Monday, June 13, 2011

The First Review Ever on This Blog: The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
My rating: 7
Book Description:
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:
    First things first, I am a huge fan of Greek mythology. Really big fan so I knew I was going to like this book even before I started reading it. So my thoughts on the Goddess test? This book is a perfect summer read. It is a light read and not a super long book. There is like 300 pages, but the Goddess Test just kept me hooked the whole through so it kinda felt like 250 pages.
    I loved the characters of this book especially Henry. Kate was great too, but sometimes I just wanted to shake her and say live your own life. What else??? Oh! I thought it was really cool in the end with all the characters and the romance in the novel was perfect, simply perfect.
    The only real con to this book is that it is predictable. Not super predictable, but I could guess what was going to happen 3-5 pages before it did. There were a few surprises though that I do not think I saw coming. Another con was the tests. I thought they were going to be like the triwizard tournament, but no they were hidden. So don't get your hopes up on that.
    Overall the Goddess Test was a great read. It kinda felt like it was Greek Mythology meets Beauty and the Beast(Disney version). Like sick mom, has to find a bride instead of finding true love like in B&B, etc. (I don't want to give a way anything else). Any fan of Greek mythology and Tera Lynn Childs will love this book. I hope this was a great first review!


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