Review: The Goddess Legacy (The Goddess Test #2.5) by Aimee Carter

on Aug 10, 2013
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the Gods and Goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimee 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' solitary existence had grown to wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winter gave him new hope....

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

Genre: Young Adult / Mythology / Romance

3 out of 5 Stars

Review: While I enjoyed several of these novellas, over all this was a disappointment. I think the biggest problem with this series is that it really should have been written for adults. The material is very mature and when the author tries to tone down the inappropriate behavior for young adults every character ends up reading like a fifteen-year-old. Even Walter (Zeus).

The Goddess Queen: This was an interesting look into Calliope's character and the reader is lead to feel a lot of sympathy for her situation. However the choices she made were wrong and the novella almost reads like the author is trying to 'talk' you out of thinking of Calliope as a villain.

The Lovestruck Goddess: This novella was just...bad. I guess it succeeded in sticking to the myths (something many reviews criticize this series for). But it just felt weird for the whole novella to be about Ava cheating on her husband and how that is somehow okay because she tells him when shes cheating? I found that creepy and ugghh...not right. A serious 'what the heck?' moment ensued. Also, Ava reads like a spoiled teenager which gets rather annoying.

Goddess of the Underworld: If you didn't already despise Persephone, you will after reading this novella. This novella was incredibly despressing. I mean, I know the myth of Persephone isn't all that happy but honestly you couldn't have perked it up a bit for the kiddies? I also still don't really understand why Persephone didn't like Hades/Henry in Carter's version. In this novella she had a very charmed life with him and he practically worshiped the ground she walked on. The seemingly only reason given is that he disgusts her I said it didn't make much sense at all.

God of Thieves: While this wasn't neccesarily a bad novella, it was well written but seemed rather pointless. I don't see what this adds to the over all story, other than the bits of history between Henry and James.

God of Darkness: This novella wasn't too bad. It explained Henry's reasoning behind not wanting to get to know Kate at first. But other than that it was just sort of depressing and at times strange, the way

Overall this was decent, but don't worry about missing it. You can fully comprehend the third book without feeling as though you missed something.

~ Important Links ~
Read my review of book #1
Read my review of book #2
Read my review of book #3
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About the Reviewer: M. A. Bronson is a bookworm, book reviewer, and aspiring author. Since 2012, she has been reviewing indie and traditionally published books at She spends her time reading, drinking tea, writing, and getting excited for the new Hobbit movie. M lives in Upstate New York and works at a library, happily surrounded by thousands of stories. Connect with her on twitter and instagram @theprincessmab


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