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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This was a good read--and it *almost* distracted me from the cr


This was a good read--and it *almost* distracted me from the cruel cliffhanger book 2 left us with. Almost. ;-)

What I liked about this collection is that it really gave us a lot of insight into the characters of the gods and goddesses involved in Kate's story--it ...

This was a good read--and it *almost* distracted me from the cruel cliffhanger book 2 left us with. Almost. ;-)

What I liked about this collection is that it really gave us a lot of insight into the characters of the gods and goddesses involved in Kate's story--it was a great way to get background information to readers as part of another story rather than through a lot of info dumping. I especially enjoyed seeing where some of their "new" names came from, and these stories really did a lot to explain the characters' motivations and the relationships that we see in the rest of the series. Hera's story helped me to understand why she does what she does to Kate and Henry--or at least understand it better--though she's never going to have my full sympathy there. I absolutely loved Aphrodite's story (though it did make me wonder where Eros has been in the other books). Persephone's story just confirmed that I will never, ever like that woman--though I could perhaps be a tad bit biased. I enjoyed Hermes's and Henry's stories too, though I couldn't help wanting a bit more from each. Again, this could be my bias showing. All in all this was an excellent way to pass the time before book three comes out--which just can't happen soon enough!

posted by beckymmoe on July 31, 2012

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

So, walking into reading this, the beat way to put is I really w

So, walking into reading this, the beat way to put is I really wasn't prepared. I received a copy in May of this year and had tried on a number of occasions to sit down and read this and was never able to get past the first 10-20 pages. I had almost given up hope, but t...
So, walking into reading this, the beat way to put is I really wasn't prepared. I received a copy in May of this year and had tried on a number of occasions to sit down and read this and was never able to get past the first 10-20 pages. I had almost given up hope, but thus far I have really enjoyed Aimee Carter's Goddess Test series so I decided to give it one last try. Glad I did...once I got past that first section, or what I refer to as jarbled mess (no, the writing is good, but it just takes a bit for everything to start making sense, at least it did for me) the stories are fantastic, hey and even slightly educational for our YA readers.

THE GODDESS LEGACY is broken into five mini stories and each story flows into and builds on one another, so it is important that you read them in order. I am going to keep each a bit separate in my review though, so here is a small review of each story...

The Goddess Queen: Hera (Calliope): This is the one I had a hard time getting through as it was a bit slow and I was really confused as to where we were at in the story for most of it. It wasn't until a couple pages till the end that everything clicked. Looking back (and re-reading) it is good but definitely is at the bottom of my list for this book.

The Lovestruck Goddess: Aphrodite (Ava): Enjoyed this one, I mean, how could you not enjoy the story of Aphrodite? More than that, I love the character that Aimee built Aphrodite into. She's cute, childlike but yet she knows she's cute and knows how to work it. You'll be sure to fall into a love hate relationship with her through this story and the remainder of this book!

Goddess of the Underworld: Persephone: I was really a bit weary when I started reading this section. So frequently I get frustrated with versions of the Persephone/Hades story rewritten for YA. Hell, even when I began reading the GODDESS TEST series I was concerned, but just like with the normal portion of the series I was really happy with what spins and twists Aimee put into this...though...end the end I will have to say, I kinda hate Persephone, I can't help it, Hades is just too sweet!

God of Thieves: Hermes (James): As I have said, each story in this book builds on one another and Hermes/James is in a good portion of the other stories, but things changed for me during this story. I have never really connected with James during the other GODDESS TEST series, but oh my, I made that connection here, big time, and now I think it may actually be hard for me to read the next book because I have been rooting for Henry all along, but now, there is definitely going to be a voice somewhere in my head rooting for James.

God of Darkness: Hades (Henry): Ahhhhh and now for the mini book that makes everything else here shrink in comparison. First, each mini book has had something to do with Hades/Henry, big or small, a piece of the background was revealed, but within the pages of this mini book the cover was torn off and all the secrets were laid out for us to cast judgment and pick sides. Each of the 14 original council has some part to play in Hades/Henry's future with Kate and we get to see how everyone worked for (or against) it to become what it is. I LOVED this chapter/mini book and it has even inspired me to pick up THE GODDESS TEST again to re-read to see what things make a little more sense!

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Received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

posted by KimShelkey on August 8, 2012

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

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    So, walking into reading this, the beat way to put is I really w

    So, walking into reading this, the beat way to put is I really wasn't prepared. I received a copy in May of this year and had tried on a number of occasions to sit down and read this and was never able to get past the first 10-20 pages. I had almost given up hope, but thus far I have really enjoyed Aimee Carter's Goddess Test series so I decided to give it one last try. Glad I did...once I got past that first section, or what I refer to as jarbled mess (no, the writing is good, but it just takes a bit for everything to start making sense, at least it did for me) the stories are fantastic, hey and even slightly educational for our YA readers.

    THE GODDESS LEGACY is broken into five mini stories and each story flows into and builds on one another, so it is important that you read them in order. I am going to keep each a bit separate in my review though, so here is a small review of each story...

    The Goddess Queen: Hera (Calliope): This is the one I had a hard time getting through as it was a bit slow and I was really confused as to where we were at in the story for most of it. It wasn't until a couple pages till the end that everything clicked. Looking back (and re-reading) it is good but definitely is at the bottom of my list for this book.

    The Lovestruck Goddess: Aphrodite (Ava): Enjoyed this one, I mean, how could you not enjoy the story of Aphrodite? More than that, I love the character that Aimee built Aphrodite into. She's cute, childlike but yet she knows she's cute and knows how to work it. You'll be sure to fall into a love hate relationship with her through this story and the remainder of this book!

    Goddess of the Underworld: Persephone: I was really a bit weary when I started reading this section. So frequently I get frustrated with versions of the Persephone/Hades story rewritten for YA. Hell, even when I began reading the GODDESS TEST series I was concerned, but just like with the normal portion of the series I was really happy with what spins and twists Aimee put into this...though...end the end I will have to say, I kinda hate Persephone, I can't help it, Hades is just too sweet!

    God of Thieves: Hermes (James): As I have said, each story in this book builds on one another and Hermes/James is in a good portion of the other stories, but things changed for me during this story. I have never really connected with James during the other GODDESS TEST series, but oh my, I made that connection here, big time, and now I think it may actually be hard for me to read the next book because I have been rooting for Henry all along, but now, there is definitely going to be a voice somewhere in my head rooting for James.

    God of Darkness: Hades (Henry): Ahhhhh and now for the mini book that makes everything else here shrink in comparison. First, each mini book has had something to do with Hades/Henry, big or small, a piece of the background was revealed, but within the pages of this mini book the cover was torn off and all the secrets were laid out for us to cast judgment and pick sides. Each of the 14 original council has some part to play in Hades/Henry's future with Kate and we get to see how everyone worked for (or against) it to become what it is. I LOVED this chapter/mini book and it has even inspired me to pick up THE GODDESS TEST again to re-read to see what things make a little more sense!

    Review by SlicedOpenReviews(dot)com
    Received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    It was a good read. Honestly, I just enjoyed reading it. Nothing

    It was a good read. Honestly, I just enjoyed reading it. Nothing really popped out that I can say "Oh my god!" Amazing"
    Because to me there wasn't anything amazing about it. I just truly enjoyed reading it. It wan't bad, It wasn't amazing. It was good
    and  enjoyable.

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