The Goddess Test- Aimee Carter

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 17•12

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: Just hearing about the concept for The Goddess Test had me sold. Greek mythology has been a long standing interest for a lot of people and The Goddess Test does not disappoint in putting a modern spin on the deities that we know so well.

I especially loved the modernized versions of the Greek pantheon. For the most part they seemed like people who could really exist in our world. I would love to see some more detail in how they each relate to their original persona as this first book only touches on a handful. That’s what book 2 is for! Obviously Hades is pretty heavily featured (and not at all what I would have expected, he’s great!), but I’ll leave the rest as happy surprises.

Despite a lot of pretty awful things happening to Kate, at times things seemed a little too easy and lacking in conflict. Still a really enjoyable read, it just never had me hanging on for dear life and desperate to know what was going to happen next.

I feel like there should be more to say about this book, but for some reason I’m struggling on this one. The Goddess Test is a prime example of escapist reading for mythology nerds. If that’s you then be sure to pick this one up before the next book Goddess Interrupted comes out in March!

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Second Opinions:
@The Bawdy Book Blog
@Mostly Reading YA
@Once Upon A Prologue

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2 Comments

  1. I think the most exciting thing to happen in this book is the ending. And maybe the beginning. If she left everything in the middle out, I’d have rated it higher, but it just slouched along.
    Not a terrible book, but there are better ones out there.
    Thanks for the shout-out by the way!

  2. […] still feel like this book is a great sequel to the first book in the series, The Goddess Test. The two stories flow really nicely, one into the next so I definitely want to see where these book […]

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