The Goddess Test by: Aimee Carter
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.
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter was a spectacular read! I really did enjoy the storyline. I can’t help but love a book that has characters that I feel like I know in real life. Kate was so devoted to her mother and caring for her. I felt for her. I couldn’t help but feel her pain as she cared for and watched her mother fade away. The compassion of this young woman was enviable.
I wasn’t quite sure how the story would pan out to be honest. When the story began, I assumed that Kate would be the girl of interest to Henry, but wasn’t quite seeing how it all fit together until he showed up the night at the river. As things progressed throughout her time at Eden Manor I didn’t immediately pick up on the actual tests going on throughout her stay. As soon as Henry asked her to stop eating though, it all began to make sense. I will be honest and say that although I really liked the story and the chemistry with Henry and Kate, I didn’t really like the deception of the other characters. While it was understandable that they had to test Kate to all ends, I wish it would have been scripted a little differently.
Overall, it was a very sweet story and I do look forward to reading more from Aimee Carter and I am certainly curious as to whether or not Kate will break Henry’s heart or continue with him for eternity.
Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting the Debut Author Challenge and allowing me to participate and find such great new authors!!