Title: The Goddess Hunt
Author: Aimee Carter
Publication Year: 2012
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
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….
I was kind of hoping that this novella would be light and fluffy, but of course not. Why would a vacation to Greece just be a vacation to Greece, especially in a series that focuses on Greek mythology in the modern world?
Actually, I kind of liked the story here, especially since it moved away from the whole “testing if you’re worthy” thing into something a bit more exciting. I also liked the growing relationship between Kate and James, and the way that we got to finally see how Henry feels about Kate through the bits he narrated. It’s a fun little bridge between The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted, fleshing out the series and the characters a bit, but nothing overwhelmingly awesome.