Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Goddess Test by Amiee Carter

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.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.

I was leery of this one. Why? Not sure. But I am super happy I read it. I currently am obsessed with Greek mythology - side note - my class is putting on prom - and my students picked the Greek Isles as their motif. So I have to research it for a reason other than my own. Awesome!

On to the book. There were SEVERAL twists in this book. I did know about Mom - I guessed it but the other twists like who was trying to sabotage Henry, kill Kate, and the deception involved were awesome and I was shocked. I got to the last 100 pages and I HAD to finish it.

I liked all of the characters in this book. I liked that Ava was self-centered that Ella was a b@tch. I loved that Henry was broken hearted. I loved the symbolism of Eden Manor. I loved that the tests didn't turn out to be these astronomical and unbelievably hard tests - I liked the simplicity of them - and thought Kate did an excellent job.

Overall - I am happy that the sequel comes out at the end of March - and the novella in a few days. If you like Greek (or Roman) mythology - this would be a great book for you!

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