Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Source:  Purchased

My Summary:

Kate's mother is dying.  The only thing she wants is to return to her home town for her final days, so that's where Kate is taking her, minus an father she has never met.  At eighteen, trying to go to school and take care of her mom is all Kate can handle.  But then she meets Henry and he offers her more time with her mom - time to say goodbye, something Kate has put off too long, Kate can't help but agree.  Of course what Henry wants in return is ... well a lot.  It does involve spending time with him and as she gets to know him, she can't help but develop feelings.  The problem is that Henry is really not Henry at all and he loves someone else.  Will this help Kate deal with the death of her mother, cause her more pain or end in her death?

My Thoughts:

4 stars - a great read

I love books about the Greek Gods even when the Gods don't act like you might expect.  This book is full of those Gods and I really loved the different twist Aimee had with them.

I loved Henry.  I'm really excited to read book two and see what happens with him.  He's not quite what I would have expected and that was part of the reason I really loved this book.  Everyone was different than their stereotyped characters with just a little bit of the myth.  Henry was dark and mysterious but gentle and kind.  His heart is broken.  Who can resist that?  Not me for sure!

Kate was incredible.  In one scene, she made the right choice when making the wrong one would have been so easy and most people would have.  I love her for that.  She takes care of her dying mother with no father around. She really had to grow up very quickly.  She needs to rely on all of that strength to pass the tests that the council has in mind.  I enjoyed her a lot.

The story is strong and I found myself wondering what would happen next.  I figured out a few things but a couple twists really surprised me.  I like that.

If you have been resisting this one, stop.  This is a great read for YA lovers.


  1. I still need to read this. I'm starting to get a little more into the Greek gods in stories.

  2. I love stories about Greek Gods too. I am going to be starting this book when I finish reading Intangible. (I should have finished last night, but you know...twitter lol) The characters sound great, and I love when a book can surprise me. It's not that often that it happens. Awesome review Valerie!!

  3. When I first heard of The Goddess Test I was like yes please. Especially since it is based off of the Hades/Persephone myth, I just love Greek Mythology. Such an amazing story with great characters. Henry I totally fell in love with, my favortie part being when he got the puppy for him and Kate that was so sweet. Kate was really tough and brave, fighting to keep everyone safe and also fighting for what she wanted. I can't wait to see where this series goes in Goddess Interrupted.