Page Count 297
Author Aimee Carter
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...
I LOVED this book, it is the best book I have read in a long long time and in my opinion deserves to become just as popular as Harry Potter or the Twilight series. The writing is impeccable and draws you into the story right on the very first page. The characters were well developed and varied and the main character was so good and so sweet without being someone readers can't relate to. I wasn't able to guess who the killer was until right before it happened and there are so many surprises along the way it makes it a story you never want to stop reading. I couldn't put this book down but I tried not to read too much a day because I didn't want the story to come to an end. I have been finished for 2 days now and have started another book but I am still pouting about being finished with this book. I don't buy a lot of books because between the library and Netgally I have plenty of books to keep me busy but this is a book I would buy in a heartbeat. The only thing I am worried about for the next book is it becoming another story about how a girl can't decide between two amazing guys who are both madly in love with her. It's been SO OVERDONE and I am really hoping that the next book doesn't follow that same pattern. But honestly I can't really think of anything in the first book I didn't like and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series and anything else Aimee Carter writes. This is a book that is definitely going on my list of favorite books.
There was one part of the story I was confused about and if anyone else reads this book and can let me know that would be great!
Kate's mom dies and and Kate is killed and they are in the boat together and then Henry comes and takes Kate and carries her away. When Kate asks about her mom Henry says she agreed to give her life so Kate could live and that was the only way Henry could take Kate out of the underworld but then we find out Kate's mom is a goddess who took on a human body to raise Kate and that the body she was using died but she didn't because she is immortal. How did Henry get Kate out of the underworld if it took a life for a life? Kate's moms soul didn't really die so there was really nothing to trade for Kate's life. I don't know if it makes sense what I am asking or not but really it doesn't matter that much because I loved the ending and the whole story was amazing!