Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Goddess Test Review

293 pages

In a modern-day take on the myth of Persephone, 18-year-old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world, where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save the life of not just her mother but of her captor as well.

I love Greek mythology and this book is a great spin on classic mythology. If you know the story of Persephone you are familiar with Hades and other main Greek characters. This novel is a twist on that story. Kate is a wonderful main character although a bit uncomfortable with herself at times. I love the fact that Kate does the most for the ones she loves. Hades aka Henry is a bit too brooding for the most part but this adds to the reality of him being in love with Persephone for thousands of years. I liked the added mystery of trying to figure out who was killing all the girls who were trying to pass the test. I think this novel could have been a bit more detailed at points but other than that it was a good read, lighthearted at times, with a slightly romantic undercurrent. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Greek mythology but doesn't expect this novel to keep strictly to the original tales.


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