The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)
Now it's Kate's turn.
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 that her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims...more
I requested this galley because, after reading the blurb, I immediately decided that the concept was awesome and that this book would be made of win. I tried to rationalize with myself that it might not be the fantastic story I was imagining, but it still had to be good, right? RIGHT?
Of course the concept of Vampire has already been taken, murdered, chopped into little pieces, jellified and poured into a modern, PC mould of s...more
Here's the thing about this book: it was decent enough. Not nearly as good as what I was hoping for, but decent.
Now, I have been in the midst of a passionate love affair with Greek mythology since the 2nd grade. I am perpetually in the throes of a burning passion, you may say. I love it all - it's like a soap opera times 100. Greek mythology contains some of the most entertaining and delightfully sinful stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading, telling, reenacting....Anyway, did...more
What is this?
What did I just read? Because it's supposed to be a retelling of the myth of Hades/Persephone. Instead I got some emo god with no incest, no monsters or three headed Cerberus.
I can forgive errors if the material is good over all. So I can deal with the mythical flaws in Xena/Hercules and Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Disney's Hercules. However, this piece completely bastardizes the source material by turning into a cheap romance, that lacks any...more
Since you appear to unable or unwilling to stretch your research skills so far as to google the Greek gods, I have prepared for you a small primer, in the hopes that your future endeavours will not gratuitously and flagrantly denude one of the oldest mythologies in the world. Following is a (very short) account of some of the major Olympian gods who apparently play a role in your “book”.
Zeus: The ruler of the gods. That means what he says goes. This is a pantheon of the gods, no...more
Man, getting through this book was like having my wisdom teeth pulled out with no lidocaine. Terrible, I tell ya.
But anyway, let’s get on to the review, shall we? The Goddess Test has an awesome, awesome premise. Girl going through tests to become the bride of Hades? HECK YEAH, GIVE ME SOME OF THAT! And it started that way but shortly after immediately crashed and smolde...more
Wrath- Zeus (or should I say Walter) shooting a lightning bolt at some poor soul
Greed, (and a little wrath) - Prometheus, the guy Zeus chained to a rock for all eternity because he gave fire to man
Pride - The Parthenon in Athens, of which Athena and Poseidon fought tooth and nail to be the patron of the city
Lust......do I need to show a montage of all the women, other goddesses, and the nymphs that some of the gods impregnated? (Not that the other goddesses, such as Aphrodite, the goddess of lus...more
My favorite book despite their subject matter are ones that have great characters, a captivating story like and are well written. The Goddess Test possesses all of those...more
I am not that into Greek mythology, in general. I know bits and fi...more
The story is about a girl named Kate and her mother who is deathly ill. Kate’s mother wants to go back to her hometown where she was born and raised to die. Kate has taken care of her mother for the past four years and that’s all she knows. She doesn’t have a life outside of home and school. Kat...more
I stopped reading about a quarter of the way into the book because, at that point, still nothing pertaining to the main plot had occurred. It’s actually quite...more
What I Liked: Yeah, nothing. This isn’t a good review.
What I Didn’t Like: Characterization is really important to me in a book. Probably my number one criteria for...more
Kate is an 18 year old girl who has to look after her very ill mother. Her Mothers last wish is that she wants to move back to her hometown of Eden. So here Kate has start a new school where she knows nobody but surprisingly she quickly m...more
I was counting the days for when this book is going to be released. But why, WHY Lord does this quote "Do NOT judge a book by its cover" beats me every single time, when I hope a new book is going to be good because of the cover. Well, the cover has always fooled me but the plot? The theme of this book looked so exciti...more
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Kitabın ilk başında Bella'yı farklı bir yazardan okuyorum sandım; yeni okul, güzelliğinin farkından olmayan bir kız, etrafında dönen gizemli erkekler... Neyse ki kitap o yönden hemen uzaklaştı.
Öncelikle tanrıların çok masum davrandığını düşünüyordum. Ay ne yanılmışım. Kızın tüm hayatı yalandan ibaret daha ne kadar acımasız olabilirler ki! Üstelik onca çektiği...more
Kate enters the town of Eden with a mother who is on the brink of death and a hope for a better future that is fading bit by bit with the passage of time. As she drags herself through the motions of daily life, weird begin to occur around her. Her new frenemy is raised from the dead after an accident that definitely involved a large quantity of blood, and the only explanation Kate gets from the incident involves a certain dark-haired boy -...more
This is more a 2.5 stars, but I'm rounding up, for once. I don't really know why. My brain works in strange, strange ways.
Here are the annotations I made while reading The Goddess Test. I realized after viewing all of them that they may just tell you as much as my review would, with the bonus of being funnier (I think). Plus I'm lazy. So. Here we go.
- Narrator is not a pushover at school. I was scared she'd have the Bella Swan syndrome (I let everyone say...more
I greedily devoured every page of The Goddess Test - it's a delicious banquet that slyly lures y...more
Technical Factor: 2.5 / 5 Stars
Enjoyment Factor: 3.5 / 5 Stars
I could go on for days reading about all the Greek myths that are available. The gods, particularly Hades, Artemis, and Athena, were my favorite aspects of the myths. So, to have them make an appearance in THE GODDESS TEST made me quite giddy. Then to discover that TGT was based upon the Hades/Persephone myth? Well, I requested the book yesterday (3/3/1...more
To start with, I felt abashed that this book made me cry so easily! The book opens with protagonist Kate and a rundown of her role as caregiver for her dying mom. Carter's description of this heart-wrenching process is mature and well-written.
This book also pays homage to one of my f...more
I loved how the book started out. I love how loyal Kate was to her mom, who was dying of cancer. I liked how she just came off as more mature than the other high schoolers. How she just outright said what her plans were. She wasn't there to make friends, she was there for her mom. For me, that wa...more
As I said, she chose to die rather than to stay with me. I was her husband, but she simply loved him more.
This is a new series to watch out for.
I was not smitten at first. Although the story has a new concept, the first half of the book was just average to me. It’s not bad, but it’s not good either. But moving on the second half, i felt i was falling. It’s like the book and I started out as friends. We find something in common, what makes us comfortable with eac...more
I wrote my first review of this book back when I was going through a "smile-and-layer-on-the-BS" phase. I thought that if I just tried to be positive and talk about all the good little things in a book, I'd be like _______, the "popular reviewers," who eat rainbows and poop butterflies and live in a world where every book is interesting, every story is thrilling, and every character 'touched them in a special way.'
Then I snapped out of it, realized that I'm not i...more
I found, like with "The Iron King"'s As...more
This story reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, one of my all time favorite stories. A contract ties the initially unwilling Kate to the estate with the dark, brooding...more
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The Goddess Test is a modern, unique re-telling of the Hades and Persephone Greek myth. If I could only say one word about this book, “wow” would definitely be it! I devoured each page and didn’t put it down until I was completely finished. Carter’s depiction of the myth is thrilling and definitely a must read.
The protagonist, Kate Winters, is admirable right from the beginning. She is strong-willed and selfless an...more
The Goddess Test is a beautiful, fast paced and fascinating book. As I mentioned a minute ago, I love anything to do with Greek mythology and the Gods in particular. That's what made this book so...more
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He raised an eyebrow.
"That could be easily arranged.”