Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Review: The Goddess Legacy - Aimee Carter

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 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#151;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….

4/5 stars (really liked it)
The first story was about Hera/Calliope and how she came to be married to Zeus and her feelings for Hades.  You understand her a little more and know why she is the way she is.  I love hearing a story from her point of view.
The second story was about Aphrodite/Ava and follows right after Hera's story.  It is about how she is torn between two brothers, Ares and Hephaestus and also how Zeus is making them all marry.  So Aphrodite has not choice in who she can marry even if she does not love him.
The third story was about Persephone and it begins with her marriage to Hades.  Poor Hades, it really does make you understand why he has such a wall around himself after the way Persephone treated him.  You also feel bad for her because she was forced to marry him and move to the Underworld.  You find out how she ends up with Adonis.
The fourth story was about Hermes/James.  He is sent on a mission for Zeus and in the process meets some mortals.  It seems mortals have kind of forgotten about the Greek Gods.  He must find a way for all the Greek Gods to survive and not Fade.
The Last story is about Hades/Henry.  It shows us how lonely he was and how all the girls before Kate came about.  Also we see how he felt about Kate when he met her.

I loved seeing a different side to all these Gods/Goddesses.  Also how the stories follow one another chronologically.  I would love to learn more about Hades and the time spent with Kate while she was taking the tests. 

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