Book Review: The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test #3)

Author: Aimee Carter

Genre: YA Greek mythology, paranormal
Published: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 384
Source: Purchased Paperback

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

To be fair, The Goddess Inheritance wasn’t as extraordinary as Goddess Interrupted, which was superb in my opinion. Goddess Inheritance lacked the thrill and I didn’t feel the same strong connection with Kate. I was also getting a bit tired of Calliope and her ‘spoiled brat’ attitude, especially by the end. Honestly, how Cronus put up with her is beyond me. I would have struck her with a lightning bolt and be done with it.

However, I still found the plot captivating and exciting, and Cronus was fascinating. I couldn’t decide if I hated him or like him. He was hard to read, even harder than Henry. If it wasn’t for a fact he lined himself up with Calliope and hell bent on destroying the world, I almost wouldn’t have seen him as an antagonist. Yet because of the former, I knew how dark and twisted he could be. It was enticing.

Plus, if I thought I had fallen in love with mysterious, cautious Henry in Goddess Interrupted, I fell head over heels for passionate, unpredictable Henry in The Goddess Inheritance. He was amazing in this novel, continually surprising me with his love of Kate and his child. He’s definitely moved up my Favorite Book Boyfriends list, that’s for sure.

The Goddess Inheritance has become a favorite read of 2013. It’s a wonderful conclusion to an awesome series, and I’m sad to see it end.

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