Friday, March 30, 2012

Review: The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test
By Aimee Carter
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Series: Goddess Test

Description:
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.

Review:
I received a copy of Goddess Interrupted but couldn't read it till I read this (and the 1.5 book as well).  So I picked this up right away and started reading.  It was a really great book.  I haven't read anything on Mythology but this was a great take on it, and it definitely surprised me by the end of the book.  But in a really good way that makes me want to continue reading the story.  On to the book then.

Kate and her mother (who is on the verge of dying), are moving to a little town called Eden in the middle of nowhere.  They are moving away from New York so her mother could rest before the inevitable happens.  Kate has spent her entire high school life just taking care of her mother, so she really didn't want to move or try and make friends so her mother can go peacefully, because of course she didn't want her to go.  Kate starts school and meets James, who befriends her immediately even thought she was not looking for friends.  Also there is Dylan who is intrigued by her, but he has a girlfriend named Ava.  Ava decides one day to befriend her, so that everything will be OK between the two of them so she invites her to a party.  Which Kate goes to reluctantly but instead of driving to a party they drive to the Eden Manor where Ava decides to leave Kate.  But upon her leaving Ava jumps into the river hits her head, and yes she's dead.  There stands Henry asking Kate what she would do to save her friend.  Anything.  Therefore it is granted, but with the deal she will have to live with him for six months of the year.  She agrees as she would do anything for Ava not to be dead. 

The Autumn equinox comes and she moves in with Henry.  At first she's not that thrilled about it, but as she gets more comfortable everyday that passes she falls more for Henry than she thought she would.  She has to past certain test from Henry's family (gods and goddesses) for her to become immortal and be able to stay with Henry those six months out of the year.  This is when everything gets interesting and there is a really great sort of twist at the end.  I don't really want to tell you too much more I just wanted to get you interested in the book.  Cause really, it's a good book.  I'm ready to start on the next one Goddess Hunt, hopefully finish it today so I can move on to the next one Goddess Interrupted. 

If you like Mythology and a good story you will love this book.  And the cover is absolutely beautiful. 

“I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”
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