The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)
Genre: Young Adult
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.
I am not big on the young adult genre and it is very rare that I am able to find one that completely enthrals me but I really loved this book. I was rather dubious when I read the blurb on the back and the title, but this far exceeded by expectations and I wish I had read it much sooner. Right from the start this read sucked me in, the plot flowed along so well and there wasn’t any useless information or parts where the story dragged. I really loved Kate as a character and she grew so much throughout the book but kept to her morals and was strong but fair, she sacrificed so much for others and I was glad that it all turned out for the best in the end.
There were so many twists and turns and the ending was brilliant and finding out the whole story and seeing it unravel, finding out that the characters in the story were not all that they appeared to be, I didn’t see that coming at all. The only part I predicted was the whole story with James, but other than him everything else took me pleasantly by surprise. The way this book is written is genius and the whole seven deadly sins angle was brilliant. I generally find any book with a mythology angle not able to hold my interest or just not my thing but I could not get enough of this read, I wanted it to keep going. I have much hope for the second one in the series and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.