Released: April 19, 2011
I have so many mixed up feelings about The Goddess Test that honestly I don't know were to begin. I will not say that The Goddess Test is one the best books I've; because it is not, it was a good read but not something that I would say overly amazing. I felt that the pace of the story was slow, I wasn't eager to pick it up when I but it down. I love Greek mythology and I felt as if Carter didn't really do justice to the concept. It was all changed to a more modern style
Now coming to the plot and storyline, which was good, but I felt like it missed something, first off, it felt to me like it was rushed, one thing kept happening after another which kind of made it confusing. I felt as if all the mythological elements were missing from it, it literally felt like i was in the Nevernever with fae, rather than in Eden Manor with Greek Gods and Goddesses.
The protagonist; Kate was not my favourite charecter despite her self-sacrficing kind of personality, and the reason for that i believe is because i couldn't relate to her, she had no teenager quality in her, and okay i get her mothers sick and all she wants to do is take care of but honestly, i felt as Kate if was more of 42 year old than an 18 year old. Henry was definitely not my favourite character, I mean he was Hades, Hades isn't just some crazy lovestruck dude, he's like the GOD of the Underworld man. I really think Carter did not do justice to the role of Henry. Now coming to Ava, although she had a bitch quality to her, I liked her, I could relate more to her than to Kate. And my favourite character was definitley James, he was a sweet and caring guy, just simple, but James wasn't in the story a whole lot.
In conclusion, the book did not live up to my expectations at all, with that said, I would still like to pick up the second novel in the series and see where that goes as the book ended in my favour.