Friday, December 20, 2013

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

I really enjoy being on Christmas break and that's because it gives me the chance to catch up on some reading. As I'm working through my story preparing it to send to agents in January I decided to take a break from editing and do some reading this weekend. I had bought the whole series a long time ago and finally took the time to read it.

Every girl who had taken the test has died. Now it's Kate's turn.
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 that 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.
If she fails..

I've been a big fan of the Greek mythology trend. I really liked the one by Josephine Angelini. I had bought all the books when the last one in the series was released and now that I am on break from school I finally had time to read it. Kate's mother was diagnosed with cancer and her final request was for her and Kate to return to the town where she grew up. When she has to save her enemy from drowning she makes a deal with Henry who's agreed to spare her friend in exchange for Kate spending six months out of the year with him. Kate agrees. In order for Kate to be with Henry and help him rule the Underworld she has to pass tests.

From most of the young adult books dealing with Greek mythology I thought this one was a fresh take from most of them. I really liked Henry who was actually Hades, I thought he was really hot sounding with his silver grey eyes. I really enjoyed this book, and even though I read the last two books in the series I thought the series just took a downfall. The first book in the series was the best.