Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Update: on the past update

Hey guys,
Got a hold of someone from the publishing company of 40 Things I Want To Tell You. And managed to get a new copy of the book that includes the pages I was missing. I will be taking a break from this book though as I have already started Divergent and want to dedicate my time to it at this moment. For more information on what's coming up next, check out the side bar on your right.

A huge thanks to Carol at HarperCollins for your time and patience.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I had planned to have another review available for this week but unfortunatley the book that I am currently reading, 40 Things I Want To Tell You by Alice Kuipers  has a massive print error where it is missing about 30 pages from the beginning of the books so I will be skipping this book for now and be moving on to Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Hopefully the people at HarperCollins will get back to me as soon as possible, but until then have a great week and have something for you soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Series/Novel: Goddess Test (Book #3)
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 283
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Year Published: 2013
First Line: “Throughout his eternal life, Walter had witnessed countless summers, but never one as endless as this.”

“Love or life
 Henry or their child
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.
During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her- until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.”

My Rating: 3.5/5

This latest instalment in the Goddess Test series fallows Kate through becoming a woman, a war and many other life lessons. So many that it’s hard to believe it’s compacted into just over 280 pages. I think that this book was ok for me, but it wasn’t great. I thought that there would be so much more too it and it just kind of left me lacking. As well, this book was focused to much on Kate, who has changed as a character throughout the series. I understand that it is from Kate’s perspective, but after the past novel about some of the other gods and goddesses I was hoping that we would get a little more insight into their lives. This book did capture the ideas of good and evil in an interesting matter.
I would recommend this series to a younger group of teenagers probably around the ages of 16. It was just slightly to naïve for my taste.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

This book focuses on what happens after Kate is kidnapped from Eden and the after events. These include: motherhood, a war, loss and the collision of good and evil.
This book let me down, honestly. I expected it to be so much more and it just left me wanting more. I don’t even know if I mean more as in the idea of wanting more at the end or rather just more from the characters throughout. The characters in this book changed in ways I never anticipated, or really wanted.
But here’s a happy thought, we get to see some more of Olympus in this book and from the sounds of it, it is incredibly beautiful. Somewhere we should all wanna be. So let’s go pass some tests guys.

♥Kate: Kate has really changed over the series, and not in a way that I enjoy. I think that the version of Kate in this book is really disappointing. One minute she’s standing up for what she believes and when she gets told no, she throws a tantrum like a 3 year old. It’s frustrating to read. Half of the time I was reading this book I was telling her to grow up and figure out what her life’s about. Crying wasn’t going to help anything. In the end, Kate really didn’t do all that much to help the war. And if you think about it, the war happened because of her. I hope that she gets over herself eventually and thinks about the big picture more. My main reason for saying this is when she talks to Walter about the lose of Ava she still has to bring up herself. Get over it, you’re friend just died! Urgh.
♥Ava: I don’t think that Ava would have betrayed Kate if Walter hadn’t made her do it. She was doing what she believed was right. She didn’t even really do that much to hinder Kate, yes she assisted Calliope in kidnapping, but Ava made sure that Milo was safe. I didn’t agree with how she did it, but she still did. In the end, I wasn’t really that hurt when Ava died. Mainly because the idea that she was evil was drilled into my head every other chapter. In the end though, Ava paid the ultimate sacrifice for those she loved. A truly brave thing to do.
♥Calliope: So this evil little Witch is dead. Finally. Why couldn’t Nicholas just make a weapon to kill a god/ goddess previously when Calliope started the problem? Hello?! I wasn’t really surprised with her taking Henry. I was surprised how crazy she got with Milo at the end, but I suppose she just wanted a real family.
♥Cronus: Someone’s gonna be mad at me for saying this, but I think that Kate could have worked with him and changed him. Especially if she didn’t have a son in the moment. I hope that she keeps up her promise to visit him. He needs to be shown warmth and affection.
♥Rhea: I think she is someone I would like to learn more about. She seems wise and ancient in a way that the gods aren’t. I was fascinated by how she portrayed herself to humans.
♥Henry: You are kinda sexist aren’t you buddy? Women are strong people and shouldn’t be messed with. If your wife wanted to fight you should have let her from the start. I just found in this book, that Henry wasn’t as romantic, rather than protecting Kate he just bossed her around. No thank you!
♥Walter: I think what has happened in his family will truly make him rethink how he treats his family members. One would hope so anyways.
James: This guy though. He’s the strongest out of them all. Even though he’s a trickster. I still like him, I’d like him better if he found his own woman instead of hitting on Kate all the time, but hey.

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 100
“’Not exactly the best time to stop and give directions, is it?’ I said as he rejoined us. James shrugged.
 ‘Not exactly the best time to gather enough power to wipe out half of Africa either,’ he said, looking pointedly at Henry. They glared at each other. ‘Besides, giving directions is what I do. Among other things.’
 ‘Like rob banks,’ said Henry.
 ‘That was once.’ James shook his head…”

♥Pg. 191
“’You’re not the girl I met in Eden. She didn’t break down into tears every time something didn’t go her way.’
 ‘I’m not-‘ I started, but then another tear rolled down my face. ‘My family’s gone. No one’s letting me help, and every time I try, I screw things up even worse.’
 He threaded his fingers through mine. ‘Since when did you ever need anyone’s permission?’”

♥Final Line: “Always.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo