Monday, December 26, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin
Acquired: Received free for an honest review
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 85% or B
Buy It: Amazon

It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

My Thoughts::
When this book came in the mail I knew that I was going to read it right away. I've heard good things about it, and I've been trying to read more modern tellings and takes on Greek and other kinds of mythology.

The book started out really sad and semi slow. I felt so bad for Kate, but since I read the description, every time things looked bad, I knew it was going to be least for a while. Besides that, it was really easy to get into. I was automatically intrigued by the whole situation and I was wondering who was going to be the person to make things happen.

There was so much unexpected mystery and secrecy in this book! It kept me very confused and on my toes. I wasn't sure what the tests were going to be, and I was especially unsure about why Henry was so hot and cold. I was expecting to totally melt when I met Henry, but I didn't. He seemed alright and everything...but he was just so..depressing and tortured. But I didn't read this book for Henry, I read it for Kate and the tests. Kate was a pretty average character. I liked her more than Henry and not just because of her mom. There were certain points in the book where I wanted to scream for Kate out of frustration, but she kept her cool most of the time which I hugely respect. It's annoying to read about a character that's over dramatic.

I wish I could say I was surprised by the outcome, but I had most of it figured out about halfway through. I'm not sure if this was the book's fault, or mine since I'm a very investigative reader. I'm really good at figuring out whats going to happen. Still, I was very happy with the way things turned out. And it didn't seem too perfect or too coincidental. It all made sense and it just happened to work out positively.

Overall I think that The Goddess Test was a creative and fun read. I can not wait to read the sequel to find out what happens next.

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