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{March 25, 2012}   {Review} The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter (Goddess Test #1.5)

From Goodreads: A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld…until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades’ wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn…


As both The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted deal solely with Kate’s life during her six months of winter with Henry in the Underworld, I was extremely happy to find that Carter wrote this novella divulging some of the experiences Kate had during her summer months as well.  This was especially helpful as Goddess Interrupted does allude to Kate’s trip to Greece, but not to the point where one must read this novella to understand what is happening in the central novels of this fabulous series.  Honestly, readers could skip this novella entirely as it isn’t pertinent to the main story, but why would they want to? 

Carter has, once again, taken readers into the world of Greek mythology, expounding upon ancient myth and legend in order to bring the story alive.  What I really enjoyed about this story is that, even though Henry isn’t in it as much as I’d like it to be, the reader really gets a sense for the loving relationship that Kate and Henry have.  It shows just how far Henry will go to please Kate, which is helpful to know, especially going into Goddess Interrupted, because things are a little strained in the second novel.  Truth be told, I read Goddess Interrupted before The Goddess Hunt, but I wish I had done it the other way around because I think it would have saved me a little bit of heartache as I read.  I don’t know if it’ll help all readers out there to read the novella first, but from personal experience, I suggest you do.  Four stars.

I bought this novella from Amazon Kindle.  Stay tuned for my review of Goddess Interrupted, which I’ll be releasing tomorrow.


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