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The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  17,788 Ratings  ·  1,472 Reviews
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, th
Paperback, 303 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2013)
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Emily (Book Jems)
April of 2013?

Okay, so it's been bumped up to February, but still! February of 2013? After that ending? You have to be kidding me.



As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

This review has spoilers from the first two novels in this series. Read at your own risk.

The Goddess Inheritance was one of my most anticipated reads for 2013. I was sure after how much I enjoyed book two, Goddess Interrupted, that it would instantly become one of my favorites. Sadly, all it did was disappoint me.

The Goddess Test ser
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ugh that cliffhanger on book 2 was crazy! I want this book NOW!!!
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Ooooookay. I have a lot of thoughts on this one.
I can't decide between a 1 star or 2 stars, so I'm gonna think through everything and write out a review to organise my feelings about this book :P
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Woah woah woah..EXCUSE ME miss Aimee, but you should have warned me that you were ending your second book with a cliffhanger and that there's a 3rd book BEFORE i went out and read goddess interruppted... I could've held off on the second book but NOOO! You had to let me read it and now make me wait?!! No please dont! What if the world really ends in 2012 or a zombie apocalypse occurs!! Zombies dont read!! If i cant read your book and im a zombie, im going after you first miss aimee!! :'((
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it


Lmaoo. I really need this book. I can't wait another year for it...

Dear Ms. Carter,
How could you leave that big of a hang and just walk away? Leaving us readers, DYING for what is going to happen?!?!?!?!?!

Thank you for the wonderful story you have given us. PLEASE PUBLISH THE BOOK FASTER!!
Sincerely, Your fans.
Jan 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
Oh my god that summary. That summary is so fucking far from accurate I can't even. WARNING: this is going to be long and angry and full of unmarked spoilers.

Oh my god, I thought I was done being angry about this book. Seriously, like once I hit that last stretch and the ending clusterfuck began and it became abundantly clear that not one significant thing was going to change, I just pfft, stopped caring. Like,

The last fuck

I realized that all this time, I'd been waiting for this book to be more. I'd thought C
Chelsie Hinds
May 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
I'm disappointed. I don't even have the will to explain why I've rated this book so low. It just didn't turn out at all like I wanted it too. I think Carter really wanted to focus more on Kate in this book, as opposed to making the entire book about Henry and Kate, which sounds interesting in theory but, at least for Aimee Carter, is not so in practice. Turns out, ironically, that a book primarily about Kate's choices and inward battles is about as interesting and well-written as a 10-year old's ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WTF!!!! How can she end the book with such a cliff-hanger and make us wait half a YEAR for it??? This is torture. Seriously, I would rather be killed by Cronus than suffer this torture.
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-arc
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

BookNook — Young Adult book reviews

In my review of Goddess Interrupted I complained about the lack of action. Well, folks, The Goddess Inheritance totally makes up for that! This book was full of action, twists, turns, love, hate, revenge, heartbreak, and everything else in the world! Aimée Carter rocked my world with this book!

I almost don't know where to begin... I enjoyed the first two books in the Goddess Test series, but I ADORED this one. The Goddess Inheritance is the perfect conclus
If it ain't good I don't read it !
There should state somewhere in the law, that authors can not publish a book until their done the whole series. Cause I mean come on, there they are, these amazing writers who write the epicist books, then finish it with an awesome cliffhanger, and the next books release date is like a year away. ITS PURE TORTURE I TELL YOU TORTURE !!!!!
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it

I need this book now! That cliffhanger at the end of book two was earth-shattering. Ugh, I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

So much occurred in The Goddess Inheritance that I'm still digesting everything, 2 days after reading the book. I'm still a little speechless, but I can say that this book was a wonderful end to a lovely series.

I had one issue with this book, so I'm going to get i
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Hmmmm... I was just not feeling this series after The Goddess Test. I loved the first book but the last two were pretty disappointing. The story took a weird turn ESPECIALLY in this book and everything seemed to be solved a little too easily. Also, I never really understood Greek gods in this series. After just finishing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series where every aspect of the Greek god's role in humanity was described and fleshed out, I felt like The Goddess Test's interpretati
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
See this review and more on The Moonlight Library!

Sadly, after three novels and two novellas, I still do not have a firm grasp on Carter’s concept of immortality.

Immortality, in this world, seems to mean a person who cannot feel pain, does not need to breathe, will only cease to exist if humans stop believing in them, yet can die of blood loss (Theo) or having their skulls bashed in (Aphrodite). Some of them can be returned from the Underworld, and some can not. It depends on the plot. When in t
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Yay! Another trilogy bites the dust in 2013!

The Good
It is relatively short.

The Not-As-Good
I didn't like Kate. She's at best an idiot.
I didn't like Henry. He's boring.
It was painful watching Kate screw up over and over again, and I was kind of hoping by the end that Walter/Zeus would just zap her and put us all out of our misery.
I've wasted enough time on the book as it is, and I just don't have the strength left to go on about all the things that annoyed me.

Whatever. I finished it.
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites-2013
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 i
Nasty Lady MJ
Nov 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who think Disney's Hercules is an accurate portrayal of Greek Mythology
Really 1.5 stars but I'm in a particularly foul mood today so I'm rounding it down rather than up.

To see full review click here.

So, you want to see how Kim Kardashian is going to be as a mother? Well, read The Goddess Inheritance. Actually, Kim will probably be a better mother than Kate she'll at least hire a nanny and won't, you know, abandon her baby to stay with her evil kidnappers throughout most know what, let's talk about the book.

I was not enthralled this piece of shit at all.

Jul 19, 2012 marked it as to-read


2013 april I WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to hear from henrys perspective like on how he sees kate and his sitch whats the kid gonna be like i wonder and i sooooo hope that wasnt forshadowing when he says he would save his family even if it caust him his life!

Jan 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: A nadie que le guste la mitología
Nota general a toda la serie: 1.5

Nota: Spoilers, muchísimos spoirlers de la trilogía entera. Están avisados.

Ahora sí.

Resumen general de la trilogía, así se ahorran el tiempo de leer la sinopsis: protagonista sosa y dócil, de corazón de oro y mente ingenua, que ha vivido la vida que su madre y el Consejo más les gustaba. Tras pasar unas patéticas pruebas se convierte en Reina del Inframundo, en reemplazo de su hermana, y más tarde, en una diosa menor. Se enamora perdidamente de su esposo, que aun
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, arc
I need this book NOW! NOT March 2013.

Goddess Inheritance, the last book in the Goddess Test Series like all the other previous books is an emotional roller costar, but this conclusion rankled! Secrets were spilled, a new beginning is promised and death isn’t far from the Horizon. BUT fOR WHOM?

It was worth the wait! Kate and Henry’s struggles just might have come to an end… although Happily ever after? HUH!
I can give too much away, but lets just say I was beguiled and ended up muttering, “fucki
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Going into the Goddess Inheritance, I had VERY high standards. I absolutely loved Goddess Interrupted, and I feel like my opinion on this book completely differs from that of the second installment.

I was totally emotionless throughout the course of the novel. With all that drama the author put into the story, you'd expect me to be at least somewhat affected. But no. This was my face the entirety of the book:



As a final book, there is so much pressure on the author to create a fantastic conclusion
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
May contain spoilers for the first two books: The Goddess Test and The Goddess Inheritance.

I find Kate to be whiny. She’ll say one thing then do the opposite. I’m not sure if I enjoyed this. Maybe I turned a blind eye (or ear in this case) but I can’t stand her annoying tirades. I do know that crying is a great way to relieve your stress but she cries a lot and I just wished she would do something about it. She is a flawed character and I liked that but I just forgot how terribly whiny she was.
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
A beautiful conclusion to what has officially become one of my favorite series. I was literally devastated by the last pages of Goddess Interrupted, with its cliffhanger that had left me in crisis for days. But all the pain caused by the distance from the third and final book release has been well rewarded. I have not been at all disappointed by "The Goddess Inheritance" which indeed proved to be the best of all three books of the series of Goddess Test.

I loved Kate, although she has always been
Sep 03, 2012 marked it as to-read
I th-th-think....
this cover is *___________________________*


And this cover.


And this.

really good book. did not completely captivate me like the others, however. good conclusion.

previous review:

I. want. it. now.

What the heck - she ends with SUCH. A. FREAKING. CLIFF. HANGER.

This next year will be pure torture.
Oct 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015

¿Nunca han sentido que tienen un peso encima y que quieren quitárselo? Éso, me pasó con éste libro. Gracias cielo por ser el último de esta insufrible trilogía.

La siguiente reseña contiene spoilers del primer y segundo libro, y las pequeñas historias.

Como siempre, al iniciar este libro como los dos anteriores tuve el problema de que no pude parar de leerlo hasta acabarlo.

El trama. Al terminar el segundo libro vemos que Kate -sorpresa, sorpresa- quedó embarazada y Calliope con la ayuda de Ava
Lexi Hoefer
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Will read this book if it is the last thing I do.
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Wished it was over sooner, rolled my eyes too many times and was bored for quite the most of the book. Skimmed through the pages to be honest..
Feb 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Horrendous! Awful! Terrifying! Is it May yet? I ask that because Meg Cabot is releasing the next book in her Abandon series which features her version of Hades/Persephone. Or how about Josephine Angelini's Starcrossed series? Anything is better than this series! My goodness, I enjoyed the first book Goddess Interrupted even though I was underwhelmed and not impressed, I figure that the relationship between Henry and Kate would move forward...but alas!!!

Here is what drove me absolutely bonkers ab
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All of you who loves Myth and Hades
UPDATE: 28/02/13

Oh God. This book is really something. I can't say that it's the best that I've read this year, but I don't even know why I just can't drop this book down and stop reading until I am finished. Seriously, I don't know. Ok..... I finished it like in, 2 days? that's the fastest this year.

This should've been tiring for me. Most of, no, the whole book is about war between the Titans and the Olympians. But maybe it's because of my interest in greek mythology that I seem to be attached
Trisha  (The Tea Reader)
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
I really liked the conclusion to this trilogy, I like how it wasn't just the standard ending where the guy and girl end up together and everything is alright. Kate and Henry no only had to fight to stay together but they also had to fight for their baby, which doesn't happen alot in young adult. I loved how both Henry and Kate were willing to risk everything including their lived to protect their family but neither wants the other to sacrafice.
I liked how you were also never sure if you could
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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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“I see the sunrise now," he said. "Because of you, the days have color. Eternity has meaning once more. You found every broken piece of me and put me back together, even though I hurt you too many times for me to deserve it. You are the glue that holds me together. If I lose you, it will be the end of me. The end of everything good in this world.” 71 likes
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