Unlike many people, I’m a huge fan of the outpouring of fiction based on Greek Mythology after Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels. I love the idea of retelling an age old story, but with a modern twist and this book was no exception.
The Goddess Test is about Kate, who has spent the majority of her life caring for her sick mother. Her mother’s last wish is to move home to where she grew up. Of course Kate agrees, but that means moving in the middle of high school to a place where she has no friends. Then, she meets Henry who is handsome, mysterious and tortured. The thing about Henry is that he claims that he is Hades, God of the Underworld. He offers Kate a deal, a deal that if she accepts; he will keep her mother alive… as long as she passes seven tests. Kate is positive that he's crazy... that is until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead.
This book was simply a delight to read. Carter presented a very interesting story with a few plot twists that will definitely throw you for a loop! I loved the main character Kate because unlike many other heroines we see these days, she is caring and sympathetic and never winey. She takes responsiblity for her actions and uses her headstrong sensibility to work her way through the tasks set before her. This story was fast paced and I cannot wait for the sequel, Goddess Interrupted to come out March 27th!