Here's the summary 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 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 suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess. IF SHE FAILS...What I Liked: 1) This was a new take on mythological stories, at least as far as the ones I've read. It isn't really a re-telling of the Hades/Persephone story. It's more like, what happens after. And to focus on what happens in the afterlife that Hades rules, this was definitely a cool take on everything. 2) The concept of the tests. It's all a big mystery until close to the end, and that made it more mysterious. I was guessing the whole time what the tests could be, and even once I figured it out, I was still like, okay, how did they test her on that?? This was incredibly cool. 3) My favorite part of the story was the very end, finding out who it was that was testing her. She knows (or me, as the reader) that it was Henry's siblings, or the other gods that were going to be testing her, but who and when and what, those were the questions. I wish I could say more about it, but it is probably the biggest mystery of the story and I don't want to give anything away! 4) Ava. I liked Ava, after the initial meeting of her. It all ended up making sense later, but she was a big brat, but then ended up being one of Kate's closest friends. 5) The big bad. Okay, at first, you know that it's the test that everyone is worried about. But there is this other little thing to be worried about, whoever it is that is killing the girls who've come before Kate. I mean, she's got someone who tastes her food to make sure it isn't poisoned. Seriously, this is bad news. And I didn't see it until it was right on top of me.
What I Didn't Like: The first...half of the book almost really drags. I nearly put the book down because I just wasn't getting into it. But then, near the middle, everything picked up.
Overall Thoughts: Aimee Carter's The Goddess Test is a new take on a mythological story, like a continuation of an old story that we're all familiar with. There is tons of mystery and some definite surprises that jump out from the pages. If you like the Greek myths, I'd definitely recommend taking an adventure with Kate and giving Goddess Test a read. I'll be reading book 2, Goddess Interrupted soon, and give y'all my thoughts on that one afterwards!