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 the 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.I have to admit it took me a bit to get into the book. I think it had to do more with time and the fact that I kept forgetting who was who with the god's alternate names. However, my brain slowly worked and things clicked into place and then I was off! This became a book I didn't want to put down because I wanted to know what happens next. :)
Even if it costs her eternity.
There were some parts that bugged me. Some things I cannot discuss or it will give too much away. However, I can say that I enjoyed Henry much more in this one. He was a little less taciturn, but still I wanted him to show more to Kate. However, I was glad of the Henry we did get in this one. I think it was the first time I didn't want to totally kick him in the arse. ;)
However, with Kate not trying to get Henry to open up, we were presented with a Kate that at times really got to me. Yes, she was new and had some esteem problems, but I really wanted her to rip those other gods a new one when they kept blaming her. I mean really? With all the selfishness they do on a daily basis, they were able to point fingers blameless? She was aware of this but still let them get to her. I mean it did make sense as she was still learning and had a whole new set of emotions to deal with, but I still wanted that new rip. :)
In the end I give this book 3 1/2 or 4 stars (yes, I said "or"). There were parts of this book that frustrated me, but I have to also admit, it kept my attention. I was drawn to know what was going on and what the outcome would be. The ending is complete but open just a bit to either have a novella or perhaps a offshoot book come from this (and I do believe their are those novellas out there). I wasn't totally convinced of the romance with Henry and Kate, but not unconvinced either. Still, I got my HEA and it was quite an adventure. I recommend it to those that love a YA PNR adventure.
I received this eARC from NetGalley and Harlequin Teen and no compensation for my review was given.