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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: The Goddess Legacy

TItle: The Goddess Legacy
Series: Goddess Test # 2.5
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal/Fantasy
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Book: Netgalley

"For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime e Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness....

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal....

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another....

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before....

Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope....

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages."
For me, this book stir up so many emotions. Aimee Carter did a fantastic job of re-taling the greek gods story. Each story's, paints a fantastic picture of what their lifes are like. From lies to betrayal, the reader can't help but be consume by it all.

The Goddess Legacy contained several different stories from Hera, Henry, Aphrodite, and Hepatahus point of view. Let me first say that with each back round history to the character, Ms. Carter gives the reader an amazing insight as to who they are today. I like that with each story, we get the raw character. The reader is placed in their shoes and BAM! You feel it all. The love, lust, pride, lies, and betrayal. The reader see the years of life drained right out of them. Seriously, when I was done with Hera's story, I could do nothing but shake my head in awe. How Ms. Carter painted such a magnificent story is beyond me. But's good.

With all of these stories painting wonderful images in my head, I had to go back to The Goddess Test and put my imagination to work. I felt as through Ms. Carter gave me the key to some insight I had not see before and I am yearning just to open that door. I suggest that if you have not read The Goddess Test or Goddess Interrupted, you should do so immediately. Like right now. Drop what you are doing and read both books. Then read The Goddess Legacy, come back to me and then we can talk. I can tell you this much, the facade that they are putting on is about to come off....and soon.

The Goddess Legacy are triumphant tales that leave the reader burning. Burning from the emotions, from the adrenaline rush of fast paced stories that open the door to a whole new world. The strong representation of the Gods and Goddess brings forth amazing world building that the reader will not want to leave. Gripping and intense, The Goddess Legacy is sensational!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This is a great idea. As much as I like this series, it's hard to follow who each of the gods are. Especially since I don't know much about Greek mythology.

  2. @Alison, I enjoyed this book soooo much! I hope you get a chance to read it.


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