Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA, mythology, fantasy
Series: Goddess Test #3
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Pages: 384 (paperback)
How I Got the Book: Received via publisher (e-copy)
For More Information: Goodreads Link
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.
The publisher kindly let me review this book. No compensation was given to alter this review. Thank you!
The Goddess Inheritance is the final instalment to Aimee Carter’s mythology trilogy. I am a Greek Mythology need so I set the expectations uber high. While I enjoyed the book, I wasn’t really emotionally attached or sad to see the series leave. In fact, I may have been a little relieved. An appeasing yet maddening conclusion that we have all been anticipating for.
The story begins with Kate in Calliope’s wrath. Just about to give birth from after nine months of Ava’s betrayal. When a threat has been made, Kate must decide between her husband of her son, the destruction of the world or her family. The Goddess Inheritance is the god of despicable decisions and twists.
If you recall, I wrote a lengthy paragraph of my annoyance towards Kate Winters, our protagonist in Goddess Interrupted. It is now true that some people never change. While Kate may seem like another potent female, she can be rather described as ‘the opposite’. From the beginning, she was naive, believing everything that she was informed on. I tried my hardest to reason with her as she was in a desperate time, but Kate is a cry baby. I could compare with her new born son who merely just gave a wail. Even James had stated that she was not the old Kate from the one in the first novel.
My favourite element of this all was the plot. I think that is what kept me going, Greek Mythology + gazillion twists and turns = Happy face. Aimee is a genius with twists, once you thought you saw something coming, it happened alright, but then later, you find out that that wasn’t the case at all. A dream within a dream… a twist within a twist. (Only Inception lovers will get understand that)
There are two other main things that irritated me.
Is it just me or were the whole ‘I’m sacrificing this for you’ repetitive. It was what the book revolved around, as well as book 2. I like sacrifices on a whole, makes the character more desirable and the entire story more on edge. Notwithstanding, Aimee Cater excessively uses this. Kate needed to sacrifice herself for her son…her mum….and Henry. Yadidadida. It’s like over using rhetorical questions in a argumentative essay. Lame and infuriating.
The second frustration was the depth. On a scale of one to ten, the amount of depth combined into this was a 3. I had no emotions boiling up-well apart from annoyance. It is imperative for authors to have some high degree of depth in those novels to successfully capture one’s attention for the entire book.
Now, for the minor problem. The romance. It screamed forced and a little artificial. Constantly, I wanted to grab them and just make them have their romantic, cute moment. That really didn’t come and satisfy me till the end. However, I still adored the family reunions. So squeal worthy.
Overall, Aimee Carter did a spectacular job of tackling my favourite genre. Maybe more polishing up in the future, but a intriguing start. I hear her there is another series by her coming out so I am keenly awaiting.
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