Thursday, 10 March 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

EVERY GIRL who has taken the test has DIED.

Now it's KATE'S TURN.

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.

If she fails...

Release Date 26th April 2011

The idea of this book instantly stood out to me. It was just so different from all the other books out there, not that I don't love me some werewolves or vampires or witches etc. But Greek Mythology has always intrigued me, so this seemed really interesting.

I like the twist that Aimée put on the classic mythology and I really liked the characters of Kate and her mom. The storyline of Kate having to come to terms with her mother's impending death and, once they're in Eden having everyone know about it, is really heart wrenching. I'd hate to have everyone treating you special and constantly pitying you because they knew your bad news, it's the main reason I'd hate to live in tiny town or village.

I thought I'd worked out the ending about halfway through the book but I was entirely wrong! I loved that, lol. I hate when I know the baddie/twist/whatever before it's revealed, it makes it less exciting.

This is the first book I've read from Aimée Carter and it certainly won't be the last. I can't wait for the sequel!

Book Depository: The Goddess Test
Amazon UK: The Goddess Test

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