Monday, May 16, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
Source: Thanks NetGalley and Publisher!

Summary: 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

Review: Let me start out my saying how extremely beautiful that cover is. The constrast of the white dress and the green plants is so beautiful!

The Goddess Test was a quick read, it sucked me in and I read it in one setting, it was just that amazing.

But. Yes there is always a but. This book is most definitely not for everyone. If you are hard core with your Greek Mythology, I really couldn't recommend this to you. With The Goddess Test you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Kate was an awesome main character, well at the beginning she kind of annoyed me but she made up for that with flying colors. She had this certain kind if strength that enabled her to sacrifice her time to be with her mother. And speaking of her Mother, they had a great bond.

And Henry, what an amazingly sweet guy, I really liked him. And they actually had a romance, they didn't just fall in love!! YAY! And I was so happy that Kate didn't just trust Henry right away, because seriously the guy kidnapped her.
There were a ton of supporting characters, and I sometimes got them confused but everything sort of feel on to place after that. Well, the characters feel into place.

I was thrown for a couple of curve balls during the book and they came as a nice, unexpected, totally awesome surprise.

Simply, an amazing read.

I'll be picking up a copy of this one soon.


Jessica said...

Great review!! I LOVED this one! Read it with NetGalley then bought my keeper copy! I love Greek mythology as well! I guess not too hardcore, but still reallllllyyyyy enjoy it! That and fairy tales!

Also, just an FYI, on my screen I can't see your rating pics or whatever. I see Rating:

and then nothing afterwards. Just thought I tell you! And I do like the new look of your blog very cool! I always have to go with the freebies from Blogger because I have no technological skills...besides the basic!

Old(ish) Follower :)
Jessica@a GREAT read

Lisa said...

I got this from NetGalley too and I can't wait to read it. It sounds amazing and I love greek mythology!

Cait said...

Love the background! Great review! Totally get what you mean about them having a romance, it would've been a bit creepy if they fell in love straight away after him practically kidnapping her.

Erika said...

I am glad you liked it. This book is next on my TBR list and I am looking forward to it even more.
I love books where the the author gives the characters reasons to fall in love and not just because of great looks.
Erika @ Let's talk about books

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