The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
O M G! I loved this book! I love Greek mythology, so I was really excited to read this.
The book starts with Kate and her mom moving from NYC to a small town called Eden on the upper peninsula of Michigan. Kate's mom is dying, so she wants to go back to where she grew up before that happens.
Kate starts at a new school in Eden for her senior year. She makes friends with James and Ava.
Then, she meets Henry, and he does something impossible. He brings someone dead back to life. He asks Kate to stay with him at Eden Manor, and he'll keep her mother alive that long. While she's there, Kate will be given seven tests.
Turns out Henry is also known as Hades, god of the Underworld. He has been looking for a new 'Persephone' since the original one decided to move on. Ruling the Underworld is too big of a job for just Henry.
The other gods and goddesses have designed the seven tests to ensure that whoever passes them all will do a good job ruling by Henry's side. Every girl that has taken the tests before Kate has died. Kate is Henry's last chance before one of the other gods takes over his job.
Taking some tests doesn't sound too hard, right? Well, a big reason why the other girls have failed (died) is because someone was sabotaging them, sometimes even going so far as to murder them. Unfortunately for Kate, no one has figured out who is responsible for some of the girls' failures.
I loved Henry and Kate together. It was really sweet.
I can't wait for the next book, Goddess Interrupted. Unfortunately, I have to wait till it comes out next year. Definitely plan to pre-order it though. Yay!
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