Friday, March 25, 2011

Book Review: The Goddess Test

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimée Carter

Release Date: April 26, 2011

Source: NetGalley

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...

My Thoughts: During the first chapters I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book or not. The writing felt a bit to simple, with too short sentences, and the story flew by very quickly. But as I read on I got really hooked by the story, and the writing didn't annoy me anymore.

The story was very captivating and smart! There are more than a few surprises ahead for both Kate, the main character, and for the reader.

Speaking of Kate, she was a very strong girl. Caring, loving and willing to sacrifice her freedom for saving other people's lives.

I don't have much knowledge in Greek mythology, but that is not required to understand the events in this book as they are well explained. I really liked Carter's take on the mythology, and how her Gods felt nicer and more human than the originals. The tests Kate was required to take was very different from how I have imagined them to be, but again, so were the Greek Gods!

The sequel to The Goddess Test is scheduled to be released in February 2012. While this book luckily didn't end on a cliffhanger, I still can't wait to read it!

Cover Thoughts: This cover is growing on me every day. And I especially appreciate the use of Greek letters in the title!

Rating: 4 of 5

7 kommentarer:

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

I looove this book as well. I actually know some Greek mythology and really enjoyed that during my school years, so when I heard there was Greek mythology in this, I jumped at the chance to read it. It was fabulous! Can't wait to own it now! Great review!

Adriana said...

I like reading Greek mythology so this seems like a great book for me. It's interesting to see that the Gods seemed more relatable. I'll definitely be reading this one sometime.

YA Book Queen said...

Wonderful review! So glad to see that it caught your interest, I'm really looking forward to this one :)

Lola said...

This one sounds soooo good! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! :)

Nina said...

2012? I cannot wait that long. It just sounds good. I love Greek mythology! Great review.

Darlyn said...

The cover is totally outstanding! and like Nina, I love Greek mythology too!

Bere said...

Fantastic review, Sara! I really want to read this one. I've already heard really great things on it. Glad to hear you really enjoyed it. And I actually really love the cover. Especially the font used for the title!