It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.
A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades' wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn....
Kate Winters has won immortality.
But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she'll have to fight for it.
Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.
As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.
Henry's first wife, Persephone.
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée 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.
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.
My first review of The Goddess Test, Goddess, Interrupted, The Goddess Legacy, The Goddess Inheritance
I don't know why I read this series again at this time, I just felt like reading it. I don't think I'd ever read the whole series together, though, so it was really great to do so! It all just came together so well, and I loved being able to spend this time with the characters again!
Watching Kate go on this journey again, yeah, was so great! I loved her relationship with Henry, and with Ava, with her mother. She's build some tough skin with her mom dying, and she needs it what with facing Calliope and Cronus!
I almost felt bad for Calliope. She had to deal with Walter and his cheating. And that moment when she tried to mess with Ava's emotions, yeah. Not cool! And the kicker was that Ava was going to agree with her, and if Calliope had just been a little more patient, things would've gone her way. I wonder what the world would've looked like then?
Walter really was an asshole. He was a cheater, he was power-hungry, and he thought he ruled his family. I'm glad that I'm not related to him, because yeah, he's pretty awful to everybody, including his family!
This series was so freaking great, and I enjoyed reading it so much!
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3
First Read: May 12th, 2011, December 25th, 2012, January 28th, 2012, May 27th, 2012, November 28th, 2012
Read: May 5th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 2018
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're 2018 Retelling Reading Challenge Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books! And The Goddess Inheritance is a End of Series 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 19th 2011, March 1st 2012, March 27th 2012, July 31st 2012, February 26th 2013
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