Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter


Book Summery (via 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 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.
Book Review:
Oh my goddess! What an AWESOME book! First off, Carter gets extra points for basing this book in Michigan (my home state)...W00T! W00T! Secondly, did I mention that this book ROCKED?! I was hooked from page one. It was seriously that good. I eagerly devoured it in two sittings. I most likely would have only needed one, but my pesky job got in the way. ;) This character-driven novel kept the pages flying. Kate is absolutely adorable, she makes a wonderful main character. Told from her perspective, Carter's debut novel takes the reader on a journey of loss, hope, love, betrayal, and endurance. What I love most about Kate is that she is real. She deals with some tough decisions, acknowledging that life isn't fair or easy. But, she perseveres. She instills hope where there is only despair...light, where there is only darkness. She is the kind of character I like read and root for! As wonderful as Kate is, the entire cast of characters are downright sensational and diverse. Overall, I really enjoyed this Greek mythology infused modern-day fairy tale. I wait on the edge of my seat for the next installment, Goddess Interrupted. For more information on Aimee Carter, check out her website.

Favorite Quote:
"I spent my eighteenth birthday driving from New York City to Eden, Michigan, so my mother could die in the town she was born. Nine hundred and fifty-four miles of asphalt, knowing every sign we passed brought me closer to what would undoubtedly be the worst day of my life.

As far as birthdays go, I wouldn't recommend it." (p. 12)

Cover Art Commentary:
Very fitting. The leaves and the girl's outfit highly accentuates the Greek mythology overtones.

Overall Rating:


  1. Hmm I've read mixed reviews about The Goddess Test. You sound so enthusiastic about it in your review and I'll probably be reading this to see for myself.

  2. Oh my gosh I am so excited for this. I love mythology and especially when it's applied to fiction. This sounds great and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  3. yay! I love that you think it was awesome. You got me all excited to read this book. Have I mentioned that I love Greek mythology and modern-day fairy tales! :)

  4. Oh my goodness Lily I loved this book, even though it was light teen fluff I thought it was so fun reading. :)

  5. Can't wait to read this one. Sounds so fun!

  6. Oh wow. This is already on my "read soon" list, but this makes me want to read it now! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte