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 succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.
If she fails…
Give me a little Greek mythology and I am your girl. I love this book. I truly enjoy any type of interpretation of the Greek myths. This is one of the story of Hades and Persephone, but with a few twist and turns.
Kate breaks a deal with Hades – not realizing it is him – to save a classmate. The deal is for her to live with him from the first day of fall to the first day of spring. During that time she will be put through different test – that she will be unaware of – that may cause her to live a goddess’s life or die.
I love that everyone in Kate’s life is really someone from the Greek gods. It is interesting that you don’t find that out till near the end.
The mystery of who is killing off every girl that has come through to take the test keeps you turning the pages. I had no idea till we discovered who it was. I will give you all a hint: The killer is someone among them, but who is it?
The test: We come to find out that the test is based off the 7 Deadly Sins. If you are not familiar with that, pick up Dante’s Inferno and that should help.
The sin deadly sins…
Kate has no idea that she was being tested on these individual traits. I would hate to be taking a test and having no idea that was what I was doing. Aggg.
Here are what some other Goddess Test Lovers thought out Characters would look like, if they were ever to make it into a movie.
Parental Information: Death, murder. Kissing, and insinuated of intercourse