Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Releas Date: April 19, 2011
Rating: 3.5/5

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now 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.

If she fails...

Short Review:

Simply beautiful. I love Greek Mythology, just as much as the next person and when I first read the synopsis I just had to read it and I'm glad I did. I really absolutely enjoyed this book. Just everything about it from the characters, plot, and writing itself was awesome. I'm still Giddy from reading it :). The characters weren't all what expected. I loved them but I really wish there was more to her characters especially Henry, Ella, and Ava. You only get bits and pieces of them but not the whole thing, just only what makes a character, which is the basics. Some characters you don't really get the full detail of them until the last 50 or so pages, which felt a little rushed. Kate I really enjoyed, but I felt she was a bit too whiny, witty, a little funny, smart, and brave yes, but always expect a little more from everyone around her.That was the main reason it's a 3.5/5. Plus I always thought Hades to be, well what he's known for, a bad guy. Not the oh so charming, gentlemenm cute and patient guy I really enjoyed. The plot had a lot of twist and turns and a lot of small hints here and there letting you know something or someone is about to come or happen. With the ending though I kind of wasn't satisfied. I wanted more than just a simple ending. I wanted something that made me want to look forward to the next book or at least something that was shocking instead of a simple ending. It had some new stuff added to the greek mythology which I loved. To me and I'm pretty sure it's just me but it felt like it had a hint of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice feel to it on some parts. The Goddess Test was a romantic, enjoyable, and beautiful debut and I can't wait for the next book which comes out in 2012.

Note: Sorry this is a short and not thourough review. I went to see Beastly and it clouded my thoughts since I finished the book earlier this morning and didn't review it then :(.

Quotes:

"Sometimes we misjudge what is possible and what is not."
— Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test)

"I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too."
— Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test)
(My favorite Scene)

3 comments:

  1. Great review. Maybe I will pick this up at the library. I really like how you describe the characters.
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  2. Thanks and your so welcome :)

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  3. Thanks for the great review. I like the quotes you pulled.

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