, backbone, good moral compass, and won't be trampled on by anything or anyone. They are definitely not waifs. The heroine knows the true difference between right and wrong and when put into a unique and traumatic situation, she discovers and chooses the "right decision" even if it will cost her the happiness that she craves and truly deserves.
Romance is woven beautifully into these stories, but getting the guy is not the only goal. Though these books are quite romantic there is not sex for the sake of sex.
I have seen often, authors who write series will have a basic foundation that is present in all the books in that series. This is the case with Cast. There are certain events that, though slightly different by circumstance, are the same in all the books. An example is the dilemma that will introduce the mortal and the god or goddess. Though these points can be predictable in the storyline the way Cast writes them makes them utterly unique. If you like one of these books you will likely enjoy them all. I encourage anyone who enjoys romantic stories to read at least one of these books. They don't have to be read in order to get the full enjoyment.


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When hardworking Pamela Smythe whispers her wish for a god-like man, she never expects to find one--especially not in Vegas. But the goddess Artemis has dared her twin handsome brother Apollo to change all that.

That's all there is on Goodreads about that book and since that as well is a reread for me, I have to start of with admitting that the first few pages were really boring for me, but then, I knew the story. It really started to kick off for me when they meet the first time: Apollo, one of the most handsome men this earth knows, and Pamela, a woman just as normal as you and me. The sparks are there, the sweetness and the most adorable, helpless guy a girl could wish for. Not knowing anything about our world seriously causes Apollo troubles and I love how he still tries to deal with it to best way he knows. Whenever he points out that he's just a man trying to win the woman he loves??? Oh yes, that made me a tiny puddle on the floor because it seemed so true, so real! This whole series really makes me believe it could be possible.

“A lot of men wouldn't like being called a romantic. It's not macho enough."
"Quite often men are fools.”

- Goddess of Light by P.C. Cast

After the initial, somewhat rocky start I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one reading. I loved the whole character development, loved Pam's assistant and everything else about this book.

Leah Helliwell

I adored this book my favorite book in the series so far. Cast started the book out well and introduced all the main characters swiftly and smoothly. after the first couple of pages I fell in love with Pamela Apollo and Artemis which I did not expect because she was stuck up her own arise pretty much (just my opinion). but once the book started to faster and then introduced E.D. Faust that's when you find out that even the goddess of the hunt has a soft side. once it get there P.C. Cast does decide to slow the pace of the book down so we can get to know the characters in the book abit better, but she does it so smoothly you don't notice it until after the book picks up the pace. The book all the way through is slow then it's fast all the way through (unlike most books I read go straight into the story or they take there time) but all the way through the book Cast does it so well you only notice it if you think about it. Over all I loved the book, the story line, the characters, the Greek mythology, the romance and the evil vilan everyone will grown to hate.


I just love this series! P.C. Cast shows us a world where gods and goddesses mix with modern mortals and the fun adventures that ensue. This is another awesome addition to the series. In this book, we are given a different take on Apollo. I love the relationship that grows between Apollo and a mortal. WHile, this is not the first time that I have read this book I have fallen in love all over again. If you enjoy stories about the ancient gods this is definitely the series for you. Enjoy!!

Third time through and I loved it! However, I just wish we got to see their HEA's. I want to know about their kids and what happens after their second chance.

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Before reading Goddess Summoning, I haven't read any other book of P.C. Cast. Now I have to say that I would love to read them all (including House of Night). If they are half as fun as these serie's books then I can safely say that I will love them!
Mythology for me (being born in the very place those myths started their marvelous trip all over the world) was always something fun and intriguing. So, even though I don't like that the book takes place in Las Vegas, the Sin City, I like to say that P.C. Cast made a wonderfull job of weaving such a lovely story. At the end I almost had the urge to cry, after what Bachus did. Ugh!
This is God's Apollo story, where at the end the reader can realise that soulmates are meant to be together


I loved this book!! I loved the idea of it being set in Las Vegas instead of Tulsa, OK. I loved the character of Pamela and Apollo. It was such a sweet love story but i also liked the fact that Artemis wasn't happy about it all.
I thought that the ending was so sad with what happened to Pamela. But the good thing was that they got to live another life together and I loved the fact that Hades and Lina were in this one too.
I love this series so much and P.C. Cast makes the gods and goddesses so real.
I give this book 9/10!!