Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 19, 2011
Format: paperback, 293 pages
Source: bought



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 that 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 suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.


My Feelings:

I was super excited to read this novel.  I have always been a fan of mythology, especially Greek mythology, and this book is steeped in it, but with a modern twist.
Just looking at the cover, I fell in love with it.  I know judging a book by its cover is wrong but come on.. you know you do it too.  And there is something about swirly lines that just gets me so happy. (I know I have problems) 
I like Kate, the main heroine in the book, even though she has her "feel sorry for me" moments.  Yes, she has a lot going on with her life that is terrible but you can only blame yourself so much and wallow in self pity and then it tends to get old.  I started to feel bad for Henry when he had to repeat to her over and over again that the impossible can happen.  
There were also parts of the story that I could guess (and was right) what was going happen because it was a little too obvious.  
But with all that being said, I still really liked this book! It is funny, which is important to me in a story just as much as romance, and also has that tempting heart pounding sexy man in it.  And if a book can really make me stop reading because I need to get a tissue from crying, then it is a pretty good story indeed! 
Probably one of my most favorite parts is how Henry describes to Kate how the Underworld and the Greek gods/goddesses can still exist even among the other mainstream religions.  I loved that explanation!
Also, Kate does grow as a person and learns to accept that not everything can be her fault.  
This story is full of regret, forgiveness, love, learning to let go, and most importantly, hope.  
I give this story 4 hearts!

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