Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

If you have yet to read The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted be aware that this review has spoilers for the previous installments.

Release Date: February 26, 2013
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Length: 384 pages

Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher

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.


Protagonist: Kate Winters has endured so much since she stepped foot into the town of Eden and was tested for her immortality. Now she faces a foe far worse than a goddess bent on her destruction, a Titan who wants her to be his queen and hold the key to not only her survival but that of her child as well. As she struggles over whether she could sacrifice herself for those she loves, the council fights Cronus and their strength begins to weaken. Kate tries not to feel helpless in this war but without full control of her powers she doesn't feel as there is much she can do.

Romance: The romance of this book becomes much more familial as Kate no longer feels that she has to fight for Henry's love, however there's someone fighting over her instead. Cronus is drawn to Kate as she is trapped by Calliope during her pregnancy, and now he wants her by his side, as his queen. Though she feels nothing for him, Cronus holds power over everything she holds dear and can either take away her family or destroy it utterly. Though she loves her husband and child, she feels that the only way she can spare bloodshed is to give in to the demands of the heartless Titan.

World-Building: In this installment we learn more about what it takes to be immortal and what exactly taking "the test" means if you're born immortal. We also meet the Titan Rhea. Every other series based from Greek Mythology that I've read that even mention Rhea never actually showed her, so to see how the author portrayed her was something that I looked forward to and was very pleased with. We also learn of Kate's father and how she handles the revelation is, though understandable, pretty outlandish.

Predictability: Though this installment isn't completely predictable it has its predictable moments. There were moments that foreshadowed small twists and while not immediately evident became more and more so towards the reveal of the twists. towards the end the twist become more intense and there are some heartbreaking moments that caught me completely off guard.

Ending: Like I said above there were some heart breaking and tragic moments at the end of this series. It's sad and though it's not the worst possible scenario it's still somber to read and left my heart utterly broken.Though the storylines are tied up for the most part there was a foreshadowing event that leaves it open for a spin-off series, which is always a plus in my book.

Overall, I'm giving this final installment 4.5 out of 5 stars. It wasn't that it had any major faults, but there were moments when the character dialogue didn't seem to flow as naturally as it usually did which may have very well been fixed by the finished copy.

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  1. OH! I've been putting off this one, but I think it'll be my next the next book I pick up. Great review!

  2. i like your perspective on the world building aspect of the book. to me that is very important in a story.

  3. I don't know why it took me so long to read this series. But I read all three books in a row right before book 3 came out. Really enjoyable books!

  4. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who saw a possible spin off series.