The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter: Book Review

goddess inheritanceTitle: The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3)

Author: Aimee Carter

Started Date:  March 17, 2013

Finished Date: March 17, 2013

Rating: 3/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“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 THOUGHTS.

 

A good conclusion to the series. Though I did not enjoy much reading it, I can still say that it has a good ending, a happy one. However, I have some issues with the characters.

I did not like the attitude of Kate, she’s obnoxious and self-centered. She kept on saying that everything happens because of her. She insisted that everything is her fault. Yeah, right. I can’t stop my eyes from rolling. Ugh. Here are some examples: <spoiler>When Cronus declared war and killed many people in Athens, she said that was her fault. When Ava died, it was her fault again.</spoiler>. Ok, if you haven’t read this book yet, i hope you did not click the spoiler alert! Haha! But I can’t promise to write this whole review without some spoilers, please bear with me, I just can’t help it.

Henry, on the other hand, is still hot as ever, haha. However, it seems that he’s so weak, in spite of the fact that he’s the god of the underworld. I mean, he almost died, again. Ugh. I hope that’s not a major spoiler, because that also happened in the second book.

Ava, another major character here, is as annoying as ever. I understand why Kate couldn’t forgive her. And she feels sorry for the things she has done, oh well, she can just shut up.

Calliope, she’s a good villain, but too pathetic, I couldn’t get the fact the she’s angry because no one loves her. I think I do not understand her at all.

Anyway, it’s still a good book, I just the hope characters are lovable. 😉

 

xoxo,

 

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Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs: A Book Review

SWEET VENOMTitle: Sweet Venom

Author: Tera Lynn Childs

Started Date: November 30, 2012

Finished Date: November 30, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they’re triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I LOVE IT! A VERY CREATIVE TWIST OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY! AND DEFINITELY FUNNY!!! ALSO AN ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE BOOK!!!

Who would have thought to create a twist in the story of Medusa? But we all know that she is a very interesting character, right? What I only know about her is she’s a beautiful maiden turned to a snake-haired monster that makes men turned to stone whenever they look in her eyes. She’s scary right? And this book is about her three teenage descendants. I really liked how the book started, with a kick-ass heroine who kills monster, Gretchen. Then come Grace, who also looks like her, but new to town and also new to the fact that she has a sister and she has special abilities like Gretchen. The third girl is Greer, a sophisticated and rich girl, but also didn’t know her origin. So they were shocked to know that they were triplets and very much identical. I really like how the book define the three girls, I really felt how different they are with each other. I will not spoil much the details, just a brief description of their different qualities. 🙂

This book is really cool! There are so many monsters they’ve encountered, I can’t actually enumerate all of them! But I’m a bit familiar with them because I read all YA books with Greek mythology. The romance part is cute, and very little. But it’s ok, since the adventure is so much fun! Of course there are cute boys for each of them! I’m definitely looking forward for the next book because there are so many questions left unanswered and mysteries that have not been revealed yet.

Two-thumbs up for this book, I definitely recommend it to all the lovers of Greek mythology! 🙂

 

 

xoxo,

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan: A book review

Title: The Mark of Athena

Author: Rick Riordan

Started Date: October 2, 2012

Finished Date: October 6, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

WOW! A huge applause for Rick Riordan for another great book and a job well done! And another book from him that will definitely fall in my favorites shelf which is kind of too predictable because ALL of his books are indeed in my favorites shelf. I love love love this book! Full of awesomeness!! Action-packed adventure and one hell of a ride!

I was too excited with this book that I actually bought it on it’s first day of release last Tuesday, October 2. I love the amazing cover and the smell of the book while I’m flipping the pages. LOL! The characters are on full blast, all seven of them, Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Frank, Hazel and Leo. (I will not go through much of the details because I might spoil some.) They are all funny, I remember laughing so hard I felt like I’m going crazy because I’m all alone in my room reading. LOL! My most favorite character here is Leo, I think he’s so amazing here and he really played a huge part in the quest next to Annabeth. (Team Leo for the win!) I like his story with Hazel and it really surprised me, and I find it too “cute” to handle. LOL! I guess I now know why he’s the seventh wheel, but I’ll keep it to myself for the mean time. As for Annabeth, I expected that there will be a lot from her based on the cover and the title. But I didn’t know it was that big! Gee, I will not say anything, go figure it out! 😉

Anyway, I’m happy that there are a lot of exciting events with the series, so many surprises in every chapter, and also so many things to look forward to. I like the fact that Riordan put a little romance in it. I love the three love teams, Percy and Annabeth deserve to be with each other. Jason and Piper are good together (Piper should never doubt Jason’s affection to her, she’s a daughter of Aphrodite, she should be confident with love.) And the extraordinary love triangle – Leo, Frank and Hazel for the win!!!

I LOVE THIS SERIES! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT, THE HOUSE OF HADES! 😉

 
 
 
xoxo,
 

Everneath by Brodi Ashton: A book review

Title: Everneath

Author: Brodi Ashton

Started Date: September 19, 2012

Finished Date: September 24, 2012

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

“Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned–to her old life, her family, her boyfriend–before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance–and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.”

MY THOUGHTS.

This book is amazing, and really unique for me. I like the idea of Everneath, Everliving, Feed and Tunnels. I thought this is another version of Hades and Persephone because of the idea of six months and Everneath. But then, I learned it’s a version of the tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Yeah, it’s really that tragic, even this book. I would have given this book 5 stars, if only it would have been happier. Not only the ending was sad, but the whole book itself. It actually pained my heart and broke it into pieces. I love Jack Caputo, he’s definitely the perfect boyfriend. A guy who fell in love with Nikki since she was young, a guy who fell apart when she left him, a guy who only wants one girl and she’s the only one who couldn’t see it. If only she trusted her, things could have been different. But no, she became the immature girlfriend any guy can have. Anyway, I don’t hate her that much, because she also suffered a lot. But Jack doesn’t deserve what happened to him. While for Cole, the immortal who enticed her to the Everneath, I don’t like him and I don’t trust him either. I can’t understand him, and I think I will never ever do so. He should just go back to where he belongs. I’m sorry for my emotions towards this book, I’m sure you will understand me if you’ve also read it. Now, I need to calm down and think of happy thoughts! 😉

So there will be two more books, and I have to hope for a happy ending. And I’m eagerly hoping…

*******
This is my favorite part from the book, because this is the part where I cried, literally cried…:
“I remember the way your hand could cover my entire shoulder. The way your lower lip stuck out when you were working out a problem in your head. And how you flick your ring finger with your thumb when you get impatient. And when something surprises you and you don’t know what to say, you get a tiny wrinkle in between your eyebrows.It showed on the day the coach told you you’d made first-string quarterback. And it’s showing now.”
*******

Because you know, not everybody remembers, especially the slightest details.

xoxo
 
 
 

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter: A book review

Title: The Goddess Test

Author: Aimee Carter

Started Date: May 22, 2012

Finished Date: May 25, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

“EVERY GIRL WHO HAS TAKEN THE TEST HAS DIED.

NOW IT’S KATE’S TURN. 

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 that 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 suceeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.”

 

I love it! I love it! And I love it!
Wow, I didn’t expect that! I’ve read mixed reviews about this book, that’s why I did not set my expectations high. I bought this from the book depository, so happy it arrived early and I picked this first among my towering TBR paperbacks at home. I really love Greek mythology, especially Hades, he’s my favorite character. And the author has described him the way I wanted him to be! (You should definitely check that out by yourself *winks*). I admit, it started slow but it was so interesting that I couldn’t even put it down. I just have to, because I have to sleep and go to work in the morning. Anyway, believe it or not, what I like the most about this book are the characters. I had fun reading it because of the different characters, they are sometimes funny and sometimes annoying. Kate is definitely funny and annoying, sometimes she really knows how to joke and deliver a punch line, but I also couldn’t get the reason why she doesn’t like dresses. lol. And Hades, the god of the underworld, he is definitely hot and gorgeous here. I hate the fact that he’s sad and he loves Persephone so much, while I’m left pitying Kate. Before I spoil so much, I must say that the latter part of the book is the most amazing. Questions and secrets are revealed, and I really like the twist that has happened. I also like how the author mixed up the Greek mythology, it’s unique and very creative. And of course, the romance is something that I wanted to happen, and it really lived up my expectations. I felt like reading historical romance books with a mythology flavor.

I will definitely read the next book! 😉

My favorite quotes:
“I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”-Henry/Hades, page 221

“And I also know that the way I feel about you isn’t going to change just because the seasons do.” -Kate, page 287.

 

 

xoxo