Author: Aimee Carter
Genre: YA Greek mythology, paranormal
Published: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Purchased Paperback
For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.
Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness…
Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal…
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another…
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others – but never knew true loss before…
Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope…
My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars
The novellas for The Goddess Legacy were intriguing and informative, giving insight to several different characters in The Goddess Test series. I loved learning what occurred in each of the five gods’ lives before Kate Winters joined the group. My favorites were Hermes and Hades. Their stories were the most heartwarming and heart wrenching of them all.
However, I wish there was a little more consistency in the style throughout the book. Where Hera, Persephone, and Hermes are first person, past tense, Aphrodite is in first person, present tense, and Hades is in third person, past tense. And considering these novellas together form a single storyline, the inconsistency made it a bit confusing.
Additionally, I would actually classify the book as a prequel (i.e. Goddess Test #.5) rather than Goddess Test #2.5, since all of the stories occurred before Kate Winters appeared as the main character of The Goddess Test. And with that stated, I would recommend reading this book before starting the actual Goddess Test Series.