- Pub. Date: April 2011
- Publisher: Harlequin
- Format: Paperback , 304pp
- Sales Rank: 100,777
- Age Range: Young Adult
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.
I wasn't sure what to think of this book at first but I have to admit I was sucked right in. Kate's world is falling apart and she's spent the better part of 3 years taking care of her dying mom and fearing the day she would have to let go. Her mom moves them out to Eden and then the mysterious things begin to happen. She meets Henry and to help a near total stranger, makes a deal that she see as completely crazy. Or is it?
She has to live at Eden Manor 6 months out of every year and become his bride/goddess, but she also has to pass these tests as well. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I wanted to know what was coming next. The characters were all interesting if a bit strange and otherworldly. Henry made me fall for his charm and selflessness as well. I have to admit I found myself cheering for Kate to pass these tests.
The whole Greek God Mythology was entertaining and It made me want to look up and study a few of them. Always a good thing when a book makes you want to know more on a subject I think.
All in all a great start to a new series and I can't wait to find out what happens next in Eden and with Kate and Henry and the whole council of gods.
Author's Website: Aimee Carter