Author: Aimee Carter
Published on: April 19th, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary
Published by: Harlequin Teens
Every girl who had taken the test has died.
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 to be Hades, god of the Underworld – and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he’s crazy – until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.
If she fails…
This book was not what I expected. It was recommended to me by a friend, and I expected it to be pretty good, but I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The characters are somewhat plain on the surface, but there is more to all of them than meets the eye. While the plot line remains somewhat predictable, there were twists and turns that I did not anticipate. The main character, Kate, has some characteristics that you expect out of a protagonist, but there are some things that she did that surprises me. It wasn’t a life altering book, but it keep me intrigued enough that I stayed up late to finish it. I think it’s a good read and I would recommend it!
However, I do have to downgrade it based on Greek mythology. It is not sound in it’s mythology, and if you know anything about mythology, that takes away from the book. But if you are clueless, it is fine and seems mostly like a cute romantic fluff with some angst thrown in.
3 out of 5 stars