21 May 2012

{Book Review} The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

By: Me My Shelf And I | 21 May 2012 at 12:00 AM | | | | | |

Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: 4/19/2011
Pages: 304
Rating: 4 Birds

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.

Of course Kate is the main character throughout the book as she heads back to school and everyone gossips about her.  She then also gets invited to a bonfire which she goes to and somehow that night her life changes as she meets Henry.  A deal is struck and an adventure begins.

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book or not. Once I started reading, I become fascinated by this story.  Kate was an amazing character who held her ground at all times!  I enjoyed seeing the relationships that Kate goes through with Ava, Henry, her mother and a bunch of others.  James I found to be like the best friend guy you could have.  Although I still liked Henry for Kate. 

To see how the gods and goddesses were portrayed in this book was fascinating.  I love the twist that it had a bit of more modern times with it than being stuck int he past.  They all had personalities in them a bit. Sure they're not automatically to the T of what we've learned or read about gods and goddesses.  Everything can be portrayed in different kinds of light. I liked it! 

This book did keep me on my toes and left me for wanting more of what Kate's next adventure was! 





  1. I really enjoyed this book too. I didn't like Goddess Interrupted quite as much, but I still enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next book. (And the novella The Goddess Legacy) Great review!!

  2. I really want to read this one. I've heard such good things about it. I'm glad you liked it. I'm excited to meet Henry and James, too.

  3. This wasn't my *favorite* myth retelling, but I did enjoy it and I have always liked the Persephone myth.

    Kate @ Ex Libris


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