The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Kate Winters’ life has been forfeit for the past four years. Ever since her freshman year in high school her mom has been sick. Ironic that Kate’s whole world has been surrounded by death. Now she’ll make the ultimate sacrifice to save her mom a little longer. Kate will submit to six months with Henry ruler of the Underworld and the seven tests to determine whether she’s goddess material. Failure means death but if she can make through the ordeal Kate will be granted immortality, become Henry’s wife, and Queen of the Underworld. The rewards are great but the stakes are high, Pass or die trying.
The Goddess Test was better than I was expecting, from all the less than favorable reviews I’ve been reading. I thought the story was an interesting take on the mythology. The combination of common religious elements worked in as the tests Kate had to pass was an unexpected twist to Carter’s individual lore. I found some of the characters to be a typical or flat a times but there’s plenty of room for them to grow. It’s a pretty tame interpretation of the Greek Gods, it would’ve been nice it Carter pushed her story lines and characters more. But overall, I thought The Goddess Test was very entertaining, a nice book to pick up when you want something that light and fun.