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The Goddess Test – tekijä: Aimée Carter
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The Goddess Test (vuoden 2011 painos)

– tekijä: Aimée Carter (Tekijä)

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Eden, Michigan, high school student Kate Winters strikes a bargain with Henry, Greek god of the underworld, if he'll cure her dying mother of cancer. The bargain she strikes with him is a grim one, but the full enormity of what she has undertaken--"live forever or die trying"--is not revealed until it's too late to recant.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:Graceiamariee
Teoksen nimi:The Goddess Test
Kirjailijat:Aimée Carter (Tekijä)
Info:Harlequin Teen (2011), Edition: Original, 304 pages
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The Goddess Test (tekijä: Aimée Carter)

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 184) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Originally posted at Once Upon a Chapter

Life couldn't get any worse for Kate Winters right now. She and her mother are moving from New York City to Eden, Michigan. A town so small it's not on the map. Kate's mother was diagnosed with cancer when Kate was a freshman in high school. Kate's been taking care of her ever since. Four years later it's her mother's wish to pass in the place she was born and for Kate to experience small town life.

Henry is on the brink of losing leadership of his realm. He was granted a century to find his beloved's replacement. Since then eleven girls have been tested and eleven have been sabotaged or murdered. Henry is ready to face defeat when his sister concocts a last ditch effort plan. Henry agrees to give it one more try but his heart isn't truly in it.

Kate is offered the chance of a lifetime, whose lifetime remains to be seen. She agrees to take a series of tests over the next six months. If she passes, Kate will be granted immortality and Henry for a husband. The most important part? Her mother remains alive for the next six months until Kate is ready to say goodbye. If she doesn't pass, Kate will be taken back to live with mortals and no memory of her time spent with Henry in his manor. That is if she survives the tests.

The Goddess Test has quite an array of characters. I didn't find it hard to keep them separate and I could remember each character distinctly. Kate wasn't as strong as I'd thought she would be. She's been caring for her very sick mother for the past four years on her own. She's been strong and supportive for her mom but underneath all that she's a scared eighteen year old girl. Kate's had a lot on her plate, no doubt about it. While it was refreshing to not have a kick ass heroine, Kate's constant insecurity did wear a little towards the end. We don't get to see much of a development in Kate and Henry's relationship because of the large cast. I found that it didn't detract from the story though. I really did enjoy all of the different people and what they added to the story.

The Goddess Test flowed pretty well throughout the novel. I didn't notice that it lagged anywhere. It also contained a lot of Greek mythology which I find fascinating. The pages fairly flew while I was reading. There was one part that threw me for a loop but I think it was just me!

I'd recommend The Goddess Test for someone looking to spend some time with a teen girl trying to find herself. Take a good story and add in some Greek mythology and you've got a win! ( )
  stephaniedloves2read | Aug 8, 2021 |
Originally posted at Once Upon a Chapter

Life couldn't get any worse for Kate Winters right now. She and her mother are moving from New York City to Eden, Michigan. A town so small it's not on the map. Kate's mother was diagnosed with cancer when Kate was a freshman in high school. Kate's been taking care of her ever since. Four years later it's her mother's wish to pass in the place she was born and for Kate to experience small town life.

Henry is on the brink of losing leadership of his realm. He was granted a century to find his beloved's replacement. Since then eleven girls have been tested and eleven have been sabotaged or murdered. Henry is ready to face defeat when his sister concocts a last ditch effort plan. Henry agrees to give it one more try but his heart isn't truly in it.

Kate is offered the chance of a lifetime, whose lifetime remains to be seen. She agrees to take a series of tests over the next six months. If she passes, Kate will be granted immortality and Henry for a husband. The most important part? Her mother remains alive for the next six months until Kate is ready to say goodbye. If she doesn't pass, Kate will be taken back to live with mortals and no memory of her time spent with Henry in his manor. That is if she survives the tests.

The Goddess Test has quite an array of characters. I didn't find it hard to keep them separate and I could remember each character distinctly. Kate wasn't as strong as I'd thought she would be. She's been caring for her very sick mother for the past four years on her own. She's been strong and supportive for her mom but underneath all that she's a scared eighteen year old girl. Kate's had a lot on her plate, no doubt about it. While it was refreshing to not have a kick ass heroine, Kate's constant insecurity did wear a little towards the end. We don't get to see much of a development in Kate and Henry's relationship because of the large cast. I found that it didn't detract from the story though. I really did enjoy all of the different people and what they added to the story.

The Goddess Test flowed pretty well throughout the novel. I didn't notice that it lagged anywhere. It also contained a lot of Greek mythology which I find fascinating. The pages fairly flew while I was reading. There was one part that threw me for a loop but I think it was just me!

I'd recommend The Goddess Test for someone looking to spend some time with a teen girl trying to find herself. Take a good story and add in some Greek mythology and you've got a win! ( )
  stephaniedloves2read | Aug 8, 2021 |
Kate is not your average eighteen year old, she doesn't shop, gossip, hangout with friends or date. Her life for the past three years has been on hold while she has cared for her sick mother, all the time waiting for her to die. Even after three years it is not something she is ready to accept, she is not yet ready to say goodbye and she will not let her mother go without a fight.

It is her mother's wish to die in the small town where she was born, a town so small it doesn't even exist on any maps. But upon entering Eden, Kate is soon face with some hard choices, however if there is any way to save her mother from death, if only for a short while, then there is no choice, she will do whatever it takes, even if it means risking her own life.

The Goddess Test is more then a test for immortality, it is a test of honour, sacrifice and love. With everything to lose Kate repeatedly risks her life for those around her, but it is more then her life at risk when she starts to fall for a guy who has all but given up on life and love. A heart warming romance that turns myth into reality and brings the gods of ancient Greece to life. ( )
  LarissaBookGirl | Aug 2, 2021 |
teen fiction; light reading/PG-13 paranormal romance. The greek gods are similar in some ways to the Twilight vampires (the ruling family isn't about to just let anyone become immortal; some may kill you if given the chance), but there are fewer holes in the story than I thought there would be--this was a very quick and enjoyable read; I read almost all of it in one sitting. No language; Kate and Henry do that at one point late in the story after being given a heavy dose of aphrodisiac (courtesy of guess who) but no dirty details are given, aside from the italicized reference. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson started a trend in young adult novels using ancient Greek mythology with a modern day setting that I like very much. It’s a great way to interest today’s teens in ancient literature and maybe help their ACT/SAT scores in a sneaky way. The Goddess Test is another book series in this vein; that will appeal to teen girls with its romance, love triangle, drama, and mystery elements. I can think of several students I will hand this to, this fall, when school resumes. Though I needed the reference list at the end to figure out who was who in the pantheon, because of the modern names, and not quite enough fleshing out of some of the minor characters—perhaps their namesakes will be more obvious in later novels.

Kate is facing the end of her world as she fights the inevitability of her mother’s death from cancer. When Ava, a classmate, dies before Kate’s eyes and she has the chance to change the incident she makes a rash promise to Henry, a handsome young man who appears to magic it all away. Kate will live with Henry for six months of the year for the rest of her life. Henry is handsome, mysterious, powerful, and reminds me of the best of Edward, without the vampire part.

I am looking forward to the next book in this series Goddess Interrupted. I’ve put both in my order for the High school library.
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  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 184) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
In Carter's first YA novel, the Greek pantheon isn't just down to Earth, it's occupying Eden, Mich., and attending high school. Kate Winters doesn't notice anything special about classmates Ava, James, and Dylan, but pale-eyed Henry gets her attention when he appears to resurrect Ava from the dead after a malicious prank goes horribly wrong. Kate can't quite believe that Henry is the god of the underworld, as he claims, but she also can't dismiss him. Kate's mother is dying of cancer, and Kate is willing to grasp at anything that might win her one more loving maternal conversation. The bargain she strikes with Henry is a grim one, but the full enormity of what she has undertaken—"live forever or die trying"—is not revealed until it's too late to recant. Carter wears her influences openly, with many passages reading like outtakes from Robin McKinley's Beauty by way of Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Nevertheless, the narrative is well executed, and Kate is a heroine better equipped than most to confront and cope with the inexplicable.
 
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