Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Author: Aimee Carter
Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Series: Goddess Test #3
Publication: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Around the World Arc Tours

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.
Thoughts: This is beautiful end to a great love story. Kate seems to have the magic touch when she gets Cronus agrees to stop his tirade against the other gods and his destruction on earth, but it comes with a price. She must leave her husband and child to become his queen. Well in the throes of childbirth, she would consent to anything to save her family and her child but she just doesn't truly process that until it's too late. Now, Kate isn't the only hot commodity, Calliope stills salivates over the prospect of having Henry as hers and she won't back off until she severs Kate away from everyone she loves most. 

The characters in this series are complex but simple. Basically the main theme seems to be love in this story and that is the simplest yet complex emotion. Kate represents this most to me in this story as her family gets targeted by Calliope and Cronus and it’s her willingness to sacrifice herself for them even when the other gods make her feel less, in the way or that she somehow keeps messing things up...her perseverance becomes her strength. This is what I found makes her an easy character to identify with. Now, I like all the characters and I think they interact well with one another; Kate just seems to stand out to me. 

The writing flows fluidly from page to page and before I knew it I was finished with it. I love mythology and lately there have been many retakes on some my favorites such as the Persephone myth. I really enjoyed seeing a different perspective on Hades, the god of the underworld and him falling in love with Kate. It's nice for him to have the love that he doesn't get with Persephone. What is really cool is to see him as something other than the god of the dead and his ability to not only show life but be human. Overall, I enjoyed this story and am little sad to see it end but the author is starting a new series that hopefully will be as fun to read as this one.  


  1. Well, I have heard a lot about this series. I love mythology and I did a report about it last month. So i cannot wait to start this series.
    LOVED your review, Cricket
    It is sad when a series you love ends
    Your reader,

  2. I've been dying to read this series. Now that it is done, I may do it. I'm just caught in the middle of several series it feels like. I love the covers and the books sound amazing.

  3. I love this series and am sad to see it end too. But I haven't read this book yet so I still have at least one more book :(
    Wonderful review, I was kind of scared to read the review because I haven't read this final book. But I'm glad I did, I'm even more excited to read this.


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