Kate has just moved to Eden, the small town where her mother grew up and where she now wishes to die. Kate is already miserable, but when a cruel prank goes terribly wrong, she is in hell. Then she meets a mysterious man named Henry, who is not only attractive, but also seems to have otherworldly powers. It is not long before Kate finds herself in a deal with Henry that she cannot break. Yet the more time she spends with him in Eden Manor, the more she comes to like what he has to offer her. But first, there is a series of unknown and possibly deadly tests she must pass.
The Goddess Test opens with an intense first couple of scenes that got me hooked right from the start. I was instantly snagged by Kate's dark and miserable life with her dying mother and new location. I also loved the retelling of the Persephone myth. It's always been one of my favorites, but Aimee Carter does a superb job bringing into modern times. And she makes Henry so dang alluring! Her writing style is very readable, with angsty and moody action that keeps the reader craving chapter after chapter. Kate is a very down-to-earth character, acting as real and as raw as I imagine a real life person would in her situation. This is a book that is sure to linger in your thoughts long after the last page.
Overall Rating: 4 Stars