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Friday, November 25, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)

Author: Aimee Carter

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 293

Reviewed by: Pat

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.

My Thoughts

'The Goddess Test' was okay. It was something I would enjoy but at the same time not enjoy. While I read this book, my thoughts were mixed. I could go on and on about how I liked the book and didn't enjoy it but I'll try not to keep saying it over and over.

I liked the concept of the Goddess Test and the plot was good. There were chapters that made me want to read the book some more but there were some chapters that I felt were a bit slow (either that was the book or I just read it in times that I was bored) The characters were great but there were some characters that didn't really impress me. My favorite character had to be Calliope. I don't know why but I just felt attached to her and I felt bad for her towards the end of the book. I also liked Kate but there were some parts of her personality that I didn't like. For example, I didn't like the way she treated the character, Sofia. I thought she was being rude to her, especially when Sophia was being nice to her. I also thought she was a bit harsh on two other characters, James and Ava.

I love Greek Mythology so when there were parts about the gods that I didn't think was right, I couldn't help but correct it in my head. I got over it (a little bit) since I thought it was up to the author's imagination if she wanted to change some parts of the myths but then I hoped it stuck to the myths a bit. But I like its take on Greek mythology.

Overall, the book was okay for me though I wish I could have liked it more. But I think I'll give this series another chance by reading it's sequel, 'Goddess Interrupted'.


  1. I felt the same way about The Goddess Test. I think I liked it because it's about Hades and Persephone, which is my favorite Greek myth, but the story itself didn't impress me. Kate was a good character, as was Henry, but everyone else just annoyed me, lol. But, like you, I will be reading the sequel, because I did enjoy this book. I just felt like it was so anti-climactic, you know? I was expecting this rigorous tests that Kate would have to pass, but... they fell flat.

    Anyway, great review, I totally agree. :)

  2. I still have to read this one soon. I love greek mythology too. Shame that it wasn't as good as the cover <3

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  3. @Ashley: Yeah, I was expecting the tests to probably have a bit of action but then it made me kind of slump on my seat. But, yeah, I still did enjoy it.
    @Giselle: I agree, the cover was nice. But read it anyway, you might enjoy it.


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