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Review: The Goddess Legacy (Aimee Carter)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 304
Publisher: July 31, 2012 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9780373210756
Source: e-galley from NetGalley
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The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test, #2.5)For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime 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....

I loved this book! It was a great anthology that gave a lot of insight into the characters from the other books in the series. When I read the first two books I always felt like there was a lot of backstory that I just didn’t know. I am so glad the author decided to finally give us those stories.

If you haven’t read the other books, don’t worry. You can read this anthology and it won’t spoil anything. In fact, you might have a better understanding of the characters’ motivations from the other books if you do read the short stories/novellas first. For instance, reading the stories really makes me dislike Zeus. What a pig. I actually felt sorry for Hera (for a hot minute). I think my favorite story of them all was James’ story. I never felt like I understood him in the books, but now I have a whole new insight into his being. I actually felt compassion for him and complete sympathy for what made him the character he became. The same goes for Henry. (I love him!) What a sad, sad story. But most importantly, you get inside Hera’s head. I felt sorry for her at first, but as the stories continued, I really began to see what a warped and twisted character she was. What she became really makes sense in relation to the series. Now I fully understand her level of evil and how low she can sink to get what she wants.

This is a must read. You’ll love it, even if you don’t like the series. If you enjoy mythology, you’ll also love the twists on the classic tales that are written on these pages. Read it. Now.

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  1. I love mythology and books based on them, so this series sound like something I'd really enjoy. Glad you posted this review, thanks!

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