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The Goddess Inheritance

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

So Goddess Interrupted had definitely left my heart in a bind at

So Goddess Interrupted had definitely left my heart in a bind at the end, so I was excited to read this book. Although I felt like it was bittersweet, Aimee Carter has creatively incorporated Greek mythology into her books. I find myself not being able to read a Greek m...
So Goddess Interrupted had definitely left my heart in a bind at the end, so I was excited to read this book. Although I felt like it was bittersweet, Aimee Carter has creatively incorporated Greek mythology into her books. I find myself not being able to read a Greek myth without thinking about the characters in The Goddess Test series. They have been implanted in my mind and they are now what I picture even when I read other books. I have really enjoyed reading this series and it’s one that I would probably continue to read if there were more added. There are so many areas that could still be explored with Henry and Kate and some of the other characters.
One of my absolute favorite things about this series and I think if I have said before is that these characters stay true to their natures. You are not going to see a bad guy suddenly have a heart of gold. These characters are who they are and their actions fit their nature. I see this in Cronus. He wants Kate to be his queen and companion but don’t let yourself think that his desire for him has made him soft. Cronus is still Cronus and it would only take any kind of betrayal from Kate to make him turn on her. He doesn’t LOVE her he WANTS her and there is a huge difference in that.
Kate is such a different character in this book, motherhood has truly matured her and there is no more of the whining that I started to get annoyed by in book 2. She is strong and clever and is finding herself as Queen of the Underworld and mother to her child. There was so much heartbreak and so many struggles for her in this book.
These books are very character based and so many different ones have important roles. We learn more about Aphrodite and her betrayal. If you haven’t already read the Goddess Legacy it gives us a chance to see her in a little different light. Henry is as always probably the strongest of the Gods, yet he is the least combative. He is the game changer for the battle and we see his importance but also his love for Kate and the baby. There are so many interesting twists and turns that really affect Henry so we get to see the usually emotionally guarded God, react. I’m pretty sure there is nothing that Calliope could ever do that would not make me want to punch her face. I can just not find any empathy for her character. Also if you were afraid that you would miss Persephone don’t fret, she makes a fiery reappearance. We also get to see Henry’s former wife competitors again. I felt like it was a nice touch for the end of the series.
This book wrapped up the series well. As someone who has kids of my own there were definite moments that pulled at my heart strings with the baby. I think this book really made the characters shine and show who they really are. If you are fan of mythology I would definitely recommend this series to you.

posted by JenLBW on March 8, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I think this book gave me three new wrinkles in my forehead. Ser

I think this book gave me three new wrinkles in my forehead. Seriously. On the one hand, Kate was a lot less whiny and oh-my-goodness-I-don't-think-Henry-loves-me-after-all than in the last book (which gave me serious Harry Potter #5 flashbacks), but can you say over th...
I think this book gave me three new wrinkles in my forehead. Seriously. On the one hand, Kate was a lot less whiny and oh-my-goodness-I-don't-think-Henry-loves-me-after-all than in the last book (which gave me serious Harry Potter #5 flashbacks), but can you say over the top martyr complex? It was unreal, and I just couldn't understand why she was doing half the things she did. She lied. She said horrible things about--and to--people. She turned on her former friends. She planned to spend eternity with a monster to "save" her husband, baby, and oh, yes, the world. Just about every decision she made called for her to sacrifice herself, and at least half of them also totally went against someone else's plans. (Not that she knew these plans, but still. She decided each and every time that she and only she knew what to do and gosh darn it, she was gonna do it no matter what!) She finally pulled things together at the end and made some moderately good choices, but it almost felt like too little, too late by that point.




Am I sorry I read it? No--after the cliffhanger at the end of #2, I had to finish the series. I did want to see how everything ended up. And it is a happy ending--mostly. Parts of the book (and series) still bother me--not the least of which is an eighteen-year-old who has already been forced into marriage (which I was actually mostly okay with--retelling of Persephone and all that, goodness knows way worse things happen in those Greek myths) being tricked into getting pregnant and giving birth while imprisoned all in order to further an evil villain's plans. She's eighteen. 




Parts of this book were messy, parts were pretty darn convoluted, and a lot of it felt uneven. I frequently felt like I was suffering from some weird sort of mental whiplash--wait, what just happened? Why? How? Characters die. Cities are destroyed. At least one evil character is really, really evil with no redeeming qualities at all. 




Through it all, James is still awesome, though. I would totally sign up to see him in his own book with his own HEA far, far removed from Kate and Henry. He definitely deserves it.

posted by beckymmoe on February 28, 2013

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

    Cronus is free, Kate is imprisoned and the Council seems to be u

    Cronus is free, Kate is imprisoned and the Council seems to be unable to connect enough to calm the storm. Calliope has Cronus' ear and protection, for now, and she has nurtured a healthy dislike of Kate and seems to want her life with Henry. Kate cuts a deal with Cronus and manages to be freed after 9 months imprisonment. I struggled a bit getting through parts of the story--I kind of thought after all this time, Kate's headstrong, not always well thought out maneuvers would be vetoed by her mother or Henry. The war comes, various scenarios for victory are tried, and Kate finally has her family back together again.

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