Sunday, 24 February 2013

Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Published: 26 February 2013
Source: HarlequinTeen via Edelweiss
Reviewed: Sapphireddragon
SapphiredDragon Rating: *** 3/4

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..

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I have loved this series so was incredibly excited to get the next instalment but at the same completely devastated that the series was ending.

This story doesn't start immediately where the last one left off but 9 months later as Kate after spending her entire pregnancy in captivity is almost ready to have her child.

As the mother of an 11 month old baby myself, I was a little apprehensive in the beginning few chapters wondering where the storyline with the baby would lead and questioning a little the mindset of Kate as she is weighing up her choices with regards to Henry, the baby, and indeed the fate of the world. Thankfully Ms Carter lay my fears to rest in that regard finding a good balance to make Kate's relationship with her baby son, and actions as a result both believable but not too cliched.

The writing of this novel drew me right back into Kate and Henry's world where Titan Cronus is just about to break free and the rest of the Gods of Olympus are fighting to stop this from happening.  There are equal parts action and inaction in this story and were both were just as compelling as the other and I found myself flying through the pages towards the conclusion.

I believe this was a satisfying conclusion to this series, while still being sad that it is all over.  What I liked most was the characters, more specifically the fact that that while the characters themselves grew, they also stayed true to their essence.  This was especially true for Kate.  She grew as a person but her overall essence stayed true.  This helped to round out the story to the satisfying conclusion I mentioned above.

Last of all, this story and the writing evoked many emotions including both tears of joy and sadness and then left me with that numb," it's all over, what do I do now?" feeling that a good story or series can do and like I have said goodbye to friends who I will miss.

I give this story 3 3/4 stars :)

Sapphired Dragon xx

1 comment:

  1. I started this book and could not put it down. this series is really quite fabulous. great book and amazing series.
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