Okay. So. I loved The Goddess Test. Really. I thought it was great how it was inspired by Greek myths but didn’t feel the need to stick to closely to them. I loved the characters and the mystery and how not all the questions got answers at the end but we still weren’t left hanging.
And, I…you know, ENJOYED the second one. Not nearly as good as the first one. I thought it rehashed a lot of the same things but the ending was awesome. And I was so excited to see what would happen.
And, well. I’m not gonna lie. The Goddess Inheritance was a STRUGGLE to get through.
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.
I enjoyed Aimée’s writing style and the large cast of characters. But I have absolutely no idea what was going on with the plotting of the novel.
My biggest problem was that every time a conflict came up in the book it was dealt with right away.
Kate is pregnant and kidnapped? No problem, she’ll have the baby and be rescued right away. Henry is dieing? No problem, this random character will fix that.
And I don’t even think telling you these things are spoilers because they both happen in the first quarter of the book.
I did like that Kate’s priorities completely changed as soon as she had a child to worry about. And I liked that there was a lot of examples of bad parenting in this series and it sort of came full circle with Kate and Henry being parents for this book.
OH! If you’ve been reading our previous reviews of this series you’ll know that Christine and I have been desperate to know who Kate’s father is. And, well, the issue is addressed in this book. And I was disappointed. Not in who it was…well, maybe a little, but just in the way that it was introduced out of the blue and then…well, it just wasn’t I wanted.
I liked that Aimee was ready to write real, world altering consequences for the struggle going on. With the council always disagreeing with one another and Chronos being all I AM EVIL, there was plenty of conflict and it was engaging enough. It just didn’t affect me the way the earlier books in series did.
I’m glad I read it and I am glad it came to a satisfying conclusion. But when, three books later, Kate is STILL worrying about whether or not Henry really, TRULY loves her, well, I want to slap her.