Author: Aimee Carter
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 19th 2011
Review Source: Harlequin Teen
Every girl who had taken the test has died.
Now it’s Kate’s turn.
It’s always been just Kate and her mom – and 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 that 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 must be more obsessed with Hades than I thought, I’ve been looking for more stories around his character and nature. A good friend of mines recommended this to me and I really enjoyed it.
With so much death around what would you do to stop even one death? It’s a question that keeps Kate awake at night, the last four years caring for her dying mother only making it that much worse.
As if in a dream, she visits with her mother or the memory of what she once was like. During her days she struggles with the waiting, and her new friend Ava pulling her towards what she’d describe a normal social life.
After a freak accident, the unbelievable happens. It all surrounds Henry, a local boy who lives up in a gated home. What deal did Kate just make with Henry you ask? you’ll have to read the book to find out. Keep in mind however, not everyone is rooting for Kate, there are a few out there looking to assassinate her, after all, she isn’t the first to make such a deal with the mysteriously handsome Henry.