Thursday, March 15, 2012

Review: The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test #1.5) by Aimee Carter

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  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook 
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Overview

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's 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...

My Thoughts


I really enjoyed The Goddess Test, so when I saw the novella I had to have it. I love that it takes place when she is on her six month leave from the Estate. It goes back and forth between Kate and Henry, and I like to see how they have both changed in the short time they have known each other. Completely in a good way though. I still am not sure what I think about James. He is nice, but he bothers me a little. 


Kate and James happen to come across Castor and Pollux, who none of the gods or goddesses have been able to hunt down in centuries. It's not exactly by mistake though we learn. I liked the little bit we got to know about them. I am really hoping we get to learn more about them. We also get to see a different side of Kate which I totally love. She has such determination and will not back down. I think her strength is incredible and honestly I love the tough chick side of her. She is absolutely hilarious when she is mad too.


I adore Henry even more after reading this novella too. He is very caring and puts Kate's feelings before his, even knowing he is making other council members angry to do it. He really cares about Kate and it's really sweet. He is willing to do what he has to to keep her happy. It's almost a little sad really. I have a lot of respect for him though, and I can't wait to see them back together after her sabbatical. 


This was a great novella to bridge the gap between The Goddess Test and Goddess interrupted, and has me even more excited to dive into Goddess Interrupted now. I can tell Kate is going to grow so much, and I am curious to see how things go. 4 out of 5 stars

17 comments:

  1. I've just started Goddess Interrupted. I sort of wish I had read this, maybe I'll pick it up later. I adore Kate and Henry. I was afraid I wouldn't like reading about them apart. I'm with you on James. I think there's something up with him. Great review!

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    1. You should definitely read it. It's really short, and I really love to see how devoted Henry and Kate are to each other.

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  2. Novella's are great to get a little taste of it in between releases. I have to read book 1 first tough >.<

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    1. I love novella's. I think they are great, especially when it's a series you are in love with and you need just a little taste to keep you from going insane waiting for the next one.

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  3. Have not read this series. I'm putting it on the summer 2012 TBR. I always read like crazy in the summer. Right now I'm just struggling to keep up!

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    1. I know what you mean. I was ahead for a little bit, but I had a reading slump and I am just barely keeping up now. :(

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  4. Thanks for reviewing this beauty! :) I saw it pop up on Amazon a while ago, but since I haven't yet read the Goddess Test, I didn't give it much thought. I am excited for this series, but I had a bad luck with it so far (the signed copy I won at Kathy's blog got lost int he mail ;/). I definitely have to get my hands on it, soon! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    I love novellas, too! I loved the one for Chaos Walking Trilogy the most!

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    1. It's funny about luck with books. I still haven't read Under the Never Sky for the same reason. I won it, and it got lost in the mail, and then I knew I wouldn't have time to read it for a while, so I haven't gotten it. It seems like I am not supposed to read it or something, everything is working against me lol!!

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    2. Hi Evie! Sorry to hear about the lost signed copy - if you'll email me at aimeecarter at gmail dot com, I'd be happy to replace it for you.

      Aimée

      (And Amy, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review HUNT! ;D)

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  5. Nice! We get to read from Henry's POV. I can't wait to learn more about him. This is next up for me and then on to Goddess Interrupted. Loved the review.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. Yes, I love how it goes back and forth between Henry and Kate. It's a very quick read, and definitely worth reading in between. I am going to read Goddess Interrupted very soon.

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  6. Oh I want to read this! I've read the other two books but this sounds like it's right up my alley. I want more Kate and Henry!

    Jenny at Books to the Sky

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    1. It's just over a dollar for nook or kindle and it's really a fantastic novella.

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  7. This series sounds so great--and I love it when the novellas actually add to the stories or make you look at them in a new way. So many of these short stories seem to be hastily thrown together as a marketing tool, but every once in awhile you get a good one. :) Yay!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. This was a really good one. I like to see how Henry and Kate are apart from each other. I really love both of their devotion for each other, but you do get to see how different they really are too.

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  8. I'm glad you liked this one! Novellas that are actually somewhat relevant to the main plot and bridge the gap between two of the books tend to have varying degrees of success, so I'm glad this one was a go. It's got a lovely cover, as well. :D

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    1. This was a good one. I am glad the we got to read about the events that happened in it.

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