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Book Watch: The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test is the debut novel for Aimée Carter. It is scheduled for release in the U.S. on April 26, 2011.

However, it is currently listed as being available for pre-order online in paperback format for an April 19, 2011 release at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (Which is why I’m including this in my Book Watch for the week of April 19th post. Fingers crossed that I will be getting this one on the 19th!)

Published by Harlequin TEEN the print edition is 304 pages.

The Goddess Test is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

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What made me first love this book and what made it really stand out to me was the beautiful cover. I tend to remember a book more by its cover art than by its title and this book was no exception. Every time I see the cover I just know it’s Aimée Carter’s The Goddess Test.

This is another debut book that I cannot wait to read! I have heard nothing but praise for The Goddess Test on Twitter and around the blogosphere. I have only read one review as the blogger promised there were no spoilers as I really want to discover this one for myself.

I’ve always loved the idea of Greek mythology and loved hearing the stories told to me, but have never really enjoyed actually reading them. But the idea of a modernized take on characters from the Greek myths is so exciting. And when we’re talking Hades and the Underworld what could be cooler.

I have this book as an eARC and haven’t yet read, but there is no question I’ll be buying the finished copy if it’s even half as good as everyone has said.

Currently this book is planned as a trilogy, and according to the author’s website the second book in the series, Goddess Interrupted, will be released in February 2012 and the third book, as yet untitled, will be available in November 2012.

I am so thrilled because I can’t imagine anything Greek myth-related ending after just one tale.

If I find any excerpts or trailers I’ll be sure to link them in my review post. But if you want to “meet” the author be sure to visit her website or find her on Twitter.

Goodreads description:

Every girl who has taken the test has died.

Now it’s Kate’s turn.

It’s always been just Kate and her mom–and now 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.

If she fails…

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