The Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter

The Goddess InheritanceThe Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter
Series: Goddess Test #3
Published by: Harlequin Teen on February 26, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Source: NetGalley
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Rating: ★★★★½

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.

In my review of Goddess Interrupted I complained about the lack of action. Well, folks, The Goddess Inheritance totally makes up for that! This book was full of action, twists, turns, love, hate, revenge, heartbreak, and everything else in the world! Aimée Carter rocked my world with this book!

I almost don’t know where to begin… I enjoyed the first two books in the Goddess Test series, but I ADORED this one. The Goddess Inheritance is the perfect conclusion. It’s intense, it’s satisfying, and it ties up all the ends. The book was so full of emotion, I was constantly giggling, smiling, or near tears.

Kate is still a great character; she feels so real! A few people don’t like that she cries several times throughout the series, but I actually like it. I know that if I were in her shoes and my family members were all in danger and all hope seemed lost, I would totally break down in an OCEAN of tears. But in between her breakdowns, Kate is strong. She doesn’t just cry and then sit on her ass and sulk; she goes out and finds solutions. She tries to right her wrongs and contribute to her family when everyone else tells her she’s useless. Not all of her plans work, but she doesn’t give up hope, and I really admire that. I think that’s what makes Kate such an amazing character and one that I love to read about!

“I don’t need to be ancient to be worth something. Kate, The Goddess Inheritance

Kate’s relationship with Henry was as intense as ever in The Goddess Inheritance! The happy moments were oh-so-sweet and swoony and deliciously romantic! And the sad bits were heartbreaking and aggravating! I was frustrated and upset and happy and confused and I LOVED IT! They definitely face challenges and I loved that they never gave up.

The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Ava really shined in this book. I was kind of mad at Kate for how she treated Ava when the truth was kind of obvious.. but I really loved seeing a different side to Ava, especially when it came to her relationship with Nicholas. I’m used to seeing Ava as the flirty, giggly girl, but in The Goddess Inheritance we see a more serious, devoted side to her.

Also, Cronus was an insanely awesome character. He’s powerful, he’s all kinds of creepy, and a bit like a psychopath. He’s like a crazy murderer who suddenly decides he’s in love but really he’s all creepy and possessive and has to blackmail his way into a ‘relationship’. And the odd thing was that I almost started to sympathize with him. Sometimes there was a little voice in the back of my head rooting for Cronus. With one hand he destroys the lives of millions of people, and with the other he makes sweet and romantic promises. I almost felt myself believing them!

The Goddess Inheritance is the perfect end to the trilogy, with a bittersweet ending that had me in tears. My only disappointment is that the series is now over. This book had me wanting to read more and more—or even from Ava or Nicholas’s point of view. Please, Aimée!

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18 comments

    1. I hope you like it! I enjoyed the first two books but didn’t *love* them. But this last one is definitely my favourite in the series. 🙂

  1. I NEED THIS!!

    *GRABBY HANDS*

    The first 2 books in the Goddess Test series wasn’t thrilling for me but somehow, I felt myself rooting for Kate and Henry and all the characters (even Persephone). So excited for the next book especially after that epic cliffhanger in Goddess Interrupted! I didn’t get to know Cronus and your review made me really curious about him, can’t wait for the satisfying conclusion as all of you promised ;D

    Awesome as always, Ashley!

    1. Thank you Alicia!! Cronus is definitely an interesting character! It was so weird to find myself almost rooting for him when he’s the bad guy LOL!

  2. I thought the first book was just ok, and then I really enjoyed the second book and one of the novellas. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this – I need to know how it all ends!

    I’m also super excited that Amiee made Cronus a character that you began to love, despite how evil he is!

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    1. I really hope you enjoy this Kelly! If your thoughts turn out similar to mine, then this might be your favourite book in the series!

  3. I haven’t read the first two books in this series but you definitely make me want to. It sounds like the series did suffer from middle book syndrome a bit but I am happy to see that the final book definitely made up for that. It sounds great! Awesome review, love all the graphics!

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    1. Thank you Jenni! While I did enjoy the first two books, I didn’t like either of them as much as this last one! It’s a great ending to the series. 🙂

  4. EEP! I’m really excited about this one I love Late and Henry’s relationship and they’ve been through so much I really hope thy get their like “happy ending” LOL an I’m super happy there’s action in this one!!
    Lily

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