I’ve mentioned this series about 50 or 60 posts earlier in Pawn. Now I get to write a post on it! YAY!
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…
You guys, I really love Greek Mythology mixed in with fiction. One of those examples is Percy Jackson and the Olympians. But that’s a post for later.
This story is basically something that happens after Persephone decides that she is done being Queen of the Underworld. But the premise for this story is a bit different. It’s set in the present, close to the deadline Hades, i.e. Henry, gave the other gods to find a new queen.
This whole series is focused on Katherine “Kate” Winters. She’s really the only hope Diana, her mother, has to make sure Henry doesn’t fade. This is because she feels guilty about the whole Persephone thing. Kate, in turn, is a little hurt and resentful because she feels like she’s someone’s replacement and not her own person. I get it actually.
Okay there’s a reason it’s called Test. Kate has to do a series of tests, as mentioned in the synopsis. Does it really take six months to do seven tests? Really? Nope. They literally could have tested Kate in like 2 months realistically. But that wouldn’t have been as entertaining and wouldn’t have allowed for the romance between Kate and Henry.
Speaking of which. Let’s discuss Henry. He’s kind of mysterious and very melancholy. As Kate gets to know more of Henry, we, the readers, do as well. I honestly LOVE Henry! He’s so sweet.
You know who really surprised me though? James and Calliope. Those two are definitely something else. There’s a betrayal and it turns out one of them is the one that’s been killing the other girls. Geez someone lost their marbles. Honestly, I really wasn’t expecting it.
I have a love-hate relationship with the ending. Sure, it ends how you’d expect, but the fact that James kinda takes over her 6 free months, i.e. The Goddess Hunt, makes me a little upset because of the whole betrayal thing I mentioned earlier.
It’s been awhile since I last read this novel. And it’s honestly still one of my favorites. I really, truly, do hope you enjoy this novel.
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