"The Goddess Legacy"...A Book That Lives Up to the Series Heritage

Title:  The Goddess Legacy
(The Goddess Test 2.5)
Author:  Amiee Carter
Length:  395 pages
Format:  E-galley
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen


For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime e 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.
-Goodreads

This is the side of mythology that they never taught in school.  The stories found within this read would make the steamiest of afternoon soaps look like child's play.  Though this book is marked as 2.5; it would serve as the perfect prequel to book #1 in the series, The Goddess Test.
The reason for this is that the five novellas that comprise this collection form a time-line from the creation of the council to the decision to modernize the Olympians.

Amiee Carter has once again proven herself to be the 'mistress of mythology', managing to breathe new life into tales that are centuries old; while carefully and painstakingly preserving the integrity of each legend.

This series is an engrossing read that is sure to make even the staunchest non-classic reader chomp at the bit for more.  This book can be read as part of the series, but may also stand alone.
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1 comments:

Misha said...

I adore books that put a new spin on mythology and never having heard of this series reading your review makes me curious to pick it up! Gonna add it to my Goodreads and hope it's a new series to fall in love with. :)

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