Aimee Carter: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)

 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 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.

"You will have power beyond imagining, and you will never fear death again. You will never grow old, and you will always be beautiful. You will have eternal life to spend as you wish."

First I thought that the book was kind of stupid. Or that Kate was stupid. And maybe a little cliché. There was this girl whose mother was dying of cancer and she wanted to see her hometown for the last time. Ok, it was sad, but still.. couldn't there be anything more original? Then there is this "evil popular girl" who does some prank and dies and Kate agrees to do "anything" to save her, so Henry saves her life. Who does that? I wouldn't. She was a total stranger to Kate. And a mean girl..
Ok, well. Next thing is the Persephone myth. I think it's odd that Kate is willing do accept without questions that Henry brought Ava back to life and that she made a deal with Henry. Like those myth and everything is normal life. But after that she can't accept that Henry is really a god and it's all real.

But when I read further, I really began to like to book. Or love the book. I think that this is my new favourite series. Or one of them. I'm definally reading the next book strait away.