February 19, 2013

The Goddess Inheritance - Aimee Carter

[This is the third book in the Goddess Test series. If you're a newbie to this series, you can check out my review of The Goddess Test (Book 1), Goddess Interrupted (Book 2) and The Goddess Legacy (Book 2.5) instead.]

The Goddess Inheritance book cover
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #3
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 26, 2012
Source: Netgalley (Thanks Harlequin!) || e-galley
[I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review.]

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 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. (from Goodreads)

I've been anticipating this final book in the Goddess Test series for quite some time. In many ways, The Goddess Inheritance is a good, strong finish. My love for Henry and Kate, and my fascination with the entire family, pretty much ensured that I would enjoy discovering their fate as this story came to an end.

All the characters from the previous books - both the beloved, the annoying and the evil - are back. Even though they're all playing a part in this war between Cronus and the gods, I like how the book chooses to focus primarily on Kate and Henry. They're the two characters I'm the most invested in, so it was a match made in heaven to see that, as always, the focus remained on the two of them and the parts that they could play in this upcoming battle.
And boy, there is a ton that they go through in this one! They have to figure out solutions to multiple problems: how to keep their child safe, how to avoid being captured or tricked into taking Cronus' side, how to save the council and how to make sure that the rest of the world stays intact. The stakes are very high in this one, the consequences dire and time short - and it's a wonder that Kate and Henry manage to come up with any plan at all in lieu of all these stressful situations.

Because they're up against so much, there's a lot going on in this story. The twists were surprising to me, mostly because I had no idea what to expect going into the book! It was really fun to read without any expectations or ideas whatsoever, as I just kept turning pages in my eagerness to find out how everything was resolved.

Obviously, while I talk about Kate & Henry, I cannot fail to mention how their love story makes me incredibly happy. They're both still devoted to each other, which I love and they certainly share some very sweet moments that made me excited as someone who roots for them.

I only have a minor complaint about the story's resolution, because it felt a little bit anticlimactic to me. I appreciated the drama, and how the author chose to end things, but I still felt like something was missing. However, this minor disturbance didn't detract too much from my overall enjoyment.

It makes me sad to know that my time with Kate, Henry & the rest of their family is coming to an end for now. The Goddess Inheritance brings the drama, the love and the twists with practiced ease, and it's a solid conclusion to this series.


  1. I absolutely LOVE this series! It's really been a great one, fun and full of excitement! I'm definitely sad to see them go, but am happy I got to enjoy the series! :)

  2. I haven't read this series yet. Not sure why, but it keeps getting put on the back burner. But your review makes me want to pick it up right now!

  3. I had issues with the second book, but I'm still very interested to find out how the series concludes. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm especially happy to hear the focus is back on Henry and Kate, together.

    1. I had issues with the first one. The second book is actually my favorite in the series! But I am happy that in this one Kate and Henry basically get to be happy... ish.

  4. I can't wait to get to this on my reader! This is one of those series that I think flew under the radar a little bit, but I really loved it!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    1. I agree! It's actually a pretty good series, and I think the ending was done pretty well (with a few reservations). Hope you enjoy it!

  5. I'm so sad that the story is finished with Kate and Henry! I loved them. :) I thought this was a decent ending to the series, but soooo much serious stuff going on!

    Great review, Alexa!


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