Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Summary (From Goodreads): 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: The Goddess Test was a really fast paced read. There were a lot of plot twists and turns that I didn't see coming. It kept me on the edge of my seat and even had me crying at some points.

Kate is such a superb protagonist; she makes tough decisions in this book, and the great thing about it is that she acknowledges how tough these decisions are. She realizes that she is in a ridiculous situation (Take notes, Bella Swan!) and she has a real internal struggle about it.

Also, Kate doesn't immediately fall in love with Henry. I like to picture her giving him angry glares for most of the book; that's what I would do. She really doesn't like him very much and it takes a long time for her to warm up to him.

Bottom Line: I loved it, and am now anxiously awaiting the next book, Goddess, Interrupted.

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