Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Review: The Goddess Test

Book: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 26 2013
Source: I purchased this at my local bookstore! (Indigo)

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 Goddess Inheritance begins around nine months after the events of Goddess Interrupted. Kate is still a prisoner of Calliope and Cronus and she is ready to give birth at any moment. Calliope still is jealous of Kate and wants nothing more to see her dead, and to have Henry. Cronus has other plans in place for Kate… He will spare humanity if Kate promises to become his and leave her life with Henry and the Gods. 

I overall enjoyed the Goddess Inheritance more than both the previous books. The plot had more action and had more intense moments then in the last two books.  I felt plenty of different emotions while reading this book, anger, frustration, annoyance, excitement and happiness. Even though I feel the plot was more interesting than the past books I still had some problems with other parts of the book.

Kate has definitely become a more interesting and strong character over the course of this series.   She was really protective of her family and was willing to put them before herself. She would not back down without a fight and wouldn’t let the other Gods make her seem insignificant or incapable of fighting for her beliefs. But I did have some problems with her. The way she treated Ava throughout most of the book really got on my nerves, and I found her very annoying during these parts. For all her talk of doing whatever was needed to protect her family, she would not accept Ava’s reasons for doing the same thing. I truly believe Kate would have done exactly the same thing if she was in Ava’s situation. Even more, just by the other actions she took in The Goddess Inheritance.

 I liked Ava in this book and I really felt for her situation. She did what she had to and you knew from her actions that she was very sorry for it.  She tried her best to make Kate understand and to gain her forgiveness. I also enjoyed James character and wish he had more parts in the novel. He brought some lightheartedness to a novel was full of intense unhappy moments. 

Henry is a character that I really did not like and is one of the main reason I lowered my rating. I don’t see him as having a very big personality. He seems pretty bland to me. I have never been a big fan of his throughout the series anyways so I didn’t expect that to change in this book. He seems like he is never fully formed, and I hate how his life is all about one person… 

Overall I did enjoy this series and I will pick up the next book Aimee Carter writes.  There was actually the first chapter of her next book printed in the back of the Goddess Inheritance and it seemed pretty interesting! But I would say this is more of a series to borrow for me then a series I need to have on my self .

What I Rate it: 3/5 Stars


  1. First of all, any time I see nine months, my first thought is OH NO BABIES. lol.

    Also, I agree about Henry. He is super bland. Of course, anyone who would choose to go by Henry instead of Hades probably would be boring.

    1. Thanks for the comment Christina :)

      I agree! Hades is a way more bad ass name.. But I guess Henry is a kinda boring name so it suits his character! We don't want Hades name be bogged down with blandness haha!

  2. I've had the first of this series collecting dust on my shelf for ages. Glad to see you enjoyed this series overall but I won't rush to read it. Great review. :)

    1. Thanks for the comment Rachel!!

      Yeah I would say there are probably other books out there that you would enjoy better :) But you never know you could love this series! If you do ever read it let me know your your opinions on it.

  3. I don't know that I'd have kept up with the series for so long! Kate does sound like a frustrating character, and while I'm sure this isn't for me, I'm glad you enjoyed it a bit more towards the end.
    Great review.