Book review: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spoilerish Review

I’m a sucker when it comes to Greek mythology, so when I read the summary for “The Goddess Test”, it immediately piqued my interest. Aimee Carter draws bits and pieces from Greek mythology and intertwines them with a fresh take on them.
That really surprised me a bit since I imagined Hades aka Henry to be this evil god of the underworld and kept expecting a big twist or something, but he is actually just a nice guy.

I really enjoyed all the various relationships – the bond between Kate and her mom was something that completely captivated me. It felt so real and it was just a lovely relationship. The unexpected friendship between Kate and Ava was another highlight.
It was great to see Kate and Henry’s connection and love slowly building as opposed to it being head-over-heels. I didn’t quite buy their love in the end since I still felt that Henry wasn’t really over Persephone but that didn’t stop me from rooting for Kate and Henry and I was especially looking forward to reading the scenes about their “evening dates”.

I must say that initially I was more invested in Kate’s life before entering Eden which looking back now after finishing the book I can safely say that I enjoyed both aspects equally.

One thing I’m definitely interested in seeing more of is James. His character really intrigued me and I think there’s a lot more to tell about him.

“The Goddess Test” is a fresh take on Greek mythology with a strong female character at its center and proves to be a great start of a new book series.

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