Monday, January 21, 2013

Review The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Published: April 19th, 2011 (Harlequin)
Pages: 293
Source: bought
Goddess Test #1

Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis 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 that 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.

I love books based on Greek mythology and this one was absolutely amazing! The Goddess Test tells the story of Kate. Her mom is dying and she would do anything to keep her around longer. When she meets Henry that comes as a real possibility, but not for free. Kate has to spend six months of the year in Henry's house. She agrees and she has to past the seven tests to become Queen of the Underworld, alongside Henry. 

I love Kate. She first meets Henry when one of her 'friends' plays a cruel trick on her and dies in the process. Henry brings her back to live in exchange for Kate's presence during the winter months. Kate hesitates, but she doesn't want anyone getting hurt because of her, so in the end she agrees. And that's what I admire most about her. She cares so much for other people. She puts everything aside for the people she loves (or not). 

I didn't like Henry at all in the beginning of the story. He just seemed so mean, but that changes and in the end I grew fond of him. Like I said I love stories based on Greek mythology and I loved getting to know Aimee Carter's version of Hades. 

I have this annoying habit to want to know halfway through the story how many pages the book has exactly. That way I found out way too early who the Gods and Goddesses were. So a tip, don't look at the last pages of the books, it will ruin the end for you! 

Kate has to pass seven tests to become Queen of the Underworld and make sure Henry won't fade away. Kate doesn't know what the tests are and when they take place. As a reader you also don't know what exactly is happening and that's what makes this story really hard to put down. 

Aimee Carter has an awesome writing style and I wanted to kick myself for not reading The Goddess Test sooner! After finishing it I immediately downloaded The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test #0.5) and that was also amazing! I can't get enough of this series! I'm starting the second book soon!


  1. Ahh cool! I remember really liking this book! For some reason I haven't continued it yet. I completely agree with you, books with mythology in them are just so... cool! I seriously love most of them! I like your review :) it's very honest!

  2. I've been waiting too long for this book. After reading Everneath, I'm now having a mythology kick, so I will pick this one up soon (I hope :p) Great review and happy reading with part two :D


  3. Oh no! You semi-ruined it for yourself. I had no idea which was which when I was reading this book.

    Reading your review you've made me more anxious to read the third book in this series!

  4. I have the same habit and looked at the last pages too. Kinda ruined the book for myself, but still I really liked it!


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