The Goddess Test (The Goddess Test #1) by Aimee Carter

Pages: 297
Published: 19th April 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy, Retelling, Myths

Every girl who has taken the test has died.

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.....


The Goddess Test is nothing short of Amazing! It's fantastic and unique. And its Aimee's debut novel. Seriously you wouldn't think it was a debut novel.

Th Goddess Test is a retelling of Persephone. The Greek Queen of the Underworld. I am not a big fan of retellings in general. However, this has me hooked and I sat and read in about five hours. The story follows Kate, as she and her mom move to a smal town called Eden, a dying request from her mother. As Kate tries to settle into life in Eden her life is turned upside down by a prank that goes horribly wrong.

I really felt for Kate. She has been looking after her sick mother since she was a freshman. At first I couldn't really connect with her. I don't really know why. However, within a couple of chapters I started to like her. She is a very strong main character. She has her head screwed on properly and all she wants is to spend time with her mom. So when she arrives at her first day of school she very quickly befriends James. I really liked James. He was a nice person who geniunely seem to care for Kate.  When Kate meets Henry everything changes for her. Henry comes across quite brooding. At first there is no romantic link between Kate and Henry but as the story unfold we learn more about him and Kate finds herself falling for him. The character that really suprised me was Ava. I can't really say too much about Ava without major spoilers but she at didn't like Kate then she does a complete 180 and I actually began to like her.

Now I haven't read any books that involve retelling of Greek Mythology and the Gods. I know of some of the Gods from watching movies and such. However, it wasn't really an area that really interested me. When I first seen The Goddess Test. I did a little research about the story and decided it sounded pretty interesting so I'd give it a whirl. So glad I did. Aimee has took the Greek Gods and put her own spin on it.

Overall, The Goddess Test is fresh, unique and beautiful written. With twists and turn you seriously will not see coming and it will have you begging for the next installement.

Rate: 5/5

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  1. This sounds very interesting. Is it more like human stories based off of Greek mythology or are there actual gods? It sounds more like human characters from your description.

  2. The Gods are actually in it. I can't really say alot without giving anything away. Aimee has just put her own twist on them.

  3. I read this based on your review, I LOVED it! I didn't read the review fully just the 5/5 rating because I wanted to be surprised and I was! It was such a different story and I whipped through it in less than a day!

  4. I am looking forward to getting this book! I should be getting it soon :) I keep looking up reviews for it and I have yet to see a bad review!!! Thank you for more positive feedback. Makes me feel better about my ordered choice!!

  5. i loved this book, definitly in my top 20 reads of the year could even be in the top 5. loved your review as always :)

  6. I read this book based on your review I had never heard of it before, It was AWESOME!!

    Cant wait for "Goddess Interrupted"


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