PINOY READS: Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love #2) by Mina V. Esguerra

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Queen of the CluelessSummary from Goodreads:

If you’ve been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don’t worry — Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity’s love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn’t as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It’s frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she’s decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn’t exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it’s not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it’s not what people want.)

Queen of the Clueless is the sequel to the Interim Goddess of Love which I read a few months back. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into the world of Hannah and Quin as gods in the first book, but in this second installment, I feel that I am slowly adapting into the mythical world Mina V. Esguerra has created. I still like the touch of Filipino mythology and I find Hannah more likeable this time. She is finally working on her powers as the Interim Goddess of Love and she is learning more about her own self — and this includes sorting her feelings towards Quin.

As in the first book, I am still more fond of Diego as opposed to Quin. Despite Diego’s brusqueness, I still find him appealing although I must admit that Quin has this air of mystery surrounding his character. I love it that Diego has more exposure here than in the first book. Hee. 😉 To tell the truth, I really don’t care that much about Quin. I don’t know, maybe I just feel that since he’s the god of the Sun and all, he must be unreachable to a mere mortal like Hannah. Hence, they are not — could not be — a match for each other. But then again, this is fiction, right? Ah, but I love it that Ms. Esguerra has kept me guessing as to who Hannah will finally end up with. 🙂

The story of Sol and her boyfriend adds excitement to the book as well, and the mystery of an unknown supernatural being roaming the halls of Ford River has kept me turning the pages until I reached the end. And then there’s Robbie, the human. He’s a likeable character and I sometimes find myself rooting for him as well. Maybe Hannah is better off with him than pining for a supernatural being?

Queen of the Clueless provides just the right amount of excitement for me to get on to the finale. I can’t wait to read the last installment, Icon of the Indecisive, which is already available in Amazon. I want to find out who Hannah finally ends up with, or if she will finally end up with someone. I also want to know if she gets to be Goddess of Love permanently. And of course, I’d love to see more of Diego. Hihi. 🙂

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3/5 stars.

My copy: ebook, a gift from Mina V. Esguerra herself. Yay! 🙂

5 thoughts on “PINOY READS: Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love #2) by Mina V. Esguerra

  1. Hello there, fellow Filipina! I am so excited to read the first book of this series. I’ve read a lot of good reviews about Mina’s works. Tina’s review was the one that did it for me.

    Maybe, I will even start a Filipiniana Sunday Feature on my blog wherein I will post reviews about books written by Pinoy authors. But that’s just on the plans.

    Great review, Lynai.

    1. Hi Charlotte! 🙂

      I have yet to read the last book of this trilogy but as of now I can say that I’m a Mina fan. Her other books are awesome as well – Love Your Frenemies is my most favorite so far.

      Filipiniana Sunday Feature sounds such a cool plan. Will look out for that on your blog.

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

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