Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Every girl who has taken the test has died. Now it's Kate's turn. 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...

Publishes in US:  Apr. 26th 2011
Source: Netgalley 
Series? Yes. This is 1st book. The 2nd Goddess Interrupted releases Feb 2012 

    I didn’t much care for prologue, but the first chapter sucked me right in. I liked her voice and it set up what was going on quickly.
    Kate is a wonderful MC. She is selfless and strong. James is hilarious. Bottle of ketchup indeed. Though I laughed, I can honestly see my little girl doing that… James is awesome in the beginning of the story, he endears himself to me immediately. The support he shows for Kate and how he’s there for her, believing her and by her side. Swoon. 
Henry is mysterious. He never does what I expect, but I come to like him more and more. I don’t know what to think about Ava the whole time. I'd be annoyed and suspicious and then I'd really like her. 
    My goodness this is an emotional book. Not a bad thing, but yeah.  
I haven’t read Greek mythology or books that are based on it before, but this is such a well done idea, and wonderfully executed. 
     Just when I think I know what’s going on in the story—things surprise me. There are twists that I didn’t expect, and I’m constantly like Kate, wanting to know more, and a little weary to find out. 
     This is really seamlessly and beautifully woven story. The ending is wrapped up well, but I’m still anxious for more time with these characters and to get my hands on the next book. 

I'd love to hear what you think of this book and/or my review
Here's my video review:


  1. Glad you liked it. I didn't really care for it. The characters seemed flat and the romance forced.
    I was annoyed at the end when she met her (you know who) and then she didn't ask any questions about her father, etc. dude, she's a half blood. Her reaction just didn't make any sense.

    Sorry... and the mythology was off. Just off. Since when do the "gods" care about gluttony? The 7 deadly sins?

  2. I've hrard so many things about this book, both good and bad, many thanks for your view.

  3. I just finished this one! Kate bothered me a little in the beginning with her moping and constant self-sacrifice, but somewhere around halfway when she decided to really try to win Henry's affections, I grew to really like her and by the end I was a big fan:) I can't wait for the next book to see how Kate and Henry are going to handle seeing one another again after the summer! Nice review Brandi:)

  4. I really loved this book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I can't wait to read this book! I love unexpected twists! They always make me go OH NO! What just happened! hahaha. Great Review! Thanks!

  6. Glad you liked it! I looved it too! Really seeing quite a few books that are having Greek mythology these days and I'm totally loving all of them! I'm a big Greek mythology lover!

  7. I'm obsessed with greek mythology so I'm looking forward to reading this one!

  8. Sounds like an interesting read. I'll check it out soon. Great review and happpy reading:)


  9. Great review! James sounds like an awesome character.

  10. Oh, I forgot to mention James in my review. I really liked him as well. And the ketchup! Hahaha.

  11. This one sounds fabulous! It's nice to see that the MC was a great character...Wonderful review :)

  12. Oh boy I can't wait to read this one. Glad it has your stamp of approval. I adore Greek Mythology so have no doubt I'll be sucked right into this story. Great review :)

  13. Hope you get around to it soon Tammy--I hope you'll like it :)


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