Dec 5, 2011

Book Review: The Goddess Test


EVERY GIRL who has 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 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...

Occasionally I run across a book that really reminds me just why I like a certain genre.  THE GODDESS TEST was one such book.  Aimée Carter has done a superb job of bringing Kate to life in such a way that anyone can easily relate to.  Sure she has the normal teenage angst but she has a core of steel that has already been tempered by the fact that she has been caring for her dying mother for the past several years.  

Henry is a bit harder to emphasize with in the beginning.  However as Kate warms to him so does the reader.  And the secondary characters are wonderful.  I am really hoping that we learn more about all of them as the series continues.

THE GODDESS TEST is billed as a young adult however I feel that it is a book that would delight any reader who has an interest in the paranormal and mythology.  I know that I am looking forward to reading the next in the series GODDESS INTERRUPTED.

I rate this book a 4.5.
I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.


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