Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Title:  The Goddess Inheritance
Author:  Aimee Carter
Series:  Goddess Test #3
Genre:  YA mythology retelling
Pages:  283

Rating:  A-

Synopsis from goodreads.com:  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.
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How do you review a final book without giving anything away?!  The Goddess Inheritance, the conclusion of the Goddess Test trilogy, is an amazing end to a good series.  It's exciting, dramatic, and romantic.  And in order to keep this spoiler-free, I'm not going to discuss anything in detail or any specific parts of the book.

  • The story is fast-paced and full of action.  There are battles, arguments, disasters, and escapes.  It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I didn't want to the book down once.
  • Kate and Henry's romance has finally grown into something beautiful and strong.  In the earlier books, especially Goddess Interrupted, their relationship was always in this state of "How do you really feel?!"  Now, Kate and Henry have no doubts of their feelings, and because of this, their romance has evolved into a sweet and passionate marriage that can stand against the obstacles thrown at it.
  • Henry's character is so much better than in the second book.  I just wanted to hit him over the head constantly during that book, but I actually loved him in this book.  He's become more open and affectionate, and his emotions and love are so intense.  I also love how much he's willing to sacrifice to keep his family together.
  • Kate makes some of the same stupid mistakes over and over again.  That hasn't changed at all.  She still keeps doubting herself and whines way too much.  As usual, she pulls herself together in the end.  If Kate had just done a little less whining, I'd probably have given the book a higher rating.
  • The ending is well-written and satisfying.  Nothing is rushed or seems thrown together at the last minute.  It's an exciting and dramatic finish, and Carter even surprised me with an unexpected twist at the end.
I'm so happy about how this series progressed and ended.  I was concerned by other people's reviews, but I should have known better than to listen to the haters.  The Goddess Test trilogy is a great mythology series, and this final book is probably the best book of the three.  A-

1 comment:

  1. Yep, too much whining will definitely become off putting eventually but it sounds as though in spite of a few niggles you enjoyed this.
    Lynn :D


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