Review * The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

February 7, 2013 Reviews 11 ★★★

Review * The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee CarterGoddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #3
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 26, 2013
Genres: Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 283
Also in this series: Goddess Interrupted
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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.

What I Thought…

  • I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to read this one or not. I liked The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted but they weren’t books I thought about all the time, but the cliffhanger was pretty big in Goddess Interrupted and when I saw it was available on NetGalley I decided that I did have to know what happened. I’m glad I did. It was a good conclusion to the series.
  • Despite a few grievances this is my favorite of the three books. The action started right from the get go and most of the rest of the book was at the same pace.
  • There are quite a few things going on in this book. Kate has just given birth to her son while held captive by Cronus. In order to protect her son she does what any mother would do and makes a deal with him, only things don’t go exactly as planned because Henry shows up to rescue her. So Henry stays in her place and Ava makes him fall in love with Calliope. So now she’s back home, but without the two she loves most, Henry and Milo. And what’s worse is that no one really seems to really want to help her.
  • Henry is such an improvement in The Goddess Inheritance.  He was less whiny and more “take action.” Kate was a lot stronger in this book too. Instead of just chilling and waiting she was determined to do something (even if it may have been the wrong thing).
  • Walter was especially frustrating. I get that he was doing what he though was best, but how about some compassion? Or better yet, maybe some explanations!
  • Calliope is effing crazy. If you’ve ever seen The Hand That Rocks The Cradle you’ll understand. Though Calliope’s interest is more in Henry than Milo, some of the things she says and does are just creepy.
  • I was able to piece a lot together on my own, though I didn’t see that little bit at the end coming. Even with that said it was sometimes hard to discern what was real and what was not cause there was so much lying going on. Lying to others and themselves.
  • I had one big issue with The Goddess Inheritance. While I found Henry to be annoying the Goddess Interrupted this time the tables switched and I found Kate annoying. There were times where she was strong and determined and there were other times where I was rolling my eyes. Stop blubbering! You have to save the world!
  • I really liked the story line of The Goddess Test series, and the setting and the characters weren’t as underwhelming as they were in the first two books.
  • I liked the ending and it was very fitting, but there was a part of the ending that irked me. I get it, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

Overall if you’ve read the first two than this is a definite must read. If you haven’t read them, but you like mythology I think you’ll like this series as well.



11 Responses to “Review * The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter”

  1. ....Petty Witter

    Love or life? Henry or their child?
    The end of her family or the end of the world?

    I have to have a copy of this if only because I’m intrigued by the decisions that have to be made.

  2. Bittner

    I’m not big on series of books, but I do feel like the last one should blow you away so it is always disappointing when they don’t. It is funny that when clearing out my googlereader this morning I read both your review and one for Steph and they both had characters named Calliope!
    P.S. I hardly got any studying done yesterday and I didn’t even open my book! But I did finish the first three discs on the second season of Big Bang Theory. – see no will power what so ever!

  3. kats-tale

    I can’t decide if I’m going to read this or not. I read the first two but I was really over it by the end of the second one. It’s a frustrating series for me because I really love the worldbuilding and the setting she created but I despise the characters…. all of them. And I don’t use “despise” easily. There is not a single character who I’m sympathetic too, or really care about. But I always do have problems not reading a series that I’ve already finished multiple books from… I kinda feel like I should see it through. We’ll see.

  4. Sarah Elizabeth

    I’m not going to read your review cause I have this still to read. I got this from Netgalley to which was the perfect push to get me to read the first two books which I bought but didn’t read! I’ve just finished the first book which had so many twist and turns it was unbelievable!
    Will come back and read this once I’ve read the book! :) Glad you enjoyed it overall!

  5. Jenny

    I’ve only read the first one in this series. I liked it well enough and had intended to read the rest some day but I’m just not so sure. I never did like Henry and I keep hearing he was awful in the second one. At least he gets better in this one.