Release Date: 1 March 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Page Count: 92 (paperback)
When Kate elects to spend her first six months away from her new husband henry travelling Greece with James, she runs across two rogue demi-gods, Castor and Pollux, and elects to help them escape capture after a thousand ears on the run.
The Goddess Hunt is not aptly named – it’s not about anyone hunting Kate, but about the hunt for the two demi-gods, twin brothers Castor and Pollux. According the legend, one of them is immortal and one mortal, and when Castor died he was trapped in the Underworld. Pollux tried to make a deal with Zeus to free Castor, but it backfired, and although Castor became immortal again, the brothers were doomed to spend every day apart. So they escaped.
Kate decides that it’s not fair the brothers should experience the loss of never seeing someone again – I think it’s because she’s so special and she’s been through so much and she ‘lost’ her mother and she’s currently separated from Henry even though she doesn’t have to be if she doesn’t want to be, so she bleeds her heart over everything and tries to help by doing nothing really. The saving grace of this novel is Kate’s newfound immortality and her guts. She’s mouthy and arrogant and stands up to beings infinitely times more powerful and experienced than her with nary a thought for the consequences. That’s why I like her.
Carter’s writing is clean and easy to read. It’s nothing special, and seeing as how this is a novella, it’s short as well. It’s a good read to while away an hour or so.
Overall the Goddess Hunt presents the time Kate spent in Greece during her first summer away from Henry. The thing that bothered me the most about this was that Kate never graduated from high school, so she’s basically a eighteen year old drop out and married as well. I mean, it’s not a very good example to set, is it? Putting a relationship before your education, especially a basic education. I doubt I’ll re-read this novella, but it was entertaining enough to see Kate give Walter a piece of her mind.