By Aimee Carter Editions: ebook, hardcover, paperback Expected publication: February 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen Genre: YA Paranormal / Romance / Mythology Source: NetGalley
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.
~ blurb source
Bomy’s Flutter: ripe with tension and filled with action
Here it is, after a long and eventful journey, this series has come to an end. It’s one of the few series I actually kept up with as it went, and I will say this up front: this is one of the series that got better and better with each book. And yes, that means in my opinion this was the best one.
The world of The Goddess Inheritance was yet again full of deities, gods and goddesses and pesky titans. The charm of their interaction, how Olympus was depicted and the tensions between all deities was, simply put, amazing. Yet again the book did mythology justice without leaning on its assets as much as building its own.
I felt many if not all of the characters evolved significantly with this novel. Kate and Henry, without a doubt, but also Walter, for instance, clearly Ava. Even Calliope became something of an understandable villain, without becoming overly easy to forgive, but as Kate said a few times in this novel, easier to understand. I especially loved the maturity of Kate’s views and feelings here, and I’d feel more comfortable in calling this a New Adult especially because of that degree of maturity and understanding. Of course, having a baby and all also makes me want to label this New Adult more then Young Adult. In this respect, the series evolved naturally in a way that did make complete sense to me, just like Twilight did, for instance. Relationships, characters, the plot – everything grew beautifully.
Speaking of the plot, it was like an emotional roller-coaster for sure. This was one of those novels that starts with a boom and just keeps getting more and more alert, insane tension at some point. I was basically fidgeting and squirming and gritting my teeth for half of the read. And we’re talking quality action too, the sort that really has me riveted: scheming, sneaking around, betrayal, sacrifice, and endless amounts of love. I was just floored by it, and I’ll make an official note here that I cried by the end. Again, this happens very, very rarely. The last time it did it was with Twilight, in fact. That’s how intense emotions ran, by the end of this book I was exhausted.
The writing was good since book one in this series, but I felt it grew in sophistication of view and emotional layering as newer books came out, culminating with this one. Emotion was handled in almost exemplary fashion, and perspective grew in maturity. I remember thinking, as I was reading this, that if this author has such a mature emotional view of characters already, I’ll probably be completely in love with her writing for life. And it’s a very good feeling to have, it doesn’t happen often but when it does it just re-enforces my faith in the power of words.
Curb appeal for this book is off the chart, yet again. I mean, for me it would be an instant buy since I’ve been following the series and liked it, but in itself it has a great presentation with a gorgeous cover and hooking blurb. Impulsive buy material, without a doubt.
All in all I say this was an epic end to the series, a riveting read with tons of love and tension going rampant, beautiful in almost lyrical ways as far as I’m concerned. Pick this series up now if you haven’t already, read it, get to this book and adore it because it’s worth it.
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