Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BBReview: "The Goddess Test" By Aimee Carter

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal/Fantasy/Mythology
Publishing Date: April 19th, 2011
Page Count: 258
Source: Borrowed from local library
Format: Hardcover

Description from Amazon:
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.

To be totally honest i borrowed this from the library, because i was STUNNED that it was just sitting on the shelf. This is a relatively new book and usually those are on HUGE hold lists forever, so i just grabbed it in case in the future i ever wanted to read it i wouldn't have to wait to get it. I waited a while, before finally getting into it and i was worried that it would be a waste of my time, because for some reason, even though i love the cover, it didn't sound that interesting. 

You have no idea how glad i am that this was just sitting on the shelf, because this book was AMAZING!! Aimee Carter, Bravo to you girl. I seriously LOVE how much everything felt real in this novel and how Aimee described everything so well you could see it in your head without trying. I really love that the relationships in this book didn't happen over night, like in most YA novels. Usually its love at first sight, but this one was real. Even with her friendships they were earned, not automatic. I also really love the mythology that was included and how it was obvious that Aimee really did her research while writing to be accurate. Another thing i loved was all the emotions i went through with the book. I love when i read a book and i can be empathic with the characters, when i can really feel what they're feeling. I laughed, i cried, i gasped, i was furious, and i loved. 

This book was awesome! It was amazingly well-written with obvious research done about mythology to be accurate. The relationships formed over time and weren't love at first sight, and you could easily not only visualize the settings, but also easily feel what the main character was feeling. I loved it, hands down.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

*This book was borrowed from my local library*