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"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 heruntil 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 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."show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • Harlequin Teen
  • Don Mills, Ont., United States
  • English
  • Original.
  • 0373210671
  • 9780373210671
  • 37,875

About Aimee Carter

Aimee Carter was born in 1986 and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing fan fiction at eleven, began her first original story four years later, and hasn t stopped writing since. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys seeing movies, playing with her puppies, and wrestling with the puzzles in the paper each morning."show more

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We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-goddess-inheritance-goddess-test-3.html If you are interested, you can visit our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: About The Book: Love or life. Henry or their child. The end of her family or the end of the world. Kate must choose. Kate Winters was kidnapped nine months ago. She's pregnant, with Henry's child. A child that she wasn't looking for, but that the Goddess of fertility, a jealous Goddess, bless her with. However, what matters most is that she must survive from her and from a vengeful Titan, Cronus, that wants her and her child. Kate knows that she's the only one that can stop the imminent war. The King of the Titans has a soft spot for her and he would spare humanity from a horrible war and death and let Kate keep her child. But the King of the Titans will not do this for free. He wants her. However, either she accepts the deal or not, Cronus will kill Henry, to ensure that Kate will love him and only him, and her mother and the rest of the council for betraying him, long time ago. What happens If she says no to Cronus? The King of the Titans will kill everyone: Gods and mortals, and will tear the world apart. When not so long Kate was only living an almost teenage live, taking care of a dying mother, now she's the wife of the King of The Underworld, Henry, and she's expecting his child. That is what Kate wanted. Her life. She is in love with him and the jealousy of Calliope brought the destruction of her world. Now with a huge responsibility, Kate needs to find a way to defeat Cronus, the most powerful being in existence, in order to return to Henry's side, with him alive, and keep the council alive, too. Because Henry has become the most important person in her life. And she'll do everything to safe him Even if it costs her everything. Review: After how ended the second book in this series, Goddess Interrupted, I needed to read the second book and when I saw it on Edelweiss, I had to request the ARC. Again, Aimee Carter wrote an amazing story. I love mythology and Ms. Carter knows how to attract attention from readers. This time, in The Goddess Inheritance, she created a difficult situation, even more, for Kate. She has to decide between love or what's the right thing to do, her unborn kid or Henry, being miserable all her life or saving humanity and the gods... It's kind of asphyxiating. Don't you think? I mean, she was a teenage two books from this one and now she's expecting Henry's son... and dealing with Calliope, and Cronus and trying to keep everyone safe. Now I feel even more sad for her than before. You can understand that with all this pressure, Kate's character is kind of different from the other two books. She's sad and nervous all the time, like crying all the time (ok, she's pregnant. It's normal). It's kind of shocking, though. You have the image of the second book, a strong and brave Kate, and from the first one, sweet and willing to do anything to keep Henry alive, it's like you want to solve everything for her just to not read again that she is crying. Again, not disturbing or something you want to delete from the story, but you feel the need to help her. So... You can understand that she has also changed in a mature way. She's expecting Henry's child, thank you goddess of fertility (trying not to be spoilery for future fans of Aimee Carter), and she's the one that can save the world, literally. I liked that about her. She acts with a responsibility on her shoulders and she does it great. And was admirable how she tries to safe everyone: humans and gods. Henry was all the romantic and sweet guy that he was trying to restrain on book one. He was beyond cute, to the level of girls screaming his name and some "marry me" everywhere. And if you had a crush on the king of Hades, you need to see him being a father. He was adorable and made me want to love him even more. These two are perfect together. I can't seem to say it enough times, but being in this situation made their relationship stronger and having the baby made them want to fight for a future together, as a family. Adorable. About the other characters we are familiar with from the other books such as James, Ava, Diana... They are more in the story than before. Or at least that's my impression. And, definitely, it's a good thing. As for the new character, Milo, Kate and Henry's son... well, what can I say to not repeat myself? Cute, adorable, lovable, endearing... He is an important character in the story and was great to meet Kate and Henry's son and see how much they would fight for him. After reading this story it was clear that this was all about Henry and Kate's relationship, being strong even in the difficult moments of their life, like Kate being captured by the King of the gorgons. However, I still have a free spot in my heart for James. Sorry, Book Addicts, I'm on team James, too. What broke my heart in this book? Well, first of all, having the lovely couple apart and suffering. And reading the death of some characters. Yes, sorry, I needed to say it. Why?? (*insert desperate cry here*). Despite my aching heart, I think this was the perfect ending for the Goddess Test series. With the perfect amount of drama, action and the resolution of the imminent war, you get the see how Kate and Henry have a brilliant future and that they are, along with Milo, a beautiful and perfect family. I was really happy to see how it all ended for them. The Goddess Test series are a wonderful series full of mythology, a thing that I love, with an incredible plot and characters. And The Goddess Inheritance is its perfect ending. I highly recommend this book and, If you have not already read this series, to read all Aimee Carter books, because she created a fantastic story. Definitely a must read one. That's why we are giving this time to The Goddess Inheritance four and a half gorjuss dolls.show more
by TUABFC
Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15 Kate Winters is stuck in the middle of mythological warfare. Cronus, the king of all titans, has kept pregnant Kate locked up for 9 months using the fate of her unborn child to urge her to reign by his side or face the wrath of Calliope, and watch idly as Cronus tears the world apart. With the council having already collected all the needed signatures from the world's demigods and gods, they are ready to sign over leadership to Cronus in exchange for their fate. But they are all just fooling themselves. Will Henry come to the rescue? Will Kate find her child and keep it safe? Will the world be saved? Read Full Review at http://www.musingwithcrayolakym.com/3/post/2013/08/the-goddess-inheritence.htmlshow more
by Kim Heimbuch
Spoilers for previous books I read the first two books in this series last year, and I really enjoyed them. Unlike some readers, who couldn't take to Henry, I did, and I was really rooting for him and Kate as a couple. The ending of Goddess Interrupted, which ends on a cliffhanger when we find out that Kate is pregnant and being betrayed to Cronus and Calliope by Ava, who she thought was her best friend, left me reeling and I was really looking forward to picking up The Goddess Inheritance. Kate is being held prisoner on the island where the original six have Cronus trapped. Henry or her mother don't know anything has happened to her, or about her pregnancy, as Ava's been telling them that they're still in Africa where Kate and Ava where supposed to be heading to locate Rhea, also a Titan and mother of Henry, and maybe their only hope to stop Cronus. Kate is in her ninth month of pregnancy when Ava finally goes and confesses to Henry about what happened to Kate, and he immediately goes to her rescue. But Calliope, goddess of marriage and fertility, who made Kate get pregnant, now makes her go into labour early, and takes the baby. Cronus tells Kate he'll make sure the baby is safe if she'll stay with him and become his queen for eternity when he takes over the world, as he plans to escape the island at the winter solstice, if not, he'll kill the humans and the gods and destroy the world. Kate leaves with Henry, and Cronus begins the war by wiping out Athens. Henry and Kate have had their fair share of relationship problems in previous books but I was always behind them. In this book, I felt they were a much more united front, and Henry's love for Kate is undeniable, having been doubted before. James in prominent in this book too. He helps Kate out a lot, and together they both do what they can to help in the war, as the rest of the gods feel Kate is not strong enough yet to participate in battle. There's no love triangle, Kate only has eyes, and love, for Henry, though James does tell her he wants to be her first affair :) This book ended, almost, perfectly for me. We do suffer a loss, and that was my only negative, but still, I could see why it was necessary. There's a hint given at the end of this book that this may not be the end of the Goddess Test series. I would of course, give any more books a go, but hopefully they'd be good. Not just more books for the sake of prolonging the series unnecessarily, which in my opinion, rarely works.show more
by Suzanne Finnegan
The Goddess Inheritance, the final and possibly best of the trilogy. I LOVED all three books. Each one for me, brought something new and fun. This one was just a fantastic ending to an awesome trilogy. Kate is still being held captive by Calliope and Cronus. In the beginning her and Henry's child is born. Calliope is not about to let Kate spend any time with her new baby. Kate makes a deal with Cronus that she thinks will save all her family. Can she keep up her end of the bargain? Well you'll have to read the book to find out. From beginning to end, it is non stop and I didn't want to put it down. Characters from the previous books are here once again and we get to meet some new ones. I would have liked to have had more Kate/Henry moments but what we are given was good. Henry drove me crazy at times though, he just seems to be bossy to Kate and underestimates her. No one seems to think Kate can help in this war with Cronus. I loved James again in this one. He is such a good guy and let's not forget HOT. If Kate wasn't with Henry I would have loved to seen her with James. Secrets are revealed, some of which I was quite shocked as they were revealed. There is non stop action, suspense and twists and turns. I was saddened when one of my favorite characters died in the end. You'll be surprised who it is. Overall I loved reading this trilogy. I am going to miss the characters and the story overall. Can't wait to see what Aimee will write next. This e-book was given to me by the author and/or publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way.show more
by Jamie Johnson
Love it or hate it, Kate & Henry's love story comes to a conclusion with The Goddess Inheritance, the final book in the trilogy. I have to admit, I'm a fence sitter here. The Goddess Test left me wary. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, and wasn't particularly enamoured by our heroine. The Goddess Hunt left me confused by my feelings for Henry and all that he did wrong. And what Kate didn't do in proving her worth and love for Henry. So going into The Goddess Inheritance was a bit like...expecting a disappointment. Which I got. To be fair, there was really nothing wrong with the story. However for me, it was just another conculsion to a series I needed to finish. Kate disappointed me so much in this book. For all her supposed bravery, she never came out on top shining. Fellow blogger and awesomesauceness Eileen mentions it in her review, about how hypocritical Kate is in pretty much every situation. Eileen puts it perfectly - "Kate was so hypocritical at times that I wanted to kick someone, ideally her. She said she was nice, right after snarling to somebody and calling them a "bitch." That's not so nice." - almost as if she'd been reading my thoughts exactly. Kate reminds me a bit of Regina George. You know in that scene in Mean Girls where Cady thinks Regina is talking to Aaron Samuels for her but then Regina kisses him and Cady's all like "I don't know what Janis meant, Regina is such a good....****!" Reading Kate is like being Cady. I felt bad for Cronus, really. Poor guy trapped in eternal damnation with nobody to keep him company except for Calliope, aka the world's biggest bitch. And the one girl who he thinks loves him is double crossing him. No wonder he gets so mad... Plus - and it's not that much of a spoiler seeing as they mention it in the sypnosis - I hate babies in books. They don't belong in them. At all. Especially in YA. Personal preference. Though I did like that they called the baby Milo, keeping in with the mythology. Overall, I'm glad to have read through the series and to see how it ended. While it was not the cup of tea I particularly wanted - and I can't really divulge too much information without completely ruining it for you, the elements of Greek mythology were definitely a great read - the whole adaption of mythology was what I loved about this series.show more
by Hannah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley.) This is book 3 in the 'Goddess Test' series, and kicks off 9 months after the end of book 2 'Goddess Interrupted'. **Warning - contains some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 and 2** Kate has been being held captive by Cronus and Calliope for the past nine months, since she discovered that she was pregnant and was kidnapped. Now Kate is about to give birth, and she can't help but be scared that Calliope will kill her baby. Henry has no idea that Kate has been kidnapped, he has been led to believe by Walter that Kate is searching for Rhea as she planned, and so when he eventually finds out he is enraged. Once Kate's baby is born, he is taken away from her by Calliope, and in trying to rescue both Kate and baby; Henry is mortally wounded. It is left to Kate to try and rescue both her family, and the rest of the world, even if it means sacrificing herself to do it. Is there any way for Kate to get her family back? What exactly does Cronus want from her? And will she ever get to hold her new-born baby the way she wants to? This was a good book, quite possibly the best of the series. Firstly I have to give the author credit for getting straight into the action with this book. The book picks up 9 months after the end of book 2, which means that we practically open with Kate giving birth - if only all pregnancies went that quick! This action continues on, and we get a lot happening in a short time, which is fab! Kate stays strong in this book, even though everyone she loves is in danger at one point or another, and keeps going, no matter what obstacles stand in her way. Henry is also a much more likeable character in this book than in the second, and I liked how he finally was open with Kate and admitted his feelings for her. I also liked how honest and supportive he was, and how invested he also was in his son's life. I also liked the way that Kate also had James to rely on, which was support that she needed. I think my favourite part of this book was the love, Kate's love for her child, her love for Henry, her love for her family and friends, and even her love for the human race in general. I did think that having a baby would change Kate, and that she would be a different person in this book, but that wasn't the case at all. Obviously being magically healed after giving birth, and not being kept up at night by a screaming baby makes a real difference to a new mum! This love really makes this story though, and the way the characters talk so openly, and deal with so much, and still come out the other side with love in their hearts is truly beautiful. This book followed in the footsteps of the first two with its twists and turns, not as many as in the first book, but enough to keep you on your toes, and enough to make you keep guessing. There was plenty of tension and mystery, and once again Kate was the underdog in the fight. The addition of a baby isn't a storyline that is done all that much in YA books, which made this an interesting change, but I'm not sure everyone will appreciate why Kate loved her baby so much. I personally as a teen thought babies were cute, but would have had no idea what it actually felt like to have and love a child, so it will be interesting to see what some actual teens think to this storyline. The ending was full of action too, and once again the twists and turns come into play. I liked the ending, there was danger, excitement, and unexpected deaths, and the story was finished both believably and satisfyingly, although there was a very small opening for a possible spin-off series! Overall; this was a great finale to the series, and in my opinion the best so far. Full of action, excitement, and a truly beautiful love story. 8.5 out of 10.show more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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