The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test

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It's always been just Kate and her mum - but now 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 autumn. Then she meets Henry who is dark, tortured and mesmerising.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Mira Ink
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848450400
  • 9781848450400
  • 241,307

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49,164 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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3 23% (11,386)
2 8% (4,120)
1 4% (1,877)

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I have a huge passion for Greek mythology, so was excited to read this book, though I put it off for a long time. Now having read it, I'm torn. Kate and her fatally ill mother move to Eden where Kate meets Henry, a mysterious, dark stranger - and who says that he is Hades, the Greek god of the underworld. She makes a deal with him, to live with him and try to pass some mysterious tests, and he will keep her mother alive. I loved the mythological aspect of this book. Carter does a great job combining the traditional myths with a modern story - she plays with it in a fun way. This was, by far, my favorite part of the story. The story of Kate and her tests left me wanting. I liked Kate well enough and felt for her, but her time on Henry's estate felt flat. She spent a lot of time whining about her cloths and I couldn't understand how the future queen of the underworld didn't have any say in what she wore. Then there were the tests - Kate was told at one point that she had passed one, but wasn't even curious what it was. Then the other tests all kind of occurred in an obscure way. I actually felt cheated because there was a loss of conflict. The anticipation was set up, but not fulfilled. I did like Henry. He is sad and brooding, dark and mysterious, but also powerful and kind. All in all, it was a book I was able to tear through quickly and I am curious enough to wonder what will happen next, so will definitely look up the next in the more
by Coreena McBurnie
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