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The Goddess Inheritance – Aimee Carter

The Goddess Inheritance
By: Aimee Carter
Goddess Test – Book 3
Available 26 February 2013

If you haven’t read the first book, Goddess Test, be aware that there are spoilers in the description and review. You can check out my review of Goddess Test here.

Description:
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, 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 the 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.

This Blonde’s Review:
I have been eager to know where Aimee Carter was going to take this story from the start. At the same time I’m disappointed it’s over!

We’ve already fallen for Kate in the other books in this series, so with the way the last book ended I know I was impatient to find out what was going to happen to her. What will Kate have to do to protect her child?

I enjoyed watching Kate’s struggle to be accepted by the other Gods. They see her as the youngest, the one with the least experience and the least to offer. The fact that Cronus seems to care for her as much as a Titan can care for anyone leads to them also not trusting her. Kate will do what she has to in order to protect Henry and her child.

On top of that, she has so many other things she has to deal with. She’s dealing with knowing that Calliope wants to take her child and not knowing if the child will live. She doesn’t know if she can save her child and her husband. She finds out who her father is and has to deal with knowing he wasn’t there for her when he could have been. And she has to accept the betrayal of a dear friend. She has a lot of self pity in this book, but she still stands up and does what she can.

This book didn’t give us much information about the war, even though avoiding is was supposed to be a big factor in the book. Really, the book wasn’t about the war or the other Gods. This book was about Kate.

If you enjoyed the other books in this series I know you’ll want to read this one.

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Flawed – Kate Avelynn

Flawed coverFlawed
By Kate Avelynn
Available 22 January 2013

Description:
Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.

Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’ best friend — and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on — for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realizes James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact…

This Blonde’s Review:
Flawed is so easy to get caught up in. We don’t want to see what’s coming, but can’t put the book down because we have to know.

Sarah lives her life on the edges trying to stay under the radar. Her father is a violent drunk so she spends most of her time trying to stay out of his way and not set him off. Her brother is the only bright spot in her life, he’s the one who will do anything to save her. The least she can do is always be there for him. Even if that means staying away from Sam, his best friend and her crush. When Sam starts to show interest in her and Sarah starts to step out of the shadows things start to change. When James goes too far and tries to take her relationship to a new and forbidden level.

When tragedy strikes everything changes. As the men in Sarah’s life race towards confrontations that will change Sarah’s life forever we can only hope there won’t be any more tragedies.

I really liked this book! I got caught up in it and hated having to put it down. I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty but I had to know. We see what is inside a family that is dysfunctional in as many was as can be. This book could be difficult for some since it includes alcoholism, drug abuse, violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and other forms of emotional manipulation. Sarah’s life is a wreck and we can’t help but watch and hope that Sam will help her escape all of it instead of pushing towards more trouble. Sarah is stronger than she realizes and the men in her life will test her beyond what she should ever have to endure.

Sarah’s strength is the best part of this book. If you enjoy watching a character discover how strong she really is then you’ll want to read this story. It might break your heart a bit, but you’ll be glad you read it.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Book Review, Young Adult