Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Publisher: HQN Teen
Where did you get book: e-ARC
Release date: Out now

Love or life.

goddess3Henry 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.

*blurb taken from Goodreads*

I’ve been a fan of this series based upon Greek mythology, and was very much awaiting the last book in the trilogy. The Goddess Inheritance ties up everything from the last book, but this was my least favourite book in the series. Unfortunately Kate is a martyr. She sacrifices herself time and time again. I think the author made an inside jest of this as James and Henry both makes jokes to Kate about sacrificing herself for others. I also felt that Kate and Henry fell flat in this book. Henry is still as emotionally stunted as ever before, and his character didn’t develop from the second book which disappointed me.

Kate is forced apart from her child, and I’m still unsure of the baby plot. Kate would call Calliope an evil bitch for taking her child, but I didn’t sense any heartfelt and deep emotion from Kate. And I think that’s my biggest issue in the book. I didn’t get any sense of deep emotion. Human cities are destroyed in this book, and the gravity of millions and millions of people dying didn’t translate into any emotions in the book.

Kate’s relationship with her Mother is strained when she finds out who her Father is, and Katie struggled to come to terms with not having a father when he knew about her for so long. Kate’s relationship with Ava is also strained with Ava’s betrayal from the previous book. At time, Kate was way too forgiving, and sometimes I felt as if Kate needed to be harder in her actions and behaviour towards others.

Henry and Kate are once again forced apart which was a little predictable. I have to admit Henry needs a personality transplant, one that screams LORD OF UNDERWORLD–RAWR. What I did really like in this book was the witty banter between James and Kate. I’ve really grown to like James because his character is fun, and he jumps off the page with his snarky personality. His friendship with Kate is as strong as ever, and I would like to see him get his own book.

The big baddies acted like big baddies, but I felt as if everything was over dramatized, especially with Calliope. Cronus wasn’t evil completely, and I appreciated the author trying to make him more human. The ending didn’t surprise me, and I did feel as if it was anti-climatic. I don’t want to spoil things but it does get neatly wrapped up with some deaths along the way.

All in all, I wasn’t a big fan of the last book in the trilogy, but it’s a fitting end for Kate and Henry. I give it a C-.

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