A Goddess Test Novel, Book 1
Published: May 2011
Harlequin TEEN, paperback,
From the back cover...
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 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.
I'll keep this short and sweet, but what can I say. This is one YA book that I could have done without reading. I'm not saying that it was a terrible book, but the story of Persephone and Hades has been done oh so many times that this version just didn't grab me. I much preferred the P.C Cast 'Goddess Summoning' series version. What do you know, I think I've finally outgrown YA books ;-P
So, unless you're a massive YA fan, or absolutely a slave to mythology in fiction, then I'd skip this particular series.