Young Delight: The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter

Posted March 11, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews, Young Delight / 25 Comments

Young Delight: The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Hunt

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Series: The Goddess Test #1.5
Genres: YA Fantasy Romance
Released on March 1, 2012
Pages: 92
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book

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The Delight

I love books that mash mythology with modern and I’ve had my eye on the Goddess Test series for a while.  So, when this novella was available for free, I grabbed it up a few years back.  Yeah.. took my time, but I got to it eventually, right?

Review

So, the events of this novella take place after the first book.  The heroine, Kate, is on a six-month holiday in Greece with James (aka Hermes) before she takes up her place next to Henry (aka Hades) on the god’s council.

They encounter Castor and Pollux and Kate finds herself squaring off against Walter (aka Zeus) and her own dear Henry to defend the twins’ right to be together.  But, it gets complicated and she sees a whole new darker side to the benevolent gods she thought were on the council.  They can make mistakes and they can get stubborn and prideful.

I enjoyed the further series development that was evident even to a newbie like me and I enjoyed the opportunity to get to know some of the main players.  It’s definitely got a YA feel to it, but I think its a series I might like so I’ll definitely be going back to the beginning.

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Romance Roundabout #68 YA
Literary Pickers #60 dust
Mt. TBR #37
COYER #60

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Melliane
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Oh yes I remember liking this one as well

Sophia Rose
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I love Greek myth so I have no idea why I’ve waited so long. 🙂 Glad it was good, Melliane!

Carole's Random Life
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I am pretty sure that I have had this freebie sitting in my kindle account for years. Sounds like I should actually try to read it 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

Sophia Rose
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Haha! We’re a pair. I need to head to the library and see if I can snag the first book to fill in the story now.

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer
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I am unfamiliar with this story, but love mythology.

Sophia Rose
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It’s an older YA trilogy. I remember wanting to read them when they were releasing, but… squirrel!

Rachel @The Readers Den
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I’ve had these on my TBR for a long time, too! Nice that you got the story for free and enjoyed it. At least waiting a while means you’ll get to read the series without a wait in between books. I love doing that! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Yes, I decided I wanted to read through this freebie to see if I was still interested in the series b/c sometimes, if I wait too long, I’m not in the mood still. But, in this case, the novella showed me that I really do want to go back for the whole thing.

Oh yes, getting a no-wait opportunity is a definitely plus. 🙂

Rachel @The Readers Den
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I feel the same way if there’s a long time between books. There are several YA trilogies I gave up on because I just lost interest. Hope you enjoy the rest of the books! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Thanks, Rachel!

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I’m glad you enjoyed this. I remember hearing about the series but it never really seemed like the fit for me, but I hope you enjoy the other books!

-Lauren
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Sophia Rose
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I hesitated thinking it was a love triangle and teen angst-filled one, but I think I’ll give it a go after enjoying the mythology and modern blend and the lack of triangle and angst in this novella.
Thanks, Lauren!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Oh always interesting when they start to see another side of people (or gods). I believe I have book one somewhere on my shelves. I’ll have to dig around.

Sophia Rose
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Yes! That was the part that really struck me. I need to go back for book one, but from what I could tell, she sorta has this rockstar worship thing going for the gods and this adventure took off the rose-tinted glasses for her.

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!
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A romance novel with one sizzle…LOL, I am sorry. I think that is a joke. For a novella and a YA at that, I guess it’s not that bad. Great review. I have not started this series. I have wanted too just haven’t yet.

Sophia Rose
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LOL, its actually funny. Took me a minute to see. 🙂

This was a side adventure with the best friend so not much romantic sizzling happening. LOL

Karen
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I read this so long ago but I don’t think I liked it. Or maybe I didn’t like the first one and I thought it got better??? I don’t remember lol

Karen @ For What It’s Worth

Sophia Rose
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Buahaha! Well, I have to laugh because my memory works the same way. Thank goodness for notes on at least some of my reading.
Good to know that you weren’t blown away and I should keep my expectation low. I’m a little wary already b/c I worry there will be a love triangle and I don’t like those particularly in YA books.

Lorna
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Not the sort is book that I normally go for, but I’m glad you enjoyed it! Actually I don’t even remember ever seeing it around.

Sophia Rose
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It got really popular for like a blink and then fizzled out. I’m not sure if its because the first book was good and the rest not so good or just b/c other series came along to make people get more excited. I’ll give book one a try and see what I think and go from there. 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Glad to remind you, Alyssa. 🙂

You enjoy your day, too.

Cricket
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I read these and enjoyed them. I don’t think I read this novella though and will have to go check it out.

Sophia Rose
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Glad to know you enjoyed them, Cricket. Yeah, you might enjoy this side story since you read the others. I thought it shed some light on a few of the side characters and the heroine.

Lola
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That sounds nice how this novella has some additional series development and how you see another side of the characters. I’ve heard of this series, but haven’t read it myself.

Sophia Rose
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Yes, it followed up on the first book and gave the character a chance to witness a different side of the others so it added perspective for what comes next. I liked the adventure, too.