Google+ Reading Teen: Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Buy the Book: Amazon
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  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:
     Originally I wanted to read this book because it sounded like an older version of the Percy Jackson books (which I loved).  And as I was reading it I thought they were similar, but completely different at the same time, if that makes any sense. I absolutely loved it though.  Aside from the fact that I was crazy about all of the Greek Mythology, I also loved how much Kate cared about everyone.  No matter who they were, or how awful they had been to her, she was still willing to risk her life to save them.  And then there's Henry. Wow. Okay, so in a lot of the books I've been reading I've been annoyed because I like a different guy than the main character is with(*coughcough* Mortal Instruments).  But I couldn't help but absolutely LOVE Henry. He cared about Kate so much and was always very aware of how she felt and what she wanted and he never did anything without making completely sure she was okay with it. And did I mention I loved him?  The only problem with that is I also really liked James.  He was the perfect best friend, and he was there for her when she really needed him.  So basically I spent the whole book trying to decide who I thought she should be with.
     Apart from all of that, I thought the writing was phenomenal, and the story was amazing.  I'm on VACATION in FLORIDA and I still couldn't put it down.  I tore through this book and adored every minute of it.  Kate was smart and actually tried to figure things out, as opposed to many other girls in books that I quickly get fed up with because they don't see something even when it's staring them in the face.  All in all I would definitely recommend this book and I can't wait for the second!

  • Sexual Content: Mild with a briefly heavy scene
  • Violence: Moderate
  • Language: Mild
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    1. I just bought this today and am so excited! I've been waiting for month. The review just adds fuel to the infatuation. Great review!

      Also, I've just started a YA review blog. If you have time, stop by :)

      Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

    2. I'm crazy to read it and Abandon by Meg Cabot! I love Greek Mythology! :)

    3. The Goddess Test is a debut that stands out amongst the rest. Aimée Carter weaves together Greek mythology and our modern world into a beautiful, fairytale-like must-read. I gulfed down its 304 pages before I realized I'll have to wait quite a bit to journey into Kate Winters's world once again.


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