Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
February 26, 2013
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 GODDESS INHERITANCE is an epic ending to one powerful YA mythology trilogy. While I’m saddened that I have to say goodbye to Kate and Henry, I am pleased that I can finally have closure to the mysteries that boggled my mind for three years. If I thought The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted blew my mind with their crazy intense scenes, both character and plot driven, they have nothing on the finale in THE GODDESS INHERITANCE. I did not see that coming! Fans of the trilogy will be equally satisfied yet somber when the book finally comes to a close.
While Kate took a while to come into her role as a goddess, I was so proud of her in THE GODDESS INHERITANCE. Compared to The Goddess Test, this girl is on fire! She has more confidence than ever before, as well as a fiery temper that presents itself to those who have wronged her greatly in the course of the novels. I was actually cheering her at one time. I’m glad that she’s not afraid to speak her mind or let the other gods and goddesses walk all over her like they’ve done in the past. This newfound inner strength may also have something to do with a certain event that happens at the end of Goddess Interrupted…
Henry has always felt just a tad detached from the world and Kate, but can you blame him considering the amount of death he’s had to deal with for generations? That will seriously mess with a guy’s personality. Even though he and Kate aren’t “together” that much in THE GODDESS INHERITANCE, it is obvious just how much they love each other. I’m so happy for him and Kate. They’ve been to hell and back (literally), so they deserve a happily ever after.
Aimee Carter is a phenomenal writer, as proven by the utter complexity behind the whole trilogy. She’s twisted Greek mythology to her advantage, and boy am I happy with the result! Throughout the entire trilogy, she’s made me love Henry and Kate even more than I ever thought I would, while at the same time fueling my hate for the evil Calliope. She’s a naughty little goddess who deserves to be put in her place. Besides the characters, the plot has blossomed throughout the series and become much more complex and beautiful than I ever expected.
So thank you, Aimee, for ending this series on the perfect note, and for making me fall in love with The Goddess Test in its entirety. You are a star!