Book Review: The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test #3) by Aimee Carter

10838776Title: The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test #3)

Author: Aimee Carter

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

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.

The Godess Inheritance is the final conclusion to The Goddess Test series, a thrilling ride of a book, offering suspense and action from start to finish. Kate is captured by Kronos and Calliope and held captive until her child is born. Henry doesn’t know about the captivity and has no idea what’s going on, so Kate is left to fend for herself. The Titan gives her a deal, but it still means her mother and the other gods will die, so of course she can’t take it, but Kate has to do something to save her child.

Eventually she’s saved, but it comes at a high prize. Henry falls into a coma, unaware of what’s going on around him and that they need him. With Henry gone to protect her and the other gods slowly succumbing to Kronos’ threats, it’s up to Kate to save the day. She has to find the power within herself to go on, to keep on fighting, even if everyone else already has given up. For her child. For the world. But Kronos’ powers grow every day. Calliope’s vengeance seems almost a certainty with the Titan by her side.

Kate is still as whiny and emotional in book two, but at least she grows up every now and then and takes charge of the situation as well. I’m all for character growth, and it definitely worked here, because it made her a lot more appealing for me than the whiny teenage brat we get in the second book. There’s less Henry, and whenever there is a glimpse of him, he doesn’t act as distant as in the second book, another bonus. I thought the whole baby thing was rather silly as a cliffhanger at the end of book two, but it gave Kate opportunity and reason to grow up and start acting like an adult. The plot, again, wasn’t as strong though. We have Kronos trying to destroy the world and Calliope wanting her vengeance on Kate, so the villains definitely got their priorities set up, but the “good guys” seem to switch ideals rather often. First it’s all about protecting humanity, but these gods are quick to give up and only defend their own skin when things get a little worrisome.

As usually, I adored James. He’s everything Henry isn’t and would be a so much better match for Kate than the tormented lord of the underworld. When I read about Henry, he’s like this forty-something guy who’s already seen the best years of his life gone by during his first marriage. James is young and vibrant, and not scarred by previous experiences. But alas.

All in all, I liked this conclusion to the series, even liked it a lot better than Goddess Interrupted. The story is better, story progression has improved, character development is solid and there’s a lot more at stake.


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