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The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test #1.5)

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A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades's wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld

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Kindle Edition, Harlequin Teen, 75 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Harlequin Teen
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❀ Sabina No, you don't. The second book will briefly mention something about Kate's experience in Greece and also in the third book, but nothing in a way that…moreNo, you don't. The second book will briefly mention something about Kate's experience in Greece and also in the third book, but nothing in a way that you have to read this one.(less)
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Taschima Cullen
What is it with all the "1.5" books?! Seriously! Is it a requirement now for series?
Saniya
Jan 28, 2012 Saniya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Is it just me who thinks this cover is creepy and staring at the girl's face makes you feel weird? o.O
Jess
Aug 25, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In 'The Goddess Hunt' this book tells us what happens during James and Kate's trip to Greece. I love how action packed this book was and also how strong Kate was. She stood up to Zeus (spoiler alert for those who didn't read this yet!) and she also focused on what she believed is right. She didn't waver or give into Zeus's threats, and her feelings for Henry also didn't waver. She knew she had a choice if she ever wanted to back out being The Queen of Underworld, but she stood her ground. The in ...more
Melliane
Jun 04, 2015 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My English review

I really liked the first novel and the short story we discover here is placed between the first and the second volume of the series. We had not had the opportunity to see Kate far from Henry and it was a pleasure to discover that here.

Kate is therefore with James on the way to Athens but they stop so she can be presented to Pollux and Castor, two persons on the run, trying to hide from the gods. But of course, as soon as they meet, Henry and Walter, who were
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
The Goddess Hunt Review on K-Books

Wow, Aimee has done it again and blown me away with her amazing storytelling. I absolutely loved The Goddess Test which I read early last year after getting it for review from Netgalley and it still sticks with me as one of the best Greek Mythology retellings. I love the perspective Aimee takes and how you see a nice, loving side to Hades, something I would never have thought of before reading this series. Add that to the fact that I adore mythology, specificall
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Ashley Klages
I wasn't very impressed with this. I read it because I'm generally a huge fan of anything related to Greek Mythology, but this story was stupid. The only reason I'm giving it two stars is because it had some potential. *edit* I changed my mind, it doesn't even deserve that.

Spoiler alert...

So basically the main character, Kate, is Persephone. Only she isn't because Persephone gave up her immortality and is now chilling in the Underworld (I have no intentions of reading further in this series, but
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Ale
Mar 12, 2016 Ale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chao.
Me mori.

27 de Abril del 2015.

—Puede que tú no aprecies tu matrimonio, hermano, pero yo aprecio el mío. —Henry le dirigió una mirada acerada—. Respeto y honro la opinión de mi Reina.



Nunca lo había visto de esta manera. Pero Hades es el más hermoso de los tres hermanos. Hermoso por así decirlo, fiel.

En todas las películas que he visto, que trata de mitología griega, ponen a Hades como el perro, el malo, el odioso, el Rey del Inframundo, pero Henry deshace toda la opinión negativa que te
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Sara
Feb 13, 2013 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I saw this book in the e-library and remembering reading the first book, so I checked it out.

I forgot how BAD this series is. (I didn't remember hating the first book as much.) The writing is amazingly bad. The dialogue is so bad you want to read it out loud and laugh at it. The plot, everything is ridiculous. Fight scenes out of nowhere, out of character gods. Just stupidity.

So this wins one of my worst books spots.

Don't waste your time or braincells.
Dianne
I was looking to see if I NEEDED to read this series, and what better way than to try a novella that is #1.5 in the line up! I found characters that were serious, quirky, genuinely caring, clueless and just plain entertaining!

I found a plot, that while a novella told me what I needed to know! Filled with some danger, some humor, some brotherly love and great dialogue, The Goddess Hunt by author Aimee Carter looks to be a lighter paranormal series with some great ideas, characters and just enough
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Samantha
Sep 23, 2015 Samantha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebooks
Na het lezen van de godinnentest, wat niet echt helemaal mijn ding was, besloot ik toch deel 1,5 maar gelijk een kans te geven, in de hoop dat dit er voor zou zorgen dat ik zin kreeg in het lezen van deel 2. Maar nee, misschien verminderde dit de zin juist wel.

In deel 1,5 lees je over het moment waarop Kate het huis van Henry verlaat en voor 6 maanden de wijde wereld in trekt. Ze gaat samen met James naar Griekenland voor een zon, zee, strand vakantie, althans dat dacht ze. Daar aangekomen ontde
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Jamie
**Warning: Spoilers ahead if you have not yet read The Goddess Test!**


This takes place immediately after the events in The Goddess Test (book 1). Kate and James are off to Greece to begin Kate's six month sabbatical from Henry. Them going together sort of bother's me a bit with James' known interest in her. And she JUST got married to Henry! Why couldn't it have been Ava that went with her or something?

Anyways my initial thoughts were Greece is a great choice place. it would give her the opport
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Emily (Book Jems)
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4/5 Stars!

I liked reading from Henry's point-of-view. I wish there was a book all about him. He brings a different perspective to the goings-on within the books. I hope that Ms. Carter brings more of his thoughts into the next book. His ideas and thoughts about everything that was happening were very interesting to read. I enjoyed it.

And while I enjoyed this, Kate still gives me trouble. Kate is a fiesty, interesting girl, but she's not my favorite heroine. Her mat
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Rachael
I really love this series, but I feel like I'm starting to see the holes in Aimee Carter's "debut writing". I just don't see the progression of her writing. I feel as if there is a depth that is lacking that should be starting to emerge.

The character's motives seem to change a lot between the books. I think that the first two books (The Goddess Test and this one), you can seem who Henry is as a character, but in Goddess Interrupted, it is completely different. I'm not sure why so much change is
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Nemo (Young Adult At Heart)
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When Kate elects to spend her first six months away from her new husband henry travelling Greece with James, she runs across two rogue demi-gods, Castor and Pollux, and elects to help them escape capture after a thousand ears on the run.

The Goddess Hunt is not aptly named – it’s not about anyone hunting Kate, but about the hunt for the two demi-gods, twin brothers Castor and Pollux. According the legend, one of them is immortal and one mortal, an
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Kal-El (the BookGeekBeauty)
Since it's a novella (aka short and sweet) I'm going to try and make this review the same.

I feel like we got spoiled with The Goddess Hunt. It is told from alternating points of views, Henry's and Kate's, and it was lovely.Along the way we see how Henry feels about Kate and we learn about Kate's insecurities in regard to her future with Henry. I just loved hearing from Henry because I love him as a character and he masks his emotions so much, that seeing into his head was really neat. I really h
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Omgg Me encanto! Es cortito y se lee muy rapido es algo fresco que entretiene y la verdad hace enamorarte mas de los personajes. Si leiste el primer libro, estas en la mitologia griega y quieres leer algo rapido es el perfecto

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Omggg Hades dios muero con el es tan asjksjsjkhdg. Kate es muy noble la verdad es que es buena chica y eso me gusta mucha fiel a sus ideales y fuerte i like that. James es un amor tambien pero Hades is my Bae
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Roos
Mar 17, 2016 Roos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leuk maar niet bijzonder. Het voegt weinig toe. Wel komt de verhouding tussen de goden ietsjes naar voren maar daar houdt t wel bij op.
Jilly
Sep 05, 2014 Jilly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novella, fantasy
meh... sometimes I'm not sure if these "half" books are worth the read. Sometimes they give information that comes up in the later books and you feel like you are missing something if you haven't read it, other times, they are just fluff in between. In this case, I think this novella didn't add anything crucial to the story. Since I have already read the next book, and there were no references to this story at all, I don't think it is necessary to read. But, if you just like the story of Castor ...more
Katie
Feb 29, 2016 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
see full review @ Katie's Corner

Do you remember last 2 week’s Friday issue? Yup, I’m continuing with Aimee Carter’s Goddess Test series. And actually I’m putting it in mini review section, as it is a really small novella. I doubted if I should write the review, but I thought it would be good, so here it is.

The book is a small adventure of Kate’s and James’s while she went on her trip to Greece, yes, the book starts nearly right after the events in Goddess Test, so if you haven’t read the book ye
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Sharissa
Jul 16, 2012 Sharissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a short story between The Goddess Test and The Goddess Interupted. If you have a change to read this one, I highly recommened it! In The Goddess Hunt you get to read from Henry's point of view and I really liked that! He brings a different perspective to the goings-on within the book. Now you just get to know him more, his feelings and thought about everything. I still like Kate, she's a fiercy girl. I love how she stand up for everything she believes and doesn't let power stand in the w ...more
Winnie
Mar 04, 2012 Winnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Goddess hunt was a quick and fun read. The only problem is that it was too short. This story was written from Henry’s and Kate’s POV and I loved Henry’s POV better than Kate’s. I got to see inside Henry’s head and heart and how much he cares and loves Kate and how he values their marriage. Henry would pretty much do anything for Kate even go against Walter (Zeus) for his new wife. Kate on the other hand is clueless as usual, believing James to be her friend, why James is using Kate to tormen ...more
Aparajitabasu
A short novella that happens between the Goddess Test and the recently released Goddess Interrupted. Presenting Goddess Test #1.5 The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter .

Here is the summary of the book:

A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades' wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt th
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Shaheen
Jul 23, 2012 Shaheen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequinteen
A cute novella giving us a glimpse into how Kate spent her summer away from Henry and the Underworld and showing us another side to the goody-two-shoes Gods and Goddesses we saw in The Goddess Test. Kate still has a lot to learn, but I think she gets a good taste of what her life will be like as Queen as the Underworld in this story.

Although the shortness of this story minimised my exposure to Kate, I still found her a little annoying. This is a girl who has been thrust into the world of Greek m
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Kristen
You can see this review and others on my blog at http://awriterswife-bcray.blogspot.co...

I think anyone who is reading this series should definitely read this before they read Goddess Interrupted. I'm not sure if it is going to play a part in the next book or not, but the fact that she pissed off Walter (Zeus) seems like it is going to be important.

It also strengthens where she stands. Where she stands with Henry and where she stands on her feelings about the Gods in general. I liked this becaus
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Sophia
Jun 25, 2012 Sophia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good. Nice filler. Not much else to say. Hades/Henry is super tortured like Edward from Twilight. But this guy almost has a good reason. I mean, his first eternal wife left him, then died. He's afraid of screwing this marriage up too. And his job is a little heartless, which really hurts Kate, especially because she keeps becoming friends with all of his captives/fugitives/prisoners/other dead people. Hard to live with. All I'm hoping is that Kate doesn't lose her spirit, wisdom, will, mo ...more
Nina
Mar 25, 2012 Nina rated it really liked it
I have to admit, I usually don't like novellas. They often feel rushed and unnecessary to the main story, and I just end up wanting more. The Goddess Hunt was different. It is only 70 pages long, but it actually felt like a fully developed novel to me. It starts off where The Goddess Test left off, with Kate and James about to spend six months in Greece. Of course James has a hidden agenda, and gets both of them mixed up in trouble from the very start.

I never really liked James in The Goddess T
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Dionne
Honestly I only downloaded this book because it was free on Amazon, and it was recommended to me as one of those "you liked Percy Jackson and the Olympians series so try this one out" I sometime shy away from those kind of recommendations but I am so glad I didn't in this case. We join Kate, who has just become queen of the underworld after marrying Henry (Hades), as she is on her first six month vacation from her duties as queen. There is no word on Persephone in this one and I assume that is c ...more
Valerie
Mar 27, 2012 Valerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
Spoilers if you haven't read The Goddess Test.

My Summary:
Having passed the tests and won immortality, Kate is free for the summer. Not really wanting to leave her new husband, Henry, but forced by her mother to remember she is still a teen finding her way, Kate heads to Greece with James. What should be a pleasant summer trip is far from it when James decides to visit some very old friends. Too bad they don't want to be found especially by the likes of the Gods. Drawn into the struggle of Lux an
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Julie-anne
Another 3.5 (seriously, why are there no half stars?)

Annoyingly for us UKers, this novella (set between books 1 and 2) actually came out AFTER book 2. I think it would've been good to read the stories in the order Carter planned.

Kate is on her 1st 6-month break from Henry and she wants nothing more than for summer to be over so she can get back to Henry (and officially become the Queen of the Underworld) and James is determined to make her summer with him unforgettable. They're in Greece and Jam
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Kathy Martin
Mar 10, 2012 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novella tells about Kate's six-month sabbatical. After passing the tests and becoming immortal in The Goddess Test, she marries Henry who is Hades the god of the Underworld. But she must spend six months away from him on Earth. She travels with James (Hermes) to Greece. James is her good friend but Henry's rival both for his position as god of the Underworld and for Kate's love.

While in Greece, James engineers a meeting with Castor and Pollux. They have been on the run from both Walter (Zeu
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Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She is the author of several series, including The Goddess Test series, The Blackcoat Rebellion series, and the Simon Thorn series.

QUEEN (#3 of The Blackcoat Rebellion) will be released on November 24th, 2015.

SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF'S DEN (#1 of the Simon Thorn series, Bloomsbury) will be released February 2, 2016.
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Other Books in the Series

Goddess Test (3 books)
  • The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
  • Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
  • The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)

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“You know that Kate called Walter a heartless bastard?"

"And an asshole. I am quite proud.”
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“Henry vio como desaparecían entre los árboles, y tan pronto como ya no pudo ver su pelo oscuro, cerró los ojos. Estos seis meses eran de ella para hacer lo que ella quisiera; no tenía ni voz ni voto sobre ellos, y tenía que respetarlo que sin importa lo mucho que le doliera verla marcharse con James.
En menos de medio año, volvería a ser suya, y se aseguraría de recordarle por qué se había casado con él en primer lugar. Hasta entonces, la espina que James había clavado en su corazón sólo podía hacerlo más profundamente, pero como había hecho durante los últimos miles de años, tendría que soportarlo.
Por Kate. Por sus vidas juntos. Y porque no tenía otra opción.
-Henry-”
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