YA Review: The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Legacy
Series: Goddess Test  #2.5
Author: Aimee Carter
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Pub Date: July 31, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Format: netgalley
Pages: 395
Purchase:  Amazon / Barnes and Noble


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 consistency 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 new hope...

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.


I love The Goddess Legacy because you are able to get to know the characters on a level that is more intimate. You actually see things from their POV. Now with some characters this different really make a difference for me, like Hera. Even though
I have never been a fan of Hera, it doesn’t matter how many telling’s and retellings I’ve read but I definitely found this one to be unique. I can’t get past her personality which I think is the most difficult part for me, to really connect with her character. I wish I could but I just couldn’t but I found myself slightly sympathetic after reading her story. Only slightly though. She still is who she is.

I loved Aphrodite’s story, it completely swept me up and I found myself enthralled. I couldn’t get enough of it. The books graze across her relationships with the brothers but it was an opportunity to see a different side of the boys as well as Aphrodite herself. I think there is something endearing about her character and I think it’s the fact that she embraces who she is, rather than fight. Not to say that I agree with her actions but I think our harshest critics are ourselves and she has amazing confidence.

Persephone is a character that I find myself not liking and liking at the same time. Her story was so interesting to me though. It was nice to see her side of things and it was probably one of my favorites.

Hades I was kind of torn on. I didn’t want to imagine his life being anything besides being with Kate. Especially any time Hera entered the picture. I still had this feeling of wanting to claw her eyes out. It was nice to see where he came from though.

Hermes story was the one that surprised me the most because his was the only one that actually changed my opinion of him a little bit. Not just his story but his role in other stories. I actually found myself liking Hermes a whole lot more than I did in the first two books.
The best thing about The Goddess Legacy is how all the characters stories intertwined with one another. You were never just getting one characters story. You were getting bits and pieces of everyone and by the end you had a whole picture of the characters before Kate meets them. I really enjoyed it and I’m so glad that Aimee Carter decided to write it. What a wonderful addition to the series. I would definitely recommend it if you like the series as much as I do.