The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter | Book Review

(The Goddess Test #1)

Published: April 19th 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Every girl who had taken the test has died.

Now 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 that 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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My Rating: 4 stars 4/5 (Really Good)

Book Information

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre(s): Young-adult fiction, fantasy (mythology)

Page Count: 293

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 0373210264


As I have finished and will be reviewing The Goddess Legacy, book #2.5 in the Goddess Test series (for the Popsugar challenge), I of course have to start off with a review on the first book! So let’s get to it.

The Goddess Test is a re-telling of Persephone’s Greek myth (you know, with the whole Hades-kidnaps-Persephone-and-she-eats-pomegranate-seeds-which-force-her-to-have-to-stay-in-the-Underworld-and-be-Hades’s queen thing). I would say Cassandra Clare described it quite accurately: “A fresh take on the Greek myths adds sparkle to this romantic fable.”Read More »

Top 10 Tuesday #6 (May 19) | Freebie: Top Ten YA Greek Mythology Books/Series

Yay! A freebie! Top 10 Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s theme is up to us to choose! So for mine, I chose to make a list of my top 10 YA Greek Mythology books and series. I’ll be listing both books I’ve read and books that are on my TBR.

As usual, in no particular order (All titles link to their Goodreads page):

1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (Read)

This series is obviously on the list. It’s the first one that popped into my head, and for good reason!

2. Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Read)

I loved this series! It was amazing! Many people compared the series and characters to Richelle Mead’s VA series, and hated on the series as a result. I will admit there are several resemblances, but it did not ruin the books for me! If anything, they were better! (Especially since I liked the main character in Covenant, Alex, much faster than I did in VA with Rose.)

Covenant Series
Covenant Series

3. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Read)

This book also involves Greek mythology, while a more different take on it. You can check out my review on the book here.

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4. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (read)

I also liked this book. It’s a type of re-telling of the Persephone myth, and it was well-done.

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5. Abandon trilogy by Meg Cabot (read)

Another Persephone retelling, the Abandon was another enjoyable take on Persephone’s myth.

Abandon trilogy
Abandon trilogy

 

6. Goddess War trilogy by Kendare Blake (first two books read)

This is going to be an amazing trilogy, with Greek gods and goddesses as the main characters. The third book is going to be released September 22nd this year, and I’m so excited! ❤

7. The Gatekeeper’s Sons by Eva Pohler (TBR)

I’ve heard lots of good things about this modernized Greek mythology 6-book series, and I’m eager to start them!

Gatekeeper's Sons Box Set

8. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (TBR)

I’ve heard several praises on this book as well, and I can’t wait ’till I read it!

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9. Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis (TBR)

Another Persephone retelling! I’m interested in seeing how the authors changed up the traditional Persephone myth to make it her own.

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10. Betrayal by Mayandree Michel (TBR)

Debut novel of Mayandree Michel, Betrayal follows a girl who is the descendant of Greek gods. Seems very interesting, can’t wait to read it!

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So that’s it for this week’s Top 10 Tuesday freebie on Greek mythology books/series! What themes have you done your Top 10 Tuesdays on? I’d love to know them as well as your book picks, so simply link your posts below or comment! ❤

Happy Tuesday!

-A

WWW Wednesday #5 (May 06)

Another WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted @ Should be Reading, but is now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Let’s get started!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Hereafter by Tara Hudson, which I started 2 days ago, (Hereafter teaser HERE) as well as The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter, which I started today.

What did you recently finish reading?

Most recently (yesterday, in fact) I finished reading A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray & Tales from the 23rd Precinct by Kevin Eleven. Other books I’ve recently finished would include The Giver by Lois Lowry, Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, & Shatter Me and Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Continuing with books on my Popsugar Challenge reading list, I have decided I will read Skinned by Robin Wasserman, as well as Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. After that I will possibly read Ghost Story by Peter Straub. Sometime between these novels I will also probably read my ARC of Frankly TWISTED by Kevin Eleven, the forthcoming novel to Tales from the 23rd Precinct.

So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Will read next? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

-A