May contain a few small spoilers, for those that haven’t read this book.
Title: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)
Author: Aimee Carter
Release Date/Publisher: April 19th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
Finished: August 2011
- The Goddess Test
- Goddess Interrupted
- The Goddess Inheritance
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.
What I thought:
I love the idea that this book is based on ancient mythology, and the story is pretty interesting.
Kate has to pass seven tests, so she can become Henry’s bride, and help him rule the Underworld.They can’t exactly tell her what the tests are, or when they have happened, and all the while someone seems to be wanting to kill her, so that she won’t pass. If she does fail, then Henry will die and someone else will take over the Underworld.
Finding out who the Goddesses and Gods were, I was hoping for something a little bit different, but I had an idea as the book went on who they were (will not say here just in case). Also the fact that she is going to have to marry Henry if she passes, you start to get the idea that she will fall for him, even though she feels like a prisoner at the beginning of the book. Her falling is of course cute though, so no points lost there.
Most of the story is set in Henry’s mansion of a place, and very little of the beginning at the school she transferred to. The character was well written I think, especially how she cared so much for her mother who is sick and dying and was willing to do anything for her,
I did enjoy this story, and for the author’s first book it was really good, just a couple of things I felt were predictable, but all together I liked it, and I’m hoping there’s a second one being worked on so they can go into more depth with the cliffhanger that was left at the end of it.
I would recommend it for someone who likes mythology, or just wants to give the author a chance!