Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's "Waiting On" Wednesday selection is:



By Aimee Carter
Publish Date: April 19, 2011 by Harlequin Teen

From Goodreads~
Every girl who has taken the test has died. Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now 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 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 really intrigues me because 1) it deals with Greek mythology, namely an updated rendition of the myth of Persephone and Hades and 2) there seems to be no love triangle from the looks of the summary. It's not that I don't adore love triangles in their own right, I would just appreciate a change of pace. I also find it refreshing to see the use of Greek gods rather than other mythical/mystical beings that are more commonplace in books in almost every genre these days. From the few reviews I've read, it sounds like a good book, and I'm hoping that will ring true, so we shall see. 

What are you waiting on this week? ^_^

11 comments:

  1. I've read this one (it's available on NetGalley, I suggest you go check it out!) and it's pretty awesome. I can't wait to buy my copy. =D

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  2. I really hate love triangles so this one sounds like it could be good for me!
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

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  3. I also wanna read this book. They said NetGalley have it. But I have not request it.

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  4. I can't wait for this one! However, I am a bit more excited about Meg Cabot's Abandon. But you know my love of her books! :)

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  5. Yes, this one does seem to have a unique plot...hope you love it! Great cover, too.

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  6. I've read this one on NetGalley, and I really liked it. I cna't wait to buy my own copy. Great pick!

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  7. I hope when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  8. This book was great! I'm definitely going to add it to my collection. :) I love books on Greek Mythology!! Enjoy!

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  9. I admit that I am totally fascinated by Greek Mythology, so it will be interesting to see which elements Ms. Carter incorporates in the Goddess Test!


    Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower!


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  10. I really want to read this one too! I am excited to see a young adult book (besides Percy Jackson, but maybe that's more middle grade reader?) with Greek Mythology as an element in the story. Should be good!

    Jennifer
    http://littleshelf.blogspot.com/

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  11. @Jennifer lots of Greek mythology this year... Sweet Venom, Darkness Becomes Her... I really need to read Goddess Test soon, I was so excited to get it from Netgalley then got bogged down w/ school things :(

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