Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter



Book Reviewed: The Goddess Test
Author of the Book: Aimee Carter
Expected Publication: April 26th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Recommended Ages: 12 and Older
Type: Young Adult Fiction
Page Count: 297 Pages
Date Finished: April 2, 2011
Reviewer: Roshini
Acquired: Netgalley

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. (Via Goodreads)

Review:

The Goddess Test was a book that I would die to be be in! Pun intended. Kate is driven into a world that is filled with secrets, mythology (history to Kate), and lies. A read that is hard is forget, The Goddess Test is a book you can not seem to unglue from your palms until you reach the very last word in it.

Aimee Carter has a unique talent of exceptionally weaving together Greek mythology and modern day concepts. With a twist at every chapter she has your mind reeling for more and more.

Kate, the main character has many predicaments in life. Her mother is dying from cancer, she has moved to Eden, and the tantalizing deal that she makes with Henry. She has to stay with Henry just like Persephone did before she fell for a mortal and then eventually died with the mortal. If she does this she can stay with her mother longer.

The plot really begins when Kate moves in with Henry and is informed of the tests that randomly happen which will decide if she can become immortal and stay with Henry. She must escape the dangers of a murder and pass the tests. Along the way she falls for Henry.

The only thing that was kind of annoying in the book was how easily malleable Kate was to the people around her. She would listen to whatever anyone in the mansion told her to do. This made her sound less like an independent heroine.

The Goddess Test, in all was a pleasant and fantastic read for me. It will amaze all those avid readers who open it. They will find a book that is filled to the brim with romance, Greek mythology, and a tad bit of action.

My Take on the Cover: The green shades of the forestry in the back do wonders to pull out the girl in the white dress. I love how it shows her on the floor, deep in thought with the peculiar expression on her face. The Greek mythology is evident with the design on the half covered borders. The font also points a finger straight at Greek culture. The cover is mesmerizing and a perfect fit to the novel.

Rating:

5: Incredible, Can not put down until finished!


1 comment:

  1. Isn't the cover just gorgeous! It's very dreamy. And your review was great! I love reading books that involve mythology. I find them very interesting.

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