Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 3.5 Stars!
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.~Goodreads
The Goddess test is a quick & intriguing read!
Aimee’s writing style keeps you hooked and coming back until you finish the story. She also throws in plenty of twists and turns along with awesome secondary characters! I think this was a good read, but it honestly wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought the “tests” would be something completely different and I think they should have been incorporated into the story more.
Another thing that caught me off guard was the friendship between Kate and Ava. I just really didn’t understand how they became quick friends. Ava was kind of a horrible person and really rude to Kate- yet they are best friends?
Then there is Henry, and I really liked him but I feel there should have been a lot more of him in the story. He kind of just popped in & out of scenes, wasn’t really a constant. And considering Kate is in the running to rule the Underworld with him, I thought their relationship would have been different. I feel as though they didn’t actually get to know each other or spend enough time with one another. Plus if they did spend time together it was mentioned, and not actually shown.
One thing I did enjoy though, was the relationship between Kate and her mom. They were really close and Kate was very dedicated to taking care of her mother. I liked how Kate's mom just wanted Kate to live her life and be happy! So it was sad to watch both Kate and her mom suffer when her mom's sickness progressed. Later in the story Kate gets to spend time with her mom while she sleeps. They have dream visits and I thought those were cute!
Over all I feel that The Goddess Test is more of a set up for the rest of the series. I want to read more about Kate’s transformation into actually ruling and becoming a Goddess!