Reviewed by First Mate Keira
Title: The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, Book 3)
Author: Aimee Carter
Page Count: 304 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+
Summary: Kate spent nine months as a captive of Calliope and Cronus. They plan to use her and her baby as a pawn in the war. Henry doesn’t know she’s been captured. Ava is keeping it mum for some reason. All Kate wants to do is escape and get back to Henry but when the baby is born her choices are tougher to make because anyway she slices it Kate is going to have to choose – Henry or the baby?
Why I started this book:
Because I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books of the trilogy.
- When Henry bargains with Calliope in direct contract to Kate’s bargain with Cronus. Angst! It was however, not nearly as drawn out as it should have been and is never resolved to let you know exactly what Henry had to do to convincingly play the role of an enchanted besotted lover.
- Cronus playing at being Henry and tricking her, but also his care of the baby. It was pretty sweet for a Titan on crazy-sauce. This too could have been played up more, I feel. • The dead girls from book one, The Goddess Test, come back swinging in Henry’s defense – clever and cute.
- It was extremely choppy in the beginning for the first third to first half of the novel. The storyline didn’t work for me with Calliope forcing Kate to give birth before Henry got there and saved her. Having the baby alive does allow to much of the back and forth to happen, but the story lacked the coherency and emotional depth I was expecting from its leads.
- Cronus’s wife, Rhea, who is also the mother of Hades, Zeus, Hera and Poseidon. She plays a key role twice à la deus ex machina. Though I guess it goes to show you where the true power lie in that power couple.
Final Thoughts: Not what I was expecting or hoping for in a finale, but a decent enough conclusion.
Rating: 3 Treasure Chests
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