Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guys, I am beyond thrilled to be taking part in The Goddess Inheritance Tour hosted by Kismet Book Touring.  The Goddess Inheritance is the final book in a series I've loved since page one, through all of Kate's ups and downs, and I can't wait to share with you why I think The Goddess Test series is divine.  But first, a little about this final installment in Aimée Carter's mythology-themed saga:

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Title:  The Goddess Inheritance
Author:  Aimée Carter
Series:  final book in The Goddess Test series
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Publication Date:  February 26, 2013
Purchase:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

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.

Above all else, my favorite aspect of this series is the mythology, which is kind of funny, considering I would have done anything to get out of reading Edith Hamilton's Mythology when I was in school.  But Aimée Carter has done something that my teachers only dreamed of doing:  she made mythology fun.  And while I did enjoy mythology on the whole as a youth, I would have enjoyed it so much more if it had been presented in the way that it is in this series.  Not that I think these books are a substitute for what is taught in school, but  kids might be more interested in the subject matter if they could see that mythology doesn't have to be boring and stodgy, the way it was taught to me.

Another reason I can't get enough of this series?  Despite the fact that Kate is put through the gauntlet time and again, you still kind of want to be her.  She's just finding herself when we meet her in the first book, but what girl wouldn't want to be a goddess?  Granted, that crazy immortal family is part of the package, but they just make life interesting.  The romance and the friendships more than make up for those insane in-laws, though.  Kate and Henry's love has been tested, but it is true, and I love how it was portrayed in these books.  It's emotionally trying, but it's also depicted as two people, facing their own fears to be with one another, and I can't get enough of it!

I'm going to miss all of these characters so very much, but I'm excited to see what Aimee Carter has in store for us next.  And on that note, I'll leave you with some of my favorite quotes from the series:

“I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”

“But if this works--if I pass, I need to know that when you look at me, you're going to see me, not just her replacement. That there is more in this future for me than standing in the shadows while you wallow the rest of your existence away.”

“I'm not afraid of you." And to demonstrate that point, I leaned forward and kissed him like he'd kissed me in the drawing room, careful not to spill my drink. My heart pounded in my chest as I waited for him to respond, hoping he wouldn't pull away and declare everything that had happened a mistake.”

“It is supposed to be the truth." He stared at me and my breath caught in my throat. "If I were a better man, I would be able to show you the love and affection you deserve. As I am not, I can only offer you what I'm capable of giving. But I assure you, just because I do not show it, doesn't mean I do not feel it.”

“You can say you love me all you want, but if you only ever act like the opposite's true, then I can't trust your words anymore.”

“Sadness doesn't equal weakness, sweetheart. If anything, it shows the love you have inside of you, and nothing stronger in this world exists.”

About the author:

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at age eleven and later attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in screen arts and cultures. Currently she spends her time continuing with The Goddess Test series and working on new projects. You can tweet her at @aimee_carter or catch updates on her website.

Find Aimée: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

As part of The Goddess Inheritance Tour, you have the chance to win a copy of any one book in The Goddess Test series to one lucky winner. All entries into the daily giveaway count toward the grand prize giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite skinned in the gorgeous and lush The Goddess Inheritance cover art!

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Be sure to check out the rest of the tour:

Monday, January 28th - Harlequin Paranormal Blog
Wednesday, January 30th - Alison Can Read
Friday, February 1st - Mundie Moms

Monday, February 4th - Soul Unsung
Wednesday, February 6th - Starry Eyed Revue
Friday, February 8th - Two Chicks on Books

Monday, February 11th - The Story Queen
Tuesday, February 12th - Simply Infatuated
Wednesday, February 13th - Me, My Shelf and I
Friday, February 15th - IB Blogging

Thanks so much to Harlequin Teen, Aimée Carter & Kismet Book Touring for allowing me to be a part of this tour!


  1. I do like Carter's take on mythology, though I didn't love book two. I'm so glad the series ended well for you. Great review!

  2. I love how Aimee Carter sort of revamped a lot of the Greek gods and goddesses and explored their personalities in her own way. :)

  3. I love this series, The Goddess Legacy (#2.5 ) was one of the best books I've ever read. So, so, good. I can't wait to dig into The Goddess Inheritance even though from reviews Kate is quite er....annoying in it.

  4. I absolutely love retellings of the myth of Hades and Persephone and Aimee Carter does a great job of making the gods and goddesses unique!

  5. Love the Greek mythology and the romance

  6. Man I really need to read this series! I have the first book somewhere.

  7. The rafflecopter won't open the 'which book would you choose?' :( Help!

  8. Those teasers are pretty intriguing. I know you love this series so much, so I'm kicking myself that I haven't read it yet! How awesome that you're letting people choose which book to win, too--helps for people like me who need to start from the beginning. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  9. Really awesome giveaway. I've always wanted to start this series. Oh, great post as well :)

  10. I have got to read this series. I adore mythology and I know I would love that aspect about it. I am glad to see that the series concluded well for you. Loved all the quotes you shared, Jen!

  11. Waht makes it divine is the characters! They are well developped and they are Gods and Goddesses! It's also the moment between henry and Kate and the whole Mythology part!

  12. I think the most divine part is Kate and Henry's relationship. It's so up and down but you can tell that there is no one in the world they want more than each other.

  13. Henry is pretty divine himself :P

  14. The most divine part is the Gods and Goddesses and Kate and Henry's relationship

  15. I think it's hot that she will become Hades' bride if she passes. I really love the concept of this book and am going to add it to my TBR list.

  16. I never read this series but it sounds like awesome books

  17. My divine moment is when Henry and Kate realized that they have feeling for each other.

  18. I havent read the series, yet.. i have The Goddess Hunt but cant read it til i read the 1st. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  19. Honestly, I have not read it yet, so I don't know!

  20. I haven't read any of the books yet, but they sound devine.

  21. I love how Aimee Carter sort of revamped a lot of the Greek gods and goddesses and explored their personalities in her own way. :)

  22. Haven't yet read series! But would love to. Great post (:

  23. I love the new take on old myths and characters. It's made all of the books very interesting reads and I can't wait for the next one!

  24. They all sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  25. I love this series! Can't wait to read The Goddess Inheritance. I am dying to know what is going to happen with Henry and Kate.
    The most divine part of the series is the developments in Kate and Henry's relationship! Thank you for this tour and a chance at the giveaway!


  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the romance mixed with Greek Myths and Henry and Kate or course!
    -Cali W.

  27. I think the whole premise of the series is divine! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  28. I haven't read it yet but love books involving Greek Mythology and love the gorgeous covers! Thanks!

  29. Reading about the Greek Gods is divine

  30. I love that Aimee Carter wasn't afraid to deviate from the classical mythology when she saw fit. It definitely follows it pretty good, and the characters have such personalities and are flawed (like in the myths), but if she had followed the mythology too closely it would've been boring. I love how it's a great mix of the myths and a new story.

  31. I think the most divine thing about the Goddess Series is how amazingly Aimee Carter ties all the gods' and goddess' stories together to flow together

  32. I just really love Henry and Kate! The Mythology, the romance, everything! I think its all very divine!

  33. All of it, honestly. But I really like the take on the mythology in the series. I like the tension and the stress and the fight. I like that Henry and Kate didn't just love each other from the moment they laid eyes on each other. I like that they get to know one another and it takes time, and ups and down. Just a great series, through and through.

  34. I loved how Kate had her insecurities and wasn't perfect in both of the Goddess Test books and hopefully will be the same on the third.


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