Thursday, 19 May 2011

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1) by Aimee Carter

Details: Paperback, 304 pages
Published: April 19th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
Source: I got it for my birthday.
My Rating: 3/5
Buy It: The Book Depository

Summary: 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.

My Review: Kates' mom is dying and wants to move back to her childhood home. While there, Kate meets Henry who says he is Hades and will keep her mother alive if she agrees to spend six months with him trying to past seven tests.

How could I not enjoy a book like that? It sounded so good and I hadn't read a book with a twist on Greek myths before. I am definitely happy that I picked The Goddess Test up. It was a fast, easy read that would be perfect for summer. I just wish I had saved it for the beach.

I really liked Henry. I thought he was a great character but I'm not so sure how I feel about Kate. I honestly can't say that I didn't like her but I don't know if I can say that I did. As for the writing, it was a little too easy and fast for me and I think that is the biggest problem I had with this book. I wanted more.

I liked The Goddess Test but I just didn't love it. I still enjoyed it enough that I will be getting the second book, Goddess Interrupted, when it comes out next year.

1 comment:

  1. I just read a book review for this in the NY Times, I think. I was interested but then forgot about it. Thanks for the post. Now I definitely want to check it out.