Released: April 19, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304 pages
Author Site: Aimee Carter
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.My emotions were all over the place while reading The Goddess Test. I felt sorrow for Kate and what she was going thru with her mother and having to move to a new town..new school..ect and then to be teased and taunted by a girl at school, Ava, who thinks Kate is after her boyfriend Dylan. (insert eyeroll)
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.
This has got to be one of my most favorite books! I just couldn't put it down until I was done reading it! I have never really cared for mythology very much but Aimee puts a spin on it that intrigues me and I found myself falling in love with Hades (Henry) the God of the Dead. Henry is just as lost and sad as Kate and I couldn't help but want them to hook up and find an incredible love amongst themself but love is never that simple.
I loved the "tests" Kate had to endure especially once I found out what they were based on and the total surprises that were revealed but my lips are sealed now. If you wanna know more your gonna have to check it out!