Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Release Date: 4/19/2011  
Genre: YA Mythology

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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 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. IF SHE FAILS...

My Thoughts:

 The Goddess Test is a highly engrossing and entertaining. I loved the genre and storyline. I enjoyed the characters. I was completely blown away by the writing. Every thing about this book was intriguing to me.

 I haven't read much YA mythology before this book, and I really enjoyed it. I like the Persephone myth, and I loved the use of it in this book. I loved the mythology, the bit of romance, and the bit of mystery.

 I loved Kate. She was so fun to read about. I'm still unsure about how I feel about Henry/Hades. He would be okay for some pages, and then he would be different and kind of a jerk for the other pages. I liked the background characters in the beginning of the book, but I didn't like that they lied to Kate. I don't want to be spoilery, so I'm not going to say anything else about that matter.

 I loved Aimee Carter's writing. I loved how everything was worded. I also loved the way Aimee told the story. It is not only a great storyline, but it also has great writing to back it up. The storyline was so fun to read. I loved what went on, and also how Kate handled everything that happened.

 I loved this book. The Goddess Test is a great YA mythology, that is bewitching and fun to read. I loved the genre, the storyline, the characters, and the writing. I recommend this book.

My Rating:

4 out of 5 Hearts

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