The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th 2011
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.
Short and Sweet:
The Goddess Test is hands down the best Greek mythology re-imaging I have ever read. Beautifully crafted. Spellbinding in both its creativity and simplicity. I absolutely devoured this book. Kate was exactly what I love in my heroines. Plenty of personality. Not afraid to speak her mind. And her counterpart, Henry, yum. Simply adored him and all of his brooding. A complex hero who any girl (well, almost) would fight to spend eternity with.
I absolutely devoured The Goddess Test. With its complex characters, modern re-imaging, and twists that will take your breath away, The Goddess Test has now set the bar extremely high. Carter is a force to be reckoned with, and I cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve next.
Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.
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