Tuesday, 19 February 2013
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter Review
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter was a pleasant unexpected find. Kate Winters is the main character and doesn't know that she is part of a grander plan. Her mother is clinging to life in her mortal shell. Kate then makes a desperate contract with a mysterious stranger that changes everything she knew and believed. The book title is pretty graphic and she does endure challenges with a reward that is do die for. Or not ;)
Any fan of mythology especially that of Hades and Persephone will find this is a great fresh take on the stories. Even if you're not a fan, the book is a great read. The book will make you think twice about the myths and will place the God of the underworld into a new romantic light. I would recommend any reader who is into myths, love stories, supernatural romance or any reader who wants an escape from this manic world. This is an easy read. There are no great fight scenes or car chases, but get a nice flowing story.
Carter has made me reassess my perception on Hades and has convinced me he is not the evil God that he is portrayed. But a misunderstood vulnerable being that is longing to love and be loved; just like any mere mortal. The book was a breezy read but still had its compelling moments.
Love historical fiction? Check out the Goddess of Spring.