Monday, July 11, 2011

Neurotic Thoughts on The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Released: April 19, 2011
Published by: Harlequin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0373210264
Target Age: Young Adult
Source: I received an ebook copy from Harlequin through NetGalley for an honest review
Summary from Goodreads:

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.




I was hooked from the very first page. Once upon a time I enjoyed mythology class(not that I remember much of it now, but still). This book is loosely based on the tale of Hades and Persephone. Don't let that turn you off if your not a fan of mythology though, because this book is very fresh and puts a great spin on the story. Kate's character isn't just likeable, she's sweet, brave, feisty, and loyal. Kate is the best friend everyone wishes for, and if you find her don't let her go. It's hard not to like a teen girl who would not only devote her teen years caring for her dying mother, but also do anything to save someone she hardly knows and doesn't  even like. I wasn't sure about Henry at first, he is difficult to get to know and seems cold and distant at first. He's closed off and has basically has just given up. However, once I figured out what was in his head, I was lovestruck. The twists in this book are awesome and I only sort of suspected one. I love when a book really throws me for a loop. This is why I don't write spoilers or read reviews of books until after I've read and written my own review for a book. If you are looking for a something fresh in the young adult genre then I think you'll be happy with The Goddess Test. 

Kid friendliness rating: For teens that are comfortable with a small amount of sexual situations.
Other warnings: Keep tissues handy you are gonna need them!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yay!! Glad you liked this one. It's been getting mixed reviews lately. I personally loved it!! Can't wait to read the next one either! Great review!


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