The Goddess Test Series
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–The Goddess Test
Kate’s mom is dying, and her last wish is to go back to her childhood home. Kate’s forced to go to a place where she has
no friends or family, as if seeing her mother holding on a thread wasn’t enough. Seems dark enough right?
No, hold on to your grip because this gets even darker.
When she starts school, she falls in the bad graces of the queen bee of the school, who decides to prank her. The prank didn’t go
very well because the girl ends up dying in the forest. Then, Henry shows up and claims he is Hades. Yes, Hades, God of the Underworld.
He makes an offer – If she passes seven tests and become Henry’s future bride, and a goddess, he’ll keep her mother alive
until she finish the tests.
Although this modern twist on Greek mythology catches the attention of the reader, the main characters are pretty dull in the first
book of the series. Overall they’re great characters but they lack a certain touch of peculiarity. When some conflicts occurred, they were handled in like a half of page. It makes an easy read but it should have had more depth.
In my opinion, it’s a fantastic concept that kept me turning the pages, but the characters could’ve had a tad bit more
of personality to them and the history more engaging.
In the second book, Kate has won immortality. The love she has for Henry now keeps on growing, but he’s getting more distant and seems
off as the time goes by.
In the middle of Kate’s coronation as the Queen of the Underworld, The King of the Titans, and the only being that is capable of
of killing Henry, shows up and abducts him.
While the other gods are busy preparing for a battle that could finish their lives, Kate’s left with the task or rescuing Henry
from Tartarus. But not only does she have to rescue him, she also has to face her biggest threat to her love life, Henry’s first wife, Persephone, who’ll help Kate find him.
Okay, still no real action in this one. I don’t really like the fact that it is Kate who doesn’t any power, leverage or knowledge,
who has to save Henry from a mad God. Nor does it makes much sense, for her to be travelling alone with Henry’s first love, Persephone. I hoped the characters would get more interesting but no luck.
Despite the negatives on this one, I am still loving the concept so it kept me hooked.
In an amazing turn of events, Kate who’s now pregnant with Henry’s child, is kidnapped and held captive for nine
months by the Queen of the Gods who wants Kate’s unborn child.
Kate is desperate until Cronos offers her a deal. If she devotes herself to him he’ll let her keep the baby, but, he’ll
destroy Henry and everyone she loves. If she refuses, he’ll eradicate the human and God races.
Well, let us throw yet another mad God in this story who’s self-centered and doesn’t care with no one but himself.
The last book from the series has much more action than the other two. The characters also evolved and had much more depth to them.
In addition, the plot kept on having amazing twists.
Apart from some eyerolls after reading that the story involves yet another crazy God and another meaningful deal, I dove into this book like a maniac. I must say, I felt very satisfied with the outcome of the series. I remind you these books cannot be read as standalones because there are many characters and events that are essential parts to the whole story.