Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Source: Free from Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for honest review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Series: Goddess Test #3
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (February 26, 2013)
ISBN-10: 9780373210671
ISBN-13: 978-0373210671
ASIN: 0373210671
                      4 Butterflies


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 Thoughts:

Goddess Inheritance is the third book in the Goddess Test trilogy.  I really loved book one, Goddess Test, but was really let down by book two, Goddess Interrupted.  Thankfully, Goddess Inheritance brought the series back to a place that I was able to enjoy the final book.  So glad that it was able to redeem this series for me.  Since this is the third book in a series, there will be spoilers for the first two books in the rest of this review.  You have been warned.

Let's talk character development in this final installment. By the final book in a series I really expect to see some growth and development in the characters of the series.  Kate, thankfully, did grow a lot.  She wasn't nearly as whiny (YAY! That's one of my biggest problems with book 2) and she really seemed to grow from a teen into an adult.  There were other gods/goddesses that I felt really grew and grew on me.  Ava's character in particular has always been one of my favs, and her growth was amazing.  The only one I really had problems with was Henry.  I never really connected with Henry as a character and never felt much growth from him.  That made connecting with their relationship really hard, especially since I find him a bit creepy (LOL).

The Goddess Test series has a great villain in Calliope.  I know Cronus is supposed to be the big bad, but Calliope is so nasty and fabulous at it!! She brings the nasty to a whole new level in Goddess Inheritance.  There are times that I think/hope that Calliope will redeem herself, but then she will do something so nasty, I just want to stab her in the eye!  Cronus is amazingly creeptastic, but Calliope really knocks the nasty out of the ball park!

Goddess Inheritance was a satisfying ending to the Goddess Test series.  It left the series and characters is a good place with the strings tied up.  There was still enough going on in the characters lives to let me have fun with what might happen next for them, but the storyline itself was all wrapped up.  While, the final battle with Cronus was a bit anti-climactic for me, the battle/ending with Calliope made up for it.  If you aren't sure if you want to finish this series after book two, give it a go and get your closure!  If you haven't started it yet,  it was a 2 out of 3 hit for me, there are other series I would recommend first, but it's totally worth the read.

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