THE GODDESS TEST By Aimee Carter [Review]
I was interested in picking up The Goddess Test after reading a bit of the synopsis. It sounded intriguing and also seemed to be getting a lot of interest over the book blogosphere.
The Goddess Test tells the story of Kate and her dying mother, who as a last wish to her mother move back to her childhood home. As Kate is sort of settling in this new foreign place and starts going to school, a tragic event turns her life around.
When everything seems lost, she meets Henry, a mysterious man who claims to be Hades, god of the Underwold. After a few meetings, Kate eventually makes a bargain with him that will keep her mother alive, but requires that Kate passes seven tests. Unfortunately, Kate has no idea what any of these tests will entail and whether she is prepared for what comes next should she succeed.
It was really easy to get into the story of The Goddess Test because things pick up pretty fast and we get right into the meat of the story. Kate is a fun character to follow throughout as she deals with the new world she is being exposed to.
There are a few other characters that make up the story, but none as important and interesting as Henry of course. What would a YA book be without a dark, tortured, mysterious male love interest, right? And Henry gives us just that. I think that what is nice about Henry is that not everything about him and his work is revealed in this book, especially since it is the first book in the Goddess Test series, so that leaves a lot to look forward to.
But speaking of series, sometimes it can get a bit tiring to start all these books without ever getting a real ending. However I loved that The Goddess Test actually gives us a satisfying ending by not only revealing some of the answers to the mysteries set up throughout the story, but also putting an end to this chapter in the overall series. And while there are many places to go from here, I wasn’t left frustrated that I had to wait a year or two to find out what happens next.
And that’s not the only thing that was great about the ending. The best part is that I never saw the big reveal coming and it was so brilliant and original, it really threw me in for a loop. I honestly cannot wait to read the second book in the series and find out where Aimee Carter is going to take all these characters next.
I had a great time reading the book from cover to cover and had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to find out what was going to happen next, especially with all these mysterious tests. And so with that said, I would definitely recommend The Goddess Test for all YA fans.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Harlequin | Pages: 304 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon