Thursday, June 21, 2012

Goddess Test ~ Aimee Carter

2011 Debut Author
Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Pub Date: April 2011
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
293 pages
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From 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 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...

Ginny's Rules for Reading The Goddess Test

1. Do not read this with any preconceived notions of Greek Mythology
2. Do not read the list of Gods in the back of the book (it will ruin parts)
3. Remember: this is FICTION and is supposed to be fun

If you remember these 3 rules you should be good to go!

I enjoyed this book. I read some of the negative reviews, but I honestly and thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Persephone and Hades myth has always fascinated me, which is what this book follows. Kate is given a choice-to save her mother and come to Eden Mansion to face a series of tests, or, let her mom die. What's a girl to do. Kate has to pass seven tests. Interestingly enough, these seven tests are the Seven Deadly Sins.

I thought the mixture of mythology and Christianity, and really other religions was well played. It was not overdone, and reminded me of some of my studies in my mythology course from college.

And now I am off to read the next book, Goddess Interrupted.

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