Series: Goddess Test

The Goddess Test [Review]

Posted April 28, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 5 Comments

The Goddess Test [Review]The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Mythology, Romance
Pages: 293
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Every girl who had taken the test has died.

Now it's Kate's turn.

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 that 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.

If she fails...

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #1
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 293
Published By: Harlequin Teen on April 19, 2011
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile, YA & NA Romance Challenge

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Every girl who had taken the test has died.
Now it’s Kate’s turn.

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 that 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.

If she fails…
(Goodreads)

“I care,” he said in a trembling voice. “I care so much hat I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”

“Maybe you’ll win when hell freezes over.” He raised an eyebrow. “That could be easily arranged.”

“He’s a god, Mom. Of course he’s cute.”

Whatever obstacles you face, remember you can get through anything if you want to badly enough.

The afterlife is whatever a soul wishes or believes it to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I’ve read a few tales on the Persephone/Hades tale and this one took a different spin on it. And I really enjoyed it. I have a soft spot in my heart for any Hades character. Hades could be portrayed as a villain and I would probably take a stance at defending him. While Henry (the Hades character in this book) is not portrayed as a villain, he was cold and distant and he did have a darkish side. But who doesn’t?

I really enjoyed every single character within this book. Even the ones who defied Henry and Kate or the ones who tried to kill Kate. I really enjoyed them all. I liked the concept of this book. It was really interesting seeing Kate having to go through 7 tests in order to make it through to the end and be able to save Henry.

The romance in this book was a slow burn romance, which I appreciated. Especially since Kate is thrown into this kind of world unexpectedly and quickly. But Henry is definitely on the list of my book boyfriends. I think all the Hades characters I’ve read are on there.

Some of the twists I saw coming but there were a few plot twists that I didn’t and I was still surprised. I devoured this story in a single sitting and am super excited to read the following installments. I’ll also be checking out more of Aimee Carter’s books in the future as well!

Let’s talk about it. Did you read The Goddess Test? Or any other of Aimee’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
four-stars
Stephanie
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