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August 10, 2011

Review of The Goddess Test

The Summary (Via 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.
My Review 
Being a lover of Mythology, I already knew I would love this book. Being a girl who reads tons of reviews, knew this book was going to be an amazing read. Even though I could tell I was going to like it, I tried to enter the book without any preconceptions of how great it was, so I wouldn't be disappointed just incase....and let me tell you I was anything but ! 
      Aimee Carter did a fantastic job twisting and creating a whole new "groove" to Greek Mythology. By tweaking myths in a way that the myths were still the same, but just had more depth and feel. Until about the end i had no clue which god was who (except for Henry, Ella, and Theo) , which made the book interesting to read. While reading it was difficult to figure out what will happen ( which is a good thing) except for the general, the lead girl and lead male will be together, etc.
      The lead female protagonist, Kate, was also very inspiring. She was brave, strong, and willing. Her bravery was not for slaying a dragon, but it was much more, she let her mother die (for her mothers good- she basically let her go when she could not be cured), she agreed to take tests given my the Council (of Gods) so she can keep her mother alive a bit longer, she saves a "friend" even though she tried to kill her, and well there's a lot more. In many reviews i saw people didn't like Kate- Well I'm the complete opposite. I felt she was a strong female role, who wasn't always complaining when her dream guy wasn't around. 
      While reading, I fell in-love with Henry, but not as much as other Male characters in other books. Henry is the God of the Underworld aka Hades, looks 22-ish, and should be a male model. He doesn't express his feelings to much but while reading you can see his love for Kate. Henry may be everything Godly, but I can't find him swoon worthy (being millions of years old really doesn't help). BUT! There is also James, aka Hermes. He may not be the hottest man alive, but for some reason i felt more attracted to him then Henry. His actions made him a sweetheart. I could tell he had feelings for Kate, and he tried everything to protect her. 
     Overall this was a great read, and i can't wait for....
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)

      I would rate the Goddess Test a 4.5/5 because, it wasn't perfect, but it was enjoyable, unique, fun, and well a great read. :) 


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