Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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. (Synopsis provided by Goodreads)

The Goddess Test was a fun and short read. I believe I read this book early last month, but I just started blogging so I thought I'd post up a review on it. This book made me feel like I was fifteen again because I remember reading YA's that were somewhat similar to this story. For example like a girl moving to a new school, there's the jocks, the cheerleaders, etc. Usually I'm not a big fan of this type of cliché and try to avoid it as much as I can, but I enjoyed this one. Maybe it was because the writing was good and that it had been a while since I've read this type of book. 

The number one reason why I enjoyed reading The Goddess Test was because I am a huge fan of Greek mythology. Ever since I was in fifth grade I absolutely loved reading the myths. I enjoyed reading about Kate and it was really emotional in some scenes when she was going through the hardship of losing her mother to the illness. Losing a mother is probably one of the most heart breaking thing in the world. I thought Henry was a bit too quiet and believed he could have been a little more out there. I know he's the god of the underworld and all but I didn't find him to have that "sex" appeal. I think it was because he wasn't the bad boy type ha! Maybe in book 2 he'll impress me. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the twist near the ending, it was totally unexpected. If you've read it, you know what I mean. Carter has done a good job in making this story flow, and I didn't feel like it was choppy in anyway. Her writing was great and understandable, which means I am totally waiting for the next book to hit the shelves. Although, I'm disappointed that Goddess Interrupted is released next year! If you like light reads with a mix of Greek mythology go get yourself this book :) I've posted the cover to the next book, although I don't think it's final yet. This image is provided by goodreads.



Bookish Brunette said...

I STILL need to read this one!!!

The Bookish Brunette

Book Angel said...

The Goddess Test was awesome! I loved it and I can't wait to read Goddess Interrupted! Great review :)

Em ~ Book Angel

Lindsay said...

I read this on vacation, but I'm still trying to work out my feelings about it. I liked the idea of the story, but Henry drove me up the wall, and so did Kate at times. My review is about half written lol. Great job, hun! <3

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