Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Goddess Test-Review & Giveaway

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)

★★★★★

This book was very impressive. Aimee Carter brought Greek Mythology to life in such a subtle, but still intriguing way. I loved Kate she was self deprecating without being annoying, and it was very evident she was a good person. I really connected with her mother too, all the characters were endearing, and likable. The writing was fresh and entertaining, everything about the plot lured me in instantly. I insta-liked Henry, everything about him was perfect for for me. Even the side-characters of James and Ava were complex. Kate has to stay with Henry and live out the Greek tale of Persephone, sort of. Kate is to be tested to see if she is worthy of immortality. A lot of side factors go into Kate's decisions, she has every right to feel pressured, but she seems to hold it together pretty nicely. I really liked the twists in this story too, some people might have seen them coming, but I never thought the twists would be that extreme!! The best part for me was Aimee's ability to take a well worn tale, and put a unique fresh spin on it, the story was brilliant honestly. I had a really hard time stopping once I started to read, I really recommend this book, it was a fast read, but a great experience.


This book will be available April 19th 
From Harlequin Teen 



I pictured Danielle Campbell 
from the movie Starstruck as
Kate....


You can win a copy of your own if you leave a comment with your e-mail addy. I will buy it for you and have it shipped to you on April 19th when its available. If you tweet about this and leave the link in the comment section separate, I will count that as a 2nd entry! This is international!!

92 comments:

JP said...

Thanks, I can't wait for The Goddess Test!

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Dayse Dantas said...

open world-wide? because if it is, I'm totaly in :)
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Cici said...

I am looking forward to reading this book as well! Great review...first time I've read a review before reading the book for myself!
Cici
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WulfLuva said...

I want this sooooo badly!!!

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WulfLuva said...

OOPS! Forgot my tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/WulfLuva93/status/46705534019174400

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Stephanie said...

I'd love to read this. The cover is beautiful!

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Kristi The Book Faery said...

Hi Katy,

I love your site! I'm a new follower and I'd love for you to follow me back!
I've just started The Goddess Test and I enjoyed your review. I think the picture of Danielle will be my vision of Kate as I read, thank you for that :o]

Kristi The Book Faery www.thebookfaery.com

Miss Sigh...anide in the Word Emporium said...

This book looks very interesting from what I've heard if it and I would love the chance to win it!

My email is lasynner@gmail.com

Andrea S said...

I'd love to be included. Thanks!

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debbie said...

This book sounds really good. I love greek mythology.
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ASHLEY HOLT said...

THE COVER ROCKS!!!

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Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I LOVED this book! :D Would love to enter!

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:D

KelseyAnne said...

Great review! I cannot wait to read this book =] looks simply amazing!

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Kylie1403 said...

this book looks AMAZING!

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Ivy said...

Really looking forward to reading this! :)

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Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :)


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Karen said...

Ooh thanks for the cool giveaway! (:

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Karen said...

Here's my tweet!

http://twitter.com/#!/Neku234/status/46737323534188544

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Kulsuma said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
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GABY said...

Ohh awesome! 5 stars! I really want to read this one, I love Greek Mythology and I think this one is going to be interesting.

Thanks for the review!

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GABY said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/magabygc/status/46755254993289217

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Eli Squared said...

I can't wait to read this!!

Thanks for this awesome chance!

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Eli Squared said...

Retweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KatyBug3000/status/46699958988058625

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Naomi said...

Oh I'm so looking forward to reading The Goddess Test. Just heard about it and its now definitely at the top of my 'to-read' list! Greek Myths are amazing.

International contest? Sweet, everything takes ages to come to Oz.

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twitter(dot)com/iNaomiRuth

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This looks soooo good!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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Judit said...

Thank you sooo much for this giveaway! Danielle truly looks like the girl on the cover :)

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Judit said...

And this is my second entry:

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/judittten/status/46888475127066624

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Diana said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!! Book sounds amazing!

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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

IvaliceAlliance said...

Love your review! Please count me in.

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IvaliceAlliance said...

Tweeted it:

https://twitter.com/IvaliceAlliance/status/47052472904200192

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Rachel said...

I would love to read this book.

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~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

Would love to read this, please count me in.


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Jel said...

id love to win this!

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Jel said...

tweet here: http://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/47310306464116736

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Vidisha said...

Looks good

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PurdueLiz said...

Fabulous giveaway chance, thanks!

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starryeyedjen said...

great review! can't wait to read this!!

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also tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/starryeyedjen

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Linked over from HarperTeen! I'm a brand spankin' new follower! Thanks for the great review and wonderful event!

Ana Lucia said...

THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT INTERNATIONAL!!!I've heard great things about this book.
Thanks for the chance :D

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speedyreader said...

I want this book so badly
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Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

this is amazing thank you so much! I love the cover its gorgeous!

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Coast to Coast with Costina said...

I Would love to win this!!!

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Ana Lucia said...

Tweet here: http://twitter.com/#!/luarroyave

fingers crossed.
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alice priday said...

thank you for the great interview and contest and thanks for making it international

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alice priday said...

and i tweeted it here
http://twitter.com/#!/bindisgirl

thank you
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Jaidis said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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TORI SHORT said...

Hi :)

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also, tweeted at:

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Angela~the clumsiest person you'll ever meet~ said...

AWESOME! Can't wait to read it.
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Angela~the clumsiest person you'll ever meet~ said...

i also tweeted!!!
http://twitter.com/angelanbobby01

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sawamura_foxman said...

Awesome book and great review!
Would love to win this one!

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Sarita said...

wow! i'd love to read it!
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Kali said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jay said...

Sounds interesting! thanks for the giveaway!

-Jamad
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ksmeza said...

Seems like an incredible book, I would really love to read a modern take on Persephone's story!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

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ksmeza said...

I also Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/ksmeza/status/48226825591193600

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.Ambur. said...

I'm so excited to read The Goddess Test, thanks for the chance to win it :D

Ambur
ambiepie_6(at)hotmail(dot)com

Victoria said...

I'm Excited for The Goddess Test!

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I also posted the link on my Twitter.  http://twitter.com/#!/VintageVampyre

Birgit said...

Awesome!! And thanks for making it international ;-) !

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Minas said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pagecrawler said...

Great review and a great give away too. Thanks for making it international!


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Andrea said...

I would love to win this one!


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Andrea said...

Tweeted.

https://twitter.com/#!/lillieblue613/status/48441994300760064

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Cath said...

What a sweet contest!!!
Thanks for the chance =]

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bk56.7 said...

This book looks great :)
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YA Reader said...

Can't wait to read it!
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Christine said...

So excited about this book! Thank for the giveaway. =)

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The Lovely Reader said...

I can't wait for this book. Thank you for hosting this contest!

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The Lovely Reader said...

And here is my twitter link!

http://twitter.com/barbrafl/status/48573210668703744

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Rachel @ Bookshelf Lust said...

I can't wait to read this! I keep hearing so many good things.

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Lucia said...

This book looks so good! Glad to hear you liked it! Thanks for the giveaway. :) Hopefully the Kindle will be compatible with Netgalley again soon and I'll be able to start it.

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kai (amaterasu) said...

Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for making it international as well. The Goddess Test is also one of my most anticipated reads this year!

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Jenny N. said...

Thanks so much, I've heard such good things about The Goddess Test.

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Jenny N. said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/statuses/48609810106695680

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Anonymous said...

This looks like and awesome story! I can't wait to read it!
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Jessica M said...

I can't wait to read The Goddess Test, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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The Total Book Nerd said...

OMGOMGOMG. THIS IS JUST TOO AWESOME. :D

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Lynsey Newton said...

Oooh very much looking forward to reading this one! Am only hearing good things about it. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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LilyxJames said...

Hi, thank you for the great giveaway! I would love to win this book!
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LilyxJames said...

Hi, thank you for the great giveaway! I would love to win this book!
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LilyxJames said...

My tweet link:
http://twitter.com/#!/LilyxJames/status/48886992477503488
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Wendy said...

I can't wait to read this!!

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Nicole said...

I love the cover. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

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Christy said...

What a beautiful cover and interesting concept! :)
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allie_141 said...

I would love to win a copy but I don't have a twitter account...!!!!I live in France my email is : allie_141@hotmail.com

Emily said...

Please count me in, and thanks for the giveaway!

Emily
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Emily said...

Tweet tweet!

http://twitter.com/heynocupcake/statuses/51729913874624512

Emily
whatbookisthat at gmail dot com

Thanks!

holly said...

Thanks for offering this!

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Giada M said...

Thank you for your review and giveaway! I can't wait to read the Goddess Test. It sounds great!

Giada M.

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds awesome. I love reading about Greek mythology especially contemporary ones.

Lexie H
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my life with books -kjovus said...

I keep reading about this book and am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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BrookeD said...

Thanks so much! This book sounds great, and I love the cover.

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