by Aimee Carter
Published July 31st 2012 by Harlequin Teen
For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée 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#151;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.
This was almost more like a novella- or “extra book” to a series. It is not essential to reading the Goddess Test series, but if you were totally hooked after the first couple books and were craving more- this book is perfect.
Basically Ms. Carter goes thorough each of the main characters and gives you more background into their story, what makes them tick. She basically explains to readers the back story that was eluded to though out the first two novels that we were left to infer about, until this book.
There is mention of sex in a few of the stories, not romance novel graphic, but not just mentioned either. I am not sure there would be a way to write about Greek gods and goddesses without mentioning sex.
I highly recommend this book if you have read the previous books. It is super interesting and adds a lot to the series thus far. I would recommend you read this book after the second in the series so that you don’t ruin any of the plot twists in the main series by reading this first.
I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy and also to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.