Friday, 10 August 2012

The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter

Pages - 395
Published by Harlequin Teen in July 2012

In all the years I'd existed, I'd never expected to be free. I was the daughter of Titans, and as such, I'd always accepted it as fact that they would rule. They were without question the most powerful beings in the universe after all.
They controlled everything and everyone. They were our makers. 
They were our gods. 
But after ten years of rebellion and war in an effort to protect humanity from our father's twisted games, we were the gods now. 
Goodreads Summary

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....
Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.
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This book is fantastic! It is like the guide to the Gods of the Goddess series. If you ever wondered why certain characters acted in the way they did within these books then now you will know why. Did you ever wonder why Henry was so distant to Kate or why Calliope was just so evil? Well read these novellas and you will know. 
This book really brought all the Gods alive to me, their motivations and feelings cemented them into well developed characters as they each had their time to stand in the spotlight and shine. I felt like I understood them all when I came away from reading the book.
The book is broken up into five novellas and was surprisingly longer than I expected. I think I may have just read the word 'novella' and my mind expected a hundred pages, when this is the size of a normal book. 
Out of the five novellas, my favourite ones were Calliope's and Persephone's stories, which I adored. I actually felt really sorry for Calliope when I reached the end of hers and I never thought I would say that. The way she was treated by Walter was just dismal and you could see why did the things she did. Persephone didn't come across as selfish as she had in Goddess Interrupted; it was very clear that she never felt love for Henry at all and she was pushed into a marriage she really didn't want. 
The only novella I didn't seem to enjoy was the one starring James. I found that one difficult to get into as I couldn't really connect to him as a character. However, I could understand why it had been included and when I read Henry's story it all made sense. 
This book is a must read for all fans of the The Goddess series by Aimee Carter, as it lays the foundations for the books in the past as well as the future within the series. I am so glad I read this book and I can't wait for the next installment. 



2 comments:

  1. I didn't really enjoy the last installment of the Goddess series, but you've convinced me that in reading this I might give them another chance.

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  2. So freaky, I just found another review blog with the same name as yours
    http://serendipity-reviews.com/marcys-30th-birthday-bash-giveaway/

    Oh and about the book, yes I'd like to try it :D

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