Monday, February 18, 2013

Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

This is the third book in the Goddess Test series and the last one in this trilogy. This review will have spoilers for the first two books and possibly for Goddess Legacy. I put this is the last in the trilogy, but not series, because I think there may possibly be a breakoff series based on the ending. I received this as an e-galley from Harlequin Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love the covers of this series!

The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)
Harlequin Teen
Kate has survived the tests to become Henry's wife and she has survived the Underworld to become his queen, but now she faces off against Calliope and Cronus. She is fighting not just for her own life, but also her son's and the rest of her family. Calliope, with Ava's help, has captured Kate and held her captive for 9 months and her only concern has been finding a way back to her family. This changes when she gives birth to a son, Milo, and he becomes more important to her than anything. Calliope steals him away and Kate desperately makes a promise to Cronus to stay with him and be his. However, Kate is freed by Henry and does not plan on fulfilling her promise to Cronus. Henry is injured in the fight and Kate must find Rhea to try to convince her to join the fight. With Rhea's refusal, Kate must make a choice between her life and her family and the fate of the world. Kate is not the only one to face choices and it will take the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Calliope and Cronus.

Aimee Carter ends this series with a heartbreaking conclusion. The end is as suspenseful and exciting as the first two books and Henry's and Kate's relationship finally matures in this one. Love means making sacrifices and granting forgiveness and Kate definitely experiences both. I will definitely miss reading about Kate and the others, so I hope that there will be a breakoff series from this one.

Favorite Character: Kate. She matures so much in this book and even though she does have a martyr complex, she finally shows her strength and embraces her flaws in this book. Ava would be a close second for my favorite, because she truly loves others more than herself and her choices are heartbreaking in this one.

Favorite Quotes:
 "Doing the right thing doesn't always mean acting like a saint-sometimes it means getting your hands dirty and doing the thing you hate most so other people might have an easier time of it."

"Sometimes fighting means surviving in the face of insurmountable odds. That's what I need you to do. Be the survivor I know you are."

This was a good ending to the trilogy and I think it was perfect given the circumstances. It was bittersweet, but it made sense and was believable, especially given the flaws of the gods and Cronus. This was a great twist on the Greek myths and an action-packed conclusion. Definitely 5 cups of cocoa.

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