Sunday, 24 March 2013

Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
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Genre: Fantasy
Series: Goddess Test #3 
Source: Netgalley
Publication Date: 26th February 2013

Tell Me About It
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
The Goddess series is one of the first books that have been about Gods and Goddess's that I have really enjoyed.  The Goddess Inheritance picks up near the end of Kate's pregnancy.  After having her baby she is cruelly separated from them, and with her husband's life hanging on the line she must do what she can to save them both.
Cronus is back and has declared war and is destroying countries the longer the war continues, Kate must travel with James to find Rhea and beg for her help in the war of the Gods to stop Cronus.  When all else fails, Kate has a plan in motion to try to save her child, her husband, and stop the war, it means making a bargain with Cronus, but is it worth it?

The Goddess Inheritance focuses more on the battle between good and evil.  We get to see how good is plotting and scheming to try to get Cronus and stop the destruction he is causing, but also what Cronus has planned in order to get what he wants.  Calliope is by no means innocent in this story, she only wants a few things, Henry by her side, Kate's baby for herself, and Kate dead.

The Goddess Inheritance is possibly my favourite out of them all, we get to see Kate take a stand and really fight for what she believes in and what she loves, no matter if it means crossing paths with the Gods and Goddess's.  She certainly stands out in this story and makes her voice heard.  I love how James is there to support her, even if the others think she is making a mistake or travelling up the wrong path.  James is Kate's rock when Henry can't be there and is one of the few who are on her side.  He also makes for some entertainment when times are tense or rough.

The final few chapters of The Goddess Inheritance had me in tears for many reasons.  Part of me wants to hate certain characters, and another part of me wants to forgive a few of them.  Things were said and done that contributed to the ending, and while I initially thought a character was doing the wrong thing, when all was explained I could see the reasons for what they did, and the sacrifice they made.  The Goddess Inheritance was the perfect ending to this amazing trilogy and if there were any future spin-offs I would definitely read them.

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