Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test
Aimee Carter
293 pages
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Kate's mother is about to die, so they move back to her mother's childhood home so she can die in peace.  While there Kate meets some mysterious people, in particular a man named Henry who can bring people back from the dead - for a price.  Now Kate has to pay that price in an attempt to save her mother's life.

I was drawn in right away by the plot of the book, how could I not be when so much seemed to be on the line for so many different people.  Once Kate arrives at the manner, I was really drawn in.  For some reasons I love books where the heroine is forced into living situation with the male protagonist (Wither by Lauren DeStefano comes to mind, as well as several adult romance novels.)  I liked the concept of the tests Kate has to pass and I really liked that she didn't know what they were or when they were happening.  That's a true test - when you don't even know it's happening.

Of course, the Greek mythology aspect of the book was great.  It's not something you see every day in this YA world filled with vampires and fallen angels, and that was greatly appreciated.  I took a course on mythology when I was in college, so this really brought some great myths back to mind as I was reading.

I'll just add one more thing: I should have seen the ending coming, even though I didn't.  I can't say any more than that!

I really loved this book!  I thought it wrapped up really well, but I'm still excited to see what happens next in Goddess Interrupted when it comes out in March.  Maybe there will be an advanced copy on NetGalley for me to check out when the time comes ;)  Read this book!

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