The Goddess Test
Author: Aimée Carter
Release Date:April 19, 2011
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.
This. Book. Was. Great!
I absolutely LOVE modern books with the Ancient Greek Gods in it (I’m sort of in that phase right now). This book was just the right thing to read.
I liked how all of the characters who were supposed to be the Gods had completely regular, everyday names. If you hadn’t read the ‘Guide of Gods’ in the back, it’d keep you guessing. Kate seemed like a completely normal girl.
I also like that Henry kept looking over and over for the right person, and that Kate never gave up, no matter what. You could tell how much they loved each other.
I have let two of my friends and my sister read this book (of mine), and they have all absolutely loved it. We can’t wait to read Aimée’s next book, Goddess Interrupted.
Anybody who loves to read young adult romance and adventure books should read this; I am giving my full-out personal recommendation.