Book description: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.
Objectionable:There was a good chunk of language (60 words or 5 slight+), a birthing scene, some kissing and intimate married thoughts and Kate wonders if Henry slept with Calliope when he was pretending to be under an enchantment. Injuries, mythical gods and killing as well.
Thoughts:I had really enjoyed the first two books and after the cliffhanger at the end of books two...well I was really anticipating this book :) So I think it's fair to say that I came in with some expectations. And I don't necessarily think that it lived up to them. While this is a really good series, nice characters and a great take on mythology (I love mythology) this one was just a little off to me. At the end of book two we learned Kate is pregnant and has been kidnapped. The third book opens with her giving birth and Henry arriving to save her. Only they aren't able to get Milo to safety. From then on Kate is trying to either get him or Henry back and sage. At times both of them are in Cronus's clutches.
So Kate goes back and forth between Mount Olympus and Cronus's island. Sometimes she's trying to make a deal with Cronus (half the time through these vision/dream things) and the other half she's trying a sneak attack/rescue. I felt like Kate wasn't as strong and was really off in this book. And kinda whiny :( And it got kinda annoying :/ Otherwise however, and really that was a kinda big whole story damper, I did like this book. Partly only because of Henry, who is the sweetest guy ever, and also because of James. He's way funnier than I remembered. There are some sweet scenes and cool adventures. And like I said, the whole mythology thing is really cool throughout this whole series!
Overall I liked this book and was happy with the ending. In my opinion the first book was the best and then it got a little less from then on. However the characters are really great and the adventure is too. And the written makes you want to keep reading until your done! I would recommend to YA girls.
Cover: As always with this series, it's beautiful, greek and mysterious. :) I love it.