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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)

Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test, #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Challenge: None
Format: Paperback
Pages: 293
Published: 4/19/2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Local Library
My Rating: * *
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 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 bargains, 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 suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

I can honestly say "I TRIED!" But, please forgive me, Ms. Carter, and anyone else who liked The Goddess Test, but I detested this book! My blog. My opinion. No matter how hard I tried, I could not enjoy it. By the end, I was rushing to finish the book, and returned it to the library as soon as I was finished(I even had to pay a late fee).

Why didn't I like this book? Kate was whiny, selfish, and clingy. Henry was a complete BORE. How was he sexy? When I read the description I was thinking, "Hey, the love interest is Hades, sounds good." But by the end, I was thinking, "Uh....how is he supposed to be sexy? Please let this be over!"

I could go on ranting forever, but I will admit three good points. Diana. I loved her. I want to you what happens with her, but she was interesting. James. A pretty cool guy. Loved that he always had the earphones. Lastly, I semi-enjoyed approximately the last 50 pages of the book. A few surprises. Although, my judgment was clouded with the joy of almost finishing the book.

Overall, I do not recommend this book at all. But, who am I to judge? Maybe this book is something you'll like, but you won't hear good things about The Goddess Test from me. Why then did I give it two stars? I was feeling generous, and like I said previously, I did enjoy the last 50 pages, or 1/4 of the book. I may or may not pick up the second book, Goddess Interuppted in February 2012, depending on if I have much better books to read or not, because right now, this series is at the bottom of the pile. I think I'll stick to the Percy Jackson series for Greek mythology.

About the Author:

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing fan fiction at eleven, began her first original story four years later, and hasn’t stopped writing since. Her first novel for young adults, The Goddess Test, will be published by Harlequin Teen in May 2011. The sequel, Goddess Interrupted, will follow in February 2012.


  1. Wow! Did not expect that! Most everyone has recommended this book to me and I finally got it and couldn't wait to start reading it! Still, it's always nice to have an alternate opinion.

  2. You're right, most people like the book, but I just couldn't warm up to it. To each their own.


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