Novella Review: The Goddess Hunt
By: Aimee Carter
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: March 2012
Page Count: 92
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
Audience: Young Adult - Fantasy, Greek Mythology
Somehow I missed this novella when I was working my way through the series. I was not eager to leave this world behind so I kept pushing this further down my reading list. I knew this would truly be the last time I would spend time with Kate and Henry without knowing how things would end. Michele B. was fortunate enough to meet Aimee Carter and several other Harlequin writers last week so I decided it was time to take the plunge.
I have often wondered exactly what Kate and James did during their six months in Greece. The Goddess Hunt seeks to explain one of their adventures involving Castor and Pollux. The twins are on the run and have been hiding from the Council for centuries. This will be the first time that Kate will use her power as an immortal. She takes the side of the twins and goes up against Hades and Zeus.
I loved seeing the stubborn, spunky side of Kate. This is the Kate I adore. I found that as the series progresses and she changes, she loses some of that gusto. It was nice to see it appear. Her words with Zeus cracked me up. She is a spitfire!
I also found the story of the twins to be an intriguing one. It raises many issues as well. Should we continue to make decisions based solely on our pride? How often do people choose to continue down a path, knowing its wrong, simply because they do not want to admit they made an error? It seems Greek Gods are not the only ones who struggle with hubris. Humans often allow this mode of thinking to drive their decisions.
All in all, I really enjoyed this, but it did leave me wanting more. There was an entire six months of Kate's time in Greece and this story is a small snapshot of one day. I want to know what happened during the rest of her time.
I'm sad that this series has finally come to an end for me, but I am excited to read Carter's upcoming new series.
One Last Gripe: Zeus is so frustrating and pigheaded.
My Favorite Thing About This Novella: I was not familiar with the twins' story. It was interesting to learn something new about Greek mythology and see Carter's spin on it.
First Sentence: The cave wound upward through the earth, and Pollux grasped Castor's hand as he led him across the uneven ground.
Favorite Character: Kate
Least Favorite Character: Walter
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....