Kate moves back to her mother’s home town of Eden to fulfil her mothers dying wish. It doesn’t take long before an unfortunate event hits hard that kills one of her classmates. As her friend dies, Kate meets Hades who also goes by the name Henry. He brings her classmate back to life and in exchange Kate must live with him for six months and undergo a series of tests. If she passes she will marry him and rule the underworld with him forever. If she fails she will forget ever meeting him and Hades or Henry will fade, which is the same as dying. The tests are not easy because all the other girls before her were murdered by someone hellbent on preventing Hades from marrying anyone and ruling the underworld.
The world the author described is very unique. It is very different and not what you expect it to be. Majority of the book takes place inside this gorgeous mansion where most of the staff are actually dead people. Kate forms friendships and enemies faster than you can blink. My favourite character is actually Hades or Henry for the sake of this review we’ll just call him Hades. He is very sweet and caring which would not be my initial though for the god of the underworld. Most fiction writings portray him as cruel and evil and always up to no good, but in the goddess test Hades was the complete opposite. He wasn’t moody but he does carry around a heavy burden. He is kind, caring and fiercely protective. I found Kate annoying at the beginning. All these miracles were going on around her and she still refused to believe about magic or gods or anything at all.
Rating – I rate this book 5 stars. It is definitely one of my favourite books and I can’t wait to get started on the rest of the series. Be warned that this book is sad, it made me cry throughout and it will definitely haunt you long after you’ve finished reading it.