Love & Immortality... Book Review of The Goddess Test.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hi Everyone!!! Today I'm super excited to share with you my book review of The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter!

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. (Summary from goodreads.)

I'm very picky when it comes to mythological re-tellings. Maybe it's because I'm obsessed with it and sort of a mythology buff. And in my opinion, only a few books have really done The Immortal Olympians justice. Destined by Jessie Harrell, The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordian, and now I can add The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter to that list.

At the beginning, I didn't think I was going to like this book. Now, I can honestly say, I am sooooo glad that I kept on reading. Because it was awesome.

My favorite part. The way Carter depicted Hades. (Hades is my favorite God out of the Olympians BTW.)He has evolved over the years and no longer goes by Hades, and he goes by Henry instead. And Henry has this mysterious, yet haunting appeal to his persona. Inside, he is just and genuine and cares for Kate deeply.

Every time I turned the page, I felt like I was receiving a gift. Carter did an excellent job of unraveling Henry's layers. There is so much more to a character than what they appear to be on the outside. I was deeply engrossed from chapter two on and I mentally pulled for Kate and Henry the whole way through.

The Goddess Test was a fascinating, thrilling, and romantic re-telling of the Hades and Persephone myth. In the end, I adored it.

If you are a mythology lover, like me. You NEED to read this. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.



  1. khashway said...:

    I love mythology. I'll definitely be reading this.

  1. Great review! B/c of YOU, I've now added a ton of greek mythology books to my kindle LOL. I was so disappointed to see the other one you mention, DESTINED, doesn't come out until November!! I'm itching to read that one! LOL Patience is a virtue right? :-)

    Thanks for the review

  1. Oh I love the idea of Henry being Hades. <3 mythology.

  1. Nikki said...:

    I really wanted to read this and starcrossed..Have you read that one yet? Pop by my blog and say hi!!

  1. Lola7384 said...:


    Haven't read Starcrossed yet either, but it's on my list of must reads... Definitely.

  1. OKay - this is one where I'm totally going to cheat and ask people if THIS ending is the HEA that I WANT it to be before reading. I know, I know . . . I'm totally lame. It's a mood thing.
    Just finished rough draft of a book with a pretty mixed ending, so yeah, I need me some happy :D

  1. thanks so much for the DESTINED shout out! I hate that I was on vacation and couldn't thank you earlier. And yes -- get to reading Starcrossed. IMO it started a little slow, but I absolutely could not put it down (almost like Twilight-level addicting) once I get into it.

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