The Goddess Test by Aimee CarterTuesday, July 10, 2012
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
Source: publisher-Thanks, Harlequin!
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EVERY GIRL WHO HAS TAKEN THE TEST HAS DIED.Kate’s mother is on the brink of death and Kate does everything in her power to make her comfortable. That includes, of course, moving to the small town where her mother grew up to make her feel more at home. Kate enrolls into the school there, which she discovers is filled with all sorts of characters. As a new-kid prank, Ava brings her to the edge of a scary mansion’s property but the prank is no longer funny when people are getting hurt. Henry, the owner of the mansion, strikes up a deal with Kate. But Kate does not fully understand what she just signed up to do. The Goddess Test takes Greek myths to a new level, mixes them up, and gives the readers an awesome recipe of entertainment.
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 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.
IF SHE FAILS...--Goodreads
This book was fantastic! I am not one of those people who love Greek mythology, but I respect it. I read Percy Jackson and loved Disney’s Hercules movie. I’m taking a class next semester about Greek myths. I do not love the myths, but I find them interesting. When I heard that this book had aspects of Greek mythology in it, I was hesitant because there are so many “fanfictions” out there devoted to myths and I thought this probably is one of them. I was dead wrong. The Goddess Test takes you on a wild ride of matchmaking: what Hades needs to do to find a wife. This is a fresh taste of any myth I have ever heard of. And, as a reader, you do not even need the slightest familiarity with Greek myths because Carter describes this new story in a way that explains the myths perfectly.
Rating:“’How did it happen this time?’”-The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter, p. 7