Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimeé Carter
The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3)
by: Aimeé Carter
Publication Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: e-ARC received from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 283 pages
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My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
I've had this book sitting on my Nook for quite some time, but held off on reading it because I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to Kate and Henry. Those two have been through the ringer from the beginning and they start this novel off in quite the predicament.
Kate and Henry are both still as self-sacrificing as ever, which drives me a little crazy. One of the biggest struggles this couple has is not working as a team. Both do things to try and protect the other, when really it just gets them into an even bigger mess. Which occurs a few different times in this novel!
After the last book, it is nice to see Henry so open with Kate. He doesn't try to hide his feelings for her and doesn't act as indifferent as he did at the beginning of the last book. Watching him with their baby (Milo) is just precious.
Henry and Kate are separated quite a bit in this book, but the moments they are together are really sweet. The couple faces a big challenge towards the end of the book, but we did see it get resolved. (Even though, I was kind of mad at Carter for doing what she did- Kate already has enough insecurities about her and Henry's relationship! Give them a break!)
James and Ava are back, as are the other gods, but those two play the biggest role. Things with Ava are strained, as it is because of her that Kate and her baby are imprisoned by Calliope. Kate does understand her predicament, but still feels the sting of betrayal from her best friend. James, is as unwavering as always. He's a great side character because he believes in Kate and definitely doesn't hold back on telling her when she needs to 'cowgirl up'.
One of the most interesting developments in this story has to be with Walter. I won't spoil anything, but you find out some things about him and Kate that are definitely interesting.
The tension between the Council is so great in this story. It's interesting to read about because it seems like the gods are always trying to better their agendas, no matter the cost to others. Subduing Cronus is their top priority, but Kate just wants her family to be together. I felt bad that no one seemed to give much heed to Kate's voice in the Council, that they saw her as weak and young. However, as the book progresses, we definitely see Kate begin to change and stand up and take charge.
Overall, I wasn't disappointed by the conclusion of the Goddess Test series, and I'm glad I finally finished it.
*Thank you to Harlequin Teen for providing me with a copy for review. I received this book in return for an honest review.*