This week, I've chosen...
The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Every girl who has taken the test has failed.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.(Summary taken from Aimée Carter's website).
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...
So, anyone that knows me can tell you I love Greek myths. It's becoming a theme that's explored more and more in YA lit. and I for one am not complaining! I love all these mythology-based stories floating around and The Goddess Test looks amazing.
The idea of having to go through seven different trials to become Queen of the Underworld is so interesting! I'm really curious to see how the new take on the story of Hades and Persephone (one of my favourites, by the way) plays out.
Aside from the story (which I'm sure will be great!) I just love the cover. All of it is just stunning and I can't wait to hold a finished copy.
The last thing that draws me to this book is that blurb from Cassandra Clare. As if I wasn't eager enough to read it!
Shall we officially re-name April 'month of awesome'? I think we might just have to.