The Goddess Inheritance
by Aimée Carter
Series: Goddess Test #3
Publication Date: 26 Feb 2013
Harlequin Teen, eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley/Edelweiss
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Thank you Harlequin Teen providing me an eARC in exchange for a free and honest review.
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 2 BOOKS.
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.
This is an extremely late review, I have to admit. But moving on from that, I unfortunately wasn’t too upset about yet another trilogy ending. The Goddess Test trilogy hasn’t exactly been one of my favourites, however, it was good enough to get me finishing the entire trilogy. I’ve never been a big fan of Greek mythology fiction (with the exception of the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout) and have ended hating almost all the YA books I’ve read from the genre. To name a few, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini and Everneath by Brodi Ashton. However, the Goddess Test trilogy was obviously an exception.
Although I’m not crazy over protagonists with martyr complexes (I find it slightly overrated), the martyr side of Kate is so genuine and such a big part of her, I can’t help but appreciate it. Moreover, the fact that she had a child really sets the story apart from other YA novels. A deeper, maternal side of Kate was explored in The Goddess Inheritance and at least to the inexperienced, her undying love for her child was wholly convincing.
Henry, on the other hand, was not as big a character in this book as compared to the last two. I didn’t mind this at all as I felt this finale should be focused on Kate‘s journey, her growth and the tough decisions she had to make. Although, for the Henry lovers out there, his presence was still very strong in the parts where he was involved so no need to worry!
The Goddess Inheritance was definitely the most action-packed and fast-paced of the trilogy. However, compared to other YA books, its plot and action was still quite lacking. I would say this trilogy would be more suitable for hopeless romantics than adrenaline junkies as it was majorly character and emotion based. That said, this trilogy is still one of the best Greek mythology YA books out there, at least so far. So if you love the genre, be sure to grab it!