Title: The Goddess Hunt (The Goddess Test #1.5)
Author: Aimée Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Tee
Publication Date: 1 March 2012
Edition Language: English
Pages: 75 pages
Format: Kindle eBook
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
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.
Actually, I should have read The Goddess Hunt after I read The Goddess Test. The Goddess Hunt is a short story between the first book and the second book. However, I’ve read Goddess Inheritance—which is the second book—without reading the novella first. Luckily it doesn’t disturb the flow of the main story of The Goddess Test series, so if you haven’t read this novella, you don’t have to worry whether you’re missing an important piece. The Goddess Hunt is really just a side story.
The Goddess Hunt is indeed a short story, yet the story is still as good as the other books. The other books always show us from Kate’s side but in this book, I get the chance to read from Henry’s point of view. If usually, I have doubt about how is Henry’s feeling towards Kate, now I don’t have that doubt anymore.
“Doing the right thing is never nothing.” – Casey
More Gods were introduced in The Goddess Hunt. Those Gods never appear in the first nor the second book. So it is interesting to see more Gods on the way. I doubt they’ll appear in the third book, though I wish they would. I’ve heard of Castor and Pollux before, but I don’t know much about them. So it is very interesting to see a little bit of them in this novella.
What I like about The Goddess Hunt—or The Goddess Test series in particular—is that I can see another side of Hades. Hades is usually the hateful character among three brothers. No one like Hades. Zeus is the powerful one and Poseidon, perhaps the calmest one. All stories about Greek Gods always state how Hades is really annoying. The enemy of the other brothers. However, in The Goddess Test series, Hades is actually the main character. He’s not annoying like he’s usually described but actually very loving. You’ll actually fall in love with Hades—or in this book called Henry—instead of Zeus or Poseidon. The role is being reversed. It’s interesting and fascinating at the same time. I like the idea. No, scratch that. I actually love the idea. In The Goddess Series, Hades is the calmest one and the one who actually have real feelings. He has his own kingdom and therefore doesn’t like meddling in his brothers’ feud or business unless it jeopardises his kingdom as well. He prefers to protect the Underworld as much as he can.
Anyway, all in all, I really like this book to whoever like The Goddess Test series, you should definitely read this novella.
I give The Goddess Hunt 4 out of 5 stars.