Title: The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test, #3)Author: Aimee Cater
Publication date: February 26, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Greek Mythology)
Format: Physical ARC
The Goddess Inheritance is the final installment in The Goddess Test trilogy. It is a greek mythology trilogy that centers around the god of the underworld finding a wife and partner for eternity. This is a spoil free review for all three books. First of all, I was a bit hesitant in starting this one because while I loved The Goddess Test, I wasn't a big fan of Goddess Interrupted. I didn't like the direction Aimee Carter took with the story and to put it simple, I didn't really love this finale as much as I hoped I would either, it was closer to Goddess Interrupted than The Goddess Test. Kate and Henry are still in so much crap, their lives are all at stake, along with all the other gods and evil seems that this time it will win.
I enjoyed the action, especially the plotting and such, however I wasn't a big fan of the way everyone was treating Kate; basically a useless, helpless, girl. I wished they took her seriously but at the same time I wished she would use her brain for five minutes and think of the consequences of her attempts at trying to help, when all that happens is her messing up things even worse. Yes, she is that kind of character. I really wished she grew up of her Goddess Interrupted stage and for Carter to bring back the confident and independent character I witnessed in The Goddess Test. Unfortunetly her devotion to her family as well as selflessness were not enough to keep my frustrations of her at bay.
As for James, I know people didn't like his agenda, but I found him to be the most human and interesting secondary character in this series. He was the crying shoulder and the helping hand when Kate needed it. He would have definitely been my favorite character but I also have a soft spot for Henry. We don't see much of him in this book but I just loved him here. He was sweet, a true protector and a worthy love interest in my books. I have to say that most of the book was spent with Henry and Kate apart and I just wished we had more time with both of them together, a bit of peace and quiet before the storm, but at least the few scenes between them were really sweet.
All in all I have to say that The Goddess Test is still my favorite out of these books, but Carter wrote the ending with the evil thought that we would all now never be able to forget the last book. It is bittersweet, I can only warn you of that, but as usual (of course we all know that) good prevails. I would definitely recommend it to fans of YA greek mythology. I will also be picking up Aimee Carter's new series when it comes out!
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