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The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter Book Review

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)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 suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.


After hearing so many good things about it, I finally read The Goddess Test. It was a great story and I'm really excited to read the sequel!

The Goddess Test follows a girl, Kate, who is forced into trying to become Henry’s (a version of Hades) wife. To do so, she has to pass seven tests. The only problem is that every other girl who has taken the test has died taking it. 

I really liked the storyline and found how Aimée Carter wrote about Greek mythology to be really unique. All the gods and goddesses had modern names they went by and they all seemed to be pretty human. 

For the characters, I really liked Henry. He seemed to really care about Kate, even after all he had been through. Also, Kate was a strong female lead since she was a really good person and cared a lot about others. She was moody towards Henry, but he sent her so many mixed signals. The side characters (the gods and goddesses) were all interesting and really helped the storyline.

Lastly, the ending was amazing and definitely surprised me! I’d give The Goddess Test 4 out of 5 flowers. I’m looking forward to starting the sequel, Goddess Interrupted sometime soon :)

I  highly recommend this book! Besides a few problems I had with it, this book was really good.


  1. I agree with you. I gave this one a 4 out of 5, I think, but the sequels are soooo good!! Check out my review of this book here:

  2. I liked it, as well- particularly because she didn't fall into the trap of demonizing Hades or placing a Christian perspective on the Greek gods. I also love how she handled the issue of taking care of an infirm/dying parent. I can't wait to read the sequel (and wish I had an eReader to read the gap story that takes place between book 1 and book 2).


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