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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Brandy Vaughn

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goddess of Everything is jam packed full of magical realism, horror, suspense and religious ferver. DeBlassie brings the desert of New Mexico alive in the mind of the reader. His judicious use of metaphorical writing brings the characters and setting to life in the story. This is a beautifully written psychological thriller and I couldn’t put it down! I look forward to more work by this author!
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Brandy Vaughn, August 2022
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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Jamie Truex

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. This book was everything I expected from Paul DeBlassie III. A dark telling of a man torn between two women. The love for his wife, and the love for his mother. Just like a horror movie, I wanted to scream at him sometimes. There were some very twisted parts and any time it delt with his mother I got the chills. Definitely recommend.

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie II- Review by Dessalynn Acosta

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This riveting novel has you guessing from the minute it starts! In a tale of evil, betrayal, violence and love hits you right where it hurts, a parents love for a child. Gabriel must follow his heart or his eyes; his family or his Mother and her troop of stern nuns, all in the midst of the hot desert sun, and all of the magic and terror that goes along with it.

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Lucy Machard

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SPOILERS AHEAD

This author is a good author, but his books just aren’t for me. This book was very, very graphic and a little too disturbing for me. There is child mutilation in it, if there was a content warning, I missed it. But if you’re a lover of reading horror, then this would be a great book for you. I’m just not into it. Writing wise, it’s fantastic. Detailed, pulls the reader in, and has a good story line. But as I already said, it is fairly graphic. I’m just not a paranormal/horror book reader.

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Megan Conley

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolute thrill ride from beginning to end! One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time! This novel is most definitely not for the faint of heart. There are depictions of murder and child abuse that made even me cringe. But the way DeBlassie spins his tale is *chef’s kiss* amazing. The internal moral dilemma that Gabriél faces in choosing to save his wife and son and going against the cherished Mother is absolutely fascinating. While this story won’t stop you from sleeping, it will invade your thoughts when you least expect it and leave you wondering why and how. I absolutely recommend this thriller of a novel.

Reviewed by @meggs1717

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III- Review by Stephanie Driskill

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whoa! What a great thrilling read! Mother Juana de la Cruz is pure evil under the guise of religion and so is her entire nunnery. Using her son in ways that are unbelievable and often unreal. Poor Gabriel and his wife Consuela and their son who suffer from her nasty needs. I am stunned at how evil the religions of the world can be but, covered up by the “good” that they do and the money that is generated. I must say that Consuela is my favorite character as she sticks by her husband through all the evil and trickery that takes place and to find out that she is the hero in the end is the best reward for reading the book. Mothers are not the be all and end all in a little boy’s world! It is truly their wives that are looking out for their husband’s best interest. Always listen to that inner voice also known as intuition or a gut feeling- it usually does have something important and truthful to speak.
This book is full of twists and turns and kept me on the edge of my seat during the entire read. I found this book to be a real psychological thriller in such a way as to question religion and the truth of its motives. Great character development with many colorful characters and lots of mind-bending atrocities. I appreciate the Native lore of the book and the setting description that makes me feel the hot arid desert and the sand whipping and stinging my face. Such a great book to read but be prepared for the ride of your life.

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Katie Turner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gabriél is the son of Mother Juana de la Cruz, Mother Superior of the nunnery and orphanage in Aztlan del Norte. He is also a therapist to the children who live within the orphanage and it is his passion to help heal their wounded psyches. He loves his mother and truly believes she is doing right by these children, and that the other sisters are sinister. Love can be blind. Suddenly children are going missing and Gabriél has to face the fact that his beloved mother is every bit a part of it.

Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III was my first book by this author. Admittedly, I have never been much of a horror reader. I have a hard time getting through certain subjects and situations that can often come with that genre. There were a few areas in this story where I had to take a break because it messed with me a bit. But isn’t that what horror is supposed to do? That being said, it did not affect how I felt about the story overall, nor diminish my respect for the author’s incredible writing skills that captured so much detail in the descriptions that it was easy to visualize all that was happening. There is a lot building up in the beginning, then suddenly things are unfolding and I was completely wrapped up in it. If you love the supernatural horror genre, I highly recommend you add this book to your list!

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Mandy Ott

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Although not the first book I’ve read by Paul DeBlassie III, Goddess of Everything is, by far, my favorite! Not only does this book have horror and supernatural elements, but DeBlassie throws in psychological elements, with lots of twists and turns along the way. The story and the characters are both so well- developed and I found myself fascinated by the character of Mother Juana. Such evil inside one person, but veiled by religion and beliefs to the point that most of those around her, even her own son, are in awe of her. It made me want to yell like I do at the typical horror movie, “why can’t you see how evil she is?” If you are looking for a page-turning, supernatural, psychological horror story that you can’t put down, filled with believable, relatable, realistic characters, then this is the book for you!

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Kimberly Wilkinson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Horror but not really the nightmare type. The story is really quite a good read. From the very beginning you could tell the story has a lot to tell. The evil as people would call it wasn’t evil to a lot of the characters just evil in its own way. When hiding something that is actually evil inside something good, sounds a bit like another story I’ve read, but seems like not everyone would do such a thing. It is very interesting how someone thinks of things like that. Lots of things seem to happen all at the same time, rhe original story line was interrupted by something else. I didn’t like that very much. I wanted to finish knowing what was going to happen, then something else does. After the actual set up of the story was done it became very interesting to read. The story was very twisty and turvy, very horror story. I don’t usually read horror or thriller books but this one was very well written. I would recommend it for anyone to read.

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Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Jerricka Brown

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was amazing. A real page turner. I found myself wanting more and more while reading. So many twists and turns kept me on my toes. The author used different aspects in their writing to entertain. So much depth. I highly recommend this.

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