Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Goddess Test (e-book) by Aimee Carter
To save her dying mother, Kate makes a deal with the mysterious and handsome Henry. He will delay her mother's death if Kate agrees to spend 6 months out of the year with him for the rest of her life. But first she has to pass a series of tests that have left all the previous girls who've tried dead.
Persephone is the new It girl, I am assuming. Because I know that Meg Cabot has a series coming out soon about her and then there is this book. It's not about Persephone per se but she figures into the plot a fair amount without making an actual appearance. I'm kind of hoping she shows up at some point in this trilogy. Anyway...
Kate is an ok kind of girl. Her mother is dying and she doesn't know what to do with her life. Because she has devoted so much of her life to taking care of her mother. When her mother brings Kate back to her hometown to die there, Kate is manipulated into the position of saving her mother by taking the Goddess Test by Henry, the owner of a large manor house outside of the town. So Kate has to pass tests that she is not aware of even taking and stay alive since all the girls who have tried have ended up dead. Slowly, ever so slowly, Kate figures out who Henry really is and yet does not seem to get who everyone else is around her. She doesn't come off as stupid but she is not very aware or not aware enough. While I liked her, there were times when all I could think was Really? And Henry is the standard, standoffish brooding hero. I mean, given how Henry is, that is totally understandable, but you know, it had some Twilight moments.
It was an easy read though, very engaging and, given how much I love Greek mythology, very fun for me. It was nice to see these characters in other settings and how the progression of history might have changed them. Kate is a super sweet and caring character and I didn't mind her. I'm curious to see how the series will continue since there was no cliffhanger ending. This is one series I will continue on with.
Provided by NetGalley
Publish date: April 19, 2011
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