Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test #2.5) by Aimee Carter

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimé 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.

Book Review:
Alright, Ms. Carter and I have had a bit of a rocky road. It started out with true love with the first book in this series. Then came disappointment with the second book. For some reason, I thought this was the final book in the series. I was surprised to discover that it was a composition of 5 novellas of Gods and Goddesses. Now, let me tell you I am not a big fan of short stories. I will sometimes buy books from my favorite authors in which they compile their short stories. I'm not really sure why, but I tend to lose interest in them straight away. However, Carter has once again won me over with this book. I enjoyed the varied voices and their respective stories. My favorite was probably Hades, followed closely by Hera. Carter has received criticism for her works not accurately reflecting Greek mythology. My opinion is that this is Carter's spin on classic Greek Mythology. She isn't re-writing history, but rather creating her own world. So far, I'm rather enjoying her spin on things. I recommend this story for all readers. Reading the series isn't necessary to enjoy this book, but it does enhance the story.

Favorite Quote:
“In her he saw possibility. In her he saw the future. And when she was ready for it, he would be, too” 

Cover Art Commentary:
Love this cover. I like the contrast of the lush green background with the goddess dressed in silver. 



  1. I was also disappointed in the second book (Kate just complained way too much for my liking), but I loved this one, and especially Hera's story, because her actions make so much more sense now!:)

    Love your blog by the way, gorgeous design and your rating image is adorable! I also love the "Loving on Lola" section thing in your sidebar, I've never seen one just like that:)

    1. I totally agree! Kate got on my nerves in the second book. This one gives me renewed hope for the next book.

      Aw, thanks Nina! Rachel from parajunkee does amazing work, doesn't she?