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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Review: The Goddess Test

Title: The Goddess Test
Series: Goddess Test # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"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 now 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..."

I loved this book! The way it was told with Greek mythology had me intrigued and hooked all at the same time. In fact, as soon as I started the book, I refused to put it down. Ms. Carter's world that she has written is to die for!!

Alright I admit it. I am all for dark, cute, boys who need the guidance of a innocence girl to help them be who they are. I fell in love with Henry as soon as I met him. He was not at all what they said he was but something more. Kate is amazing character who brought out the best in him. She gave him hope and strength where he could not find it. She brought light and happiness to his life and made him smile. Their relationship is one I liked watching because you saw both of them let down their guards and be with each other. The love that Ms. Carter written will last me a lifetime.

The plot intertwined with Greek mythology is super awesome! I always loved learning about Greek mythology in school, so books with this stuff in it makes me giddy. The way Ms. Carter describe all the gods with a modern theme was good. I enjoyed learning about the gods and goddesses. I especially enjoyed learning more about Henry and his past. As a reader, you watch all the pieces of Henry's story come together, you are drawn into his life and see things through his eyes. Ms. Carter did a great job describing his world, his feelings, his every being. I even liked seeing him angry. The fire in his eyes is simply fantastic!

If you want to read a great Greek mythology story with a hurt, dark man, read this book. I can guarantee that once you start this book, you will not want to finish it.

There was sex (not fully describe just enough to know what happen) and some cursing.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I enjoyed this one as well, though I had hoped there would be a little more mythology woven in. I adore Greek Mythology but it was a much more subtle element than I expected. I liked Henry too, I'm always a sucker for the dark and brooding types:) Can't wait for book 2!

  2. This sounds so good! I got it for review on Netgalley too can't wait to check it out, great review :)

  3. Sweet! I have this on the ol' tbr and I can't wait to get to it. Yes, I want to see how swoon-worthy those boys are! Oh, and the mythology isn't bad either... lol

  4. I love Greek Mythology. Glad this one is worth the read. :)

  5. I agree with you totally on this one. It was a great book.

  6. Great review! Thank you for the honest feedback! I cannot wait to read this pick! :D


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