The Reading Obsession

Reviews of Fiction Books: Everything from Young Adult Romance to Crime Thrillers

The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter So, I first read this book when it first came out. I wasn't reading Young Adult novels, then. I thought it was pretty good. Rereading it, I discovered how idiotic I was two or three years ago.The funny thing about this is that it doesn't really have anything to do with Greek Mythology. There were gods, yeah, but they didn't really do anything they were supposed to do.For example, Hades is an alright god who kidnapped Persephone and pretty much sort of breaks rules. In the Goddess Test, however, he just stuck right to the rules and was suicidal. Most of the book was like this.That took pretty much a star out from the entire rating. If the entire thing was so amazing that it totally made me forget about the actual story of the Greek Gods, then it wouldn't have had a star taken out. Take, for example, Percy Jackson or Xena. But it wasn't anything as good as those stories. This just turned the entire thing into bad romance.I never really understood why all Kate had to do was stand around in awesome dresses. That was pretty much her entire tests. She didn't have to fight anything, talk anyone out of doing something stupid, or anything like that. And she pretty much complains the entire time.The writing was pretty much expected of YA. It wasn't completely perfect, but it wasn't horrible.I could figure out who was the antagonist pretty quickly. I don't know if that was just because I spent way too much time watching murder shows, or the clues were really easy to see.Will I be reading the next book? Probably. There's potential that it will get better. But probably not.See this review and more at

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