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. (Goodreads description)
ISBN: 0373210671, pb, 303pp, 2013 Harlequin Teen, YA, fantasy, mythology, romance
So this is the final book in The Goddess Test trilogy so of course, there’s going to be spoilers in the series. In the last book, Kate was captured by the King of Titans and now she’s pregnant and Henry’s child is at risk.
We see a whole lot more of the King of Titans in this one and Hera wavers from thinking she can control him to being absolutely terrified. For as immortal as the gods seem to be, their power dwarfs in comparison to that of a single Titan.
Due to Kate’s kindness towards Cronus in the last book, he’s under this misguided belief that Kate is in love with him. He basically wants to make her Queen of Earth (maybe the universe, I dunno, how far does a Titan’s power span?) He’ll even rear Kate’s child as his own.
Only problem — if she agrees, everyone she loves will die. Yeah, and if they try to fight him, they’ll likely end up dying anyway.
So…. does Kate do the honorable thing and stick by her man? Hell no. And that’s what I hated about this book. Why doesn’t Kate open up to Henry about everything that’s going on? Why does she go off and do her own thing? Why don’t you just talk to your spouse already?!
I don’t get it.
As far as the action goes, you’ve got the big finale with a final battle (of course), all guns drawn, that this trilogy deserves. That’s great. But it’s been several months since I’ve read this and honestly, I can’t remember what happens anymore. It’s not epic like, LOTR or Star Wars or even Twilight or HP.
Out of the three books, definitely not my favorite. What makes it interesting and readable is Cronus. The guy’s a nut job, a certifiable psychopath. And he’s really interesting to read about. I loved the twisted way Carter introduces him in Goddess Interrupted and he’s just so much fun to read. If I pick up this title again, it’ll be to explore his character more.
If you’ve read the first two books and you want to finish the trilogy, by all means, read this book. For me personally, I kind of wish this had been a 2-book series and they’d just defeated Cronus (or locked him up) in the sequel. It would’ve spared me some of the wish-washy decisions Kate makes in book three.