The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Young Adult Genre293 pages
Published in 2011 by Harlequin Teen

Goodreads Summary:

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.


I’ve probably read The Goddess Test trilogy at least five times. I absolutely LOVE these books.

This spin on the Greek gods is amazing. It’s so different and refreshing. In this book, Kate has a big task ahead of her. Passing the seven tests are difficult, but what happens after winning is almost as difficult, if not more so. But let me just say, she has the ability to pass and do well after doing so, she just doesn’t quite believe it herself.

You get to read about a lot of different characters, each one is very different and has their own little quirks and faults. Some of them being Ava- Kates best friend who is a flirty, boy crazy young girl who has a hard time keeping her hands to herself; Calliope- a quiet, obedient servant who shows Kate support; Ella- Kate’s bossy attendant who loves to dress her up in awful dresses; and Diana- Kate’s loving mother who is dying but visits Kate through her dreams.

If you’ve read any of my past reviews, I’m sure you can guess who my favorite character is. Henry, of course. Dark and mysterious, secretive and scared to let himself feel anything close to love. In the summary it says he’s tortured, and let me tell you, he is beyond tortured. I just wanted to jump into the book and hug him tight. Henry is full of secrets and he’s very private, which Kate doesn’t really like, but she slowly starts to unravel his true self.

If you’re into Greek mythology and enjoy some romance, then The Goddess Test is totally for you. I love this book; I actually love the whole trilogy to honest. It gets so much better after reading the first book. Kate and Henrys’ relationship is rocky and complicated. They have to learn how to trust each other and be open for this relationship to work; and hopefully get through the tests. It’s an amazing journey to watch unfold.

Rating: 4.3/5


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