Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Book Review: The Goddess Test

Book: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Genre: Fantasy(Mythology, Romance (YA)
Rating: 4/5
Page Count: 293
Favorite Character: I think Kate's mom, which is kind of random, but I really liked her. And Henry, of course.

Plot: (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 suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.



At first it was a little hard to get through, not because it was bad by any standards, but it was just different. I really enjoyed this book as a whole, though. I love Greek Mythology, any mythology really, and all of these retellings are just amazing. And I like that this one isn't really a retelling of the Persephone/Hades myth. I mean, it is, but it's a whole different story.

I really liked all the characters and, while there is a list of who is who, I had a bit too much fun trying to figure out which one was which. Henry was very dark and tortured, but he wasn't really that dark, just dark to kind of hold people at arm's length really.

On the whole, this was a really good book. The characters were interesting and real, the retelling aspect was done well, and the writing was enjoyable. So if you like Greek Mythology, or even if you don't, I'd suggest giving this one a try.

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