Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test, #3
Date(s) read: February 13 – 17, 2013
Genre: YA Mythology
Source: Publisher / Netgalley
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.
Thank you to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley for providing me an eCopy of this book for review!
I am so sad to see this series end! I have come to love the relationship between Kate and Henry that I might have to go back and see how it all started just to get my fix. Of course, that being said, this book was crazier than I thought it was going to be — I know that big things would happen, what with it being a series ender, but I don’t think I was prepared for how HUGE these things would be.
This seemed like a very heavy YA story, what with Kate being pregnant in the beginning and torn away from Henry. Of course, this happening shows just how real Kate is. I think it’s easy to forget that she was once mortal, that she hasn’t been a god for centuries like everyone else. She’s just very down to earth and normal — I think that’s why I love her being with Henry. They two are just such polar opposites that it works.
The characters were great in this story and I found myself sometimes liking James (who I’ve tended to dislike for most of the series). Ava was a great character, as well, and definitely showed many sides to herself. It felt like such a real relationship, the one between Ava and Kate, but I think that was one of my favourite things about the story. And Cronus — he was just so evil! It’s interesting to see how heartless some of these gods are and it can really be heartbreaking at times.
Really, though, I think Henry remains to be my favourite character. We haven’t seen a lot from his character throughout the series, but by the end of this book I realized how much he had grown as a character. I honestly got really happy whenever I would come across a scene with him in it. For the god of the underworld, he was so sweet and caring — really a great character!
I think my only issues with this book was that it tended to lag in certain areas. I didn’t find myself totally attached to the story at times like I should’ve been and wished that the pacing of the story had been a little better. Another thing was that, while refreshingly human, Kate seemed to be an emotional wreck throughout this book. I kind of wish that she would’ve found some more strength instead of sniveling all the time.
I felt like this was a decent finale to the series — I can’t wait to read more from Aimee Carter because I think she’s a really gifted writer and has certainly kept me on my toes for the duration of the series. It really has been such a fun ride, full of heartbreak, romance, and a whirlwind of adventure.