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Tuesday 19 February 2013

Review: The Goddess Inheritance (The Godess Test #3) by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)
Title: The Godess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: The Goddess Test
Book #: 3
Pages: 384
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 4.27
Published: Feb. 26th, 2013

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.

Taschima's POV:

The Goddess Test series is like candy, you know it won't fill you up but you still, weirdly, want to ravish it. From page one I wanted to kill various characters (including some of the main ones... wait, specially those), and yet I continued to read.


I swear if the author had done something incredibly stupid with the plot line, like introduce faeries midway, I still would have continued on reading!

My future child.
It's just so easy and quick and readable. Not my favorite series by far but yet one that I couldn't have avoided, ignored, or put down. I think Aimee Carter might have made a deal with the devil to make her series this enticing, or she is just a good story teller. The Goddess Inheritance, overall, was a fitting ending to an addicting, yet average, series of books. Which left the possibility of more books being written in the same world, but focusing on different characters, wide open. Everybody seems to be doing this these days.

SPOILER. Kate is pregnant. GASP, this happened in the last book so it isn't a surprise for those of us that have read The Goddess Interrupted (though it certainly was the cliffhanger of a lifetime). Kate has been kidnapped by Ava, and brought to Cronus, the king of the Titans (this guy always gets the worst rep in all the mythology books). Cronus weirdly, for some reason, likes Kate, and the other evil woman, Calliope, wants to keep Kate's baby in order to somehow control Henry and make him hers forever (weird ass family), so this plan seems to work for both of them. Meanwhile no one knows Kate has been kidnapped, no one even knows she is pregnant really, and thus starts The Goddess Inheritance, because that is just what you need on top of an upcoming epic battle, to change diapers.

Let's start with some of the bad. One of the things that I just couldn't stomach about The Goddess Inheritance was Kate and Henry's martyr complex.

Harry is not amused.
Oh gosh, I wanted to slap those two silly, again! Last book their romance was driving me over the killing edge, and in this book is their devotion to each other... I might just not like these two together? I don't know, they seem to like each other now so I don't have a much of a problem with their romance. I still think it's weird, but we can't all be winners. By the end they manage to resolve this issue, Henry surprisingly coming up as having the more sense of the two. Bravo, go and have a cookie now.

Other than their martyr complex, and the beyond strange family relationships in this series, I found myself compelled to turn page after page, wanting, no, needing to know how things would end, who would die, and who would survive. Yes, this series is extremely readable, kind of like Twilight was, I didn't care about the author's writing issues because the story just kept me going.

At the end it was brilliant for Aimee to bring baby Milo into the picture. Even though we don't get to hear him speak or anything, I liked the effect he had on Kate and Henry, bringing them closer together, showing sides to their characters that we just needed to see (Henry is such a cute father ), and giving us, the readers, something to root for. I wanted baby Milo away from the evil grandmother (?) and the evil Titan. I wanted him to survive, even if everyone else died (everyone except James, James could have raised him... James and me, together).

The ending was good. and fitting. Certainly left me satisfied. Not wholly unexpected, but at the same time the way we got there was. I always thought something was going to happen for sure, and then something else would happen. Nothing, ever, seemed to work out. I found myself wondering how the hell Aimee was going to wrap it up after I passed the 75% mark. She wrapped it up though, and in a way that leaves the possibility for more books being written in the Goddess Test series.

And you know what, if more books are written... I have to admit I am going to read them. Scratch that, I am going to be eagerly waiting for them. Because this series is compelling, and has endless possibilities for the future. Dare I say, Aimee Carter's stories get better with every single book.

Final Verdict: The Goddess Inheritance, as the final book in the series, is a must read for those who have stuck around for this long. And for those new people, The Goddess Test series may not be the absolute best in the world, it may not have vampires or be set in a dystopian setting, but trust me if you start reading it it will sink it's claws in you and it won't ever let you go. You have been warned.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great, and I can't wait to read about Kate being pregnant and the end of the series.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog


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