I have always been obsessed with Greek mythology and so the promise of a modern mythical tale was just an offer I couldn’t pass up. I must say that Aimee Carter did deliver all that was promised and more.
About the book…
It has always been just Kate and her mom. Kate has been forced to mature much quicker than she should have, having a mother with cancer. Her mother’s last dying wish is to return to her childhood hometown, Eden. Kate is forced into not only watching her mother and only friend wither away in front of her, but also start a new school and make new friends.
Upon the gruesome murder of a newly made friend, Kate meets the dark and mysterious Henry who claims to be Hades, ruler of the Underworld. He offers Kate her mother’s life but there is a catch - she has to stay with him every six months and pass a series of tests the other Olympians put her through to see if she is worthy. If she passes she will become the Queen of the Underworld, Lord
Hades’ wife and goddess…if she fails she loses her mother and forgets about this part of her life completely. What she doesn’t know though is that there were many others before her and none of them have lived to tell the tale.
The tale of Hades and Persephone has always been one of my favourite Greek myths and the thought of life continuing after Persephone has left Hades, to me, was a very creative twist. One starts to question whether Hades was really a villain in the first place. While the chemistry between Henry and Kate may not be too believable to many, the book was a refreshing twist to a very old one.
This book was definitely worth my time as it was not only a romance, but also had a bit of mystery and thrill to it. Be sure to check out Goddess Interrupted, the sequel plus The Goddess Inheritance that comes out next year and also the fillers in between!