The Goddess Test

Title: The Goddess Test

SubTitle: Book I in The Goddess Test series

Publisher: Harlequin

Imprint: Harlequin TEEN

Pub Date: 26th April 2011

ISBN: 9780373210268

Author: Aimée Carter

I’m a sucker for fairy tales as well as mythologies, and so when I spotted this book up for review in Netgalley, I requested it immediately without any second thoughts.

I was not disappointed with this fresh, modern take on the tale of Persephone and Hades. Unlike the original Persephone, the protagonist here was given more life to her character and more courage instead of just the kidnapped bride of the God of the Underworld.

Very refreshing tale, and inspiring though the ending dissapoint me a little bit.

I rate this book 3.5 our of 5 stars. I received this ARC from Harlequin via Netgalley, and I was not compensated in any ways for writing this review.

Book description

EVERY GIRL who has taken the test has DIED.

Not it’s KATE’S TURN.

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 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…

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