Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Greek Week Review - The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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. (Summary found on Amazon)

Review by Jenn 

Why, oh why did I take so long to read The Goddess Test? When you have one of your best friends telling you, "you have to read it!" you should listen! Fortunately, I read it when I was approved for Goddess Interrupted so I didn't have to wait long for the story to continue. 

I started TGT last month in Hawaii while on vacation. It was enough to keep me from going out one night. I finished the book in only two days. From the very beginning I was enamored with the dedication. 

At 2%, I was hooked. 

Kate was such a brave and selfless protagonist who was completely in the dark. She faced situations as best she could. As soon as she meets Henry you get this feeling about him. If someone told me that I would be falling in love with someone who thought he was Hades, I never would have believed it. 

Mary, my booktwin and I have this thing that we love, and we say that we "LOVE love-hate relationships." But in TGT, it almost feels like it's unrequited, because you never really know where Henry stands. He's polite, gentlemanly but very difficult to read. At one point, I remember thinking that he sort of reminded me of Max from Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca.

We also get to meet a variety of characters who you will love and hate. I can't say much more without giving the story line away. 

TGT pulled at my heart strings and caught me by surprise. In the end I was in shock and my brain just rewound and fast forwarded throughout the book...everything made sense.

Carter wrote a fantastic book with twists and turns that keep you from putting it down.

5 out of 5 Stars

Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequinn Teen
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Series: Yes, 1 of 3
Pages: 304
Genre: Myths, Greek and Roman


  1. I'm glad you loved TGT, Jenn! I loved it too and GI was just as good, if not better!

  2. Oooooh yes!!! Loved it! I'll be posting Mary's Review og GI tonight :)

  3. Oh good! I'll be on the lookout for it! :)


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