3 out of 5 stars
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.
This book, followed closely by the releases of Abandoned and Starcrossed, was the first modern take on a greek myth. I would love any book that even had an ounce of greek myths in it, so this book was perfect for me.
Though I thought Kate agreed with the bargain to help her mother too soon, I would probably do the same for anyone who is in my family or is one of my closest friends.
My favorite part of the plot, from my point of view, is that Kate had to be the one wearing the pants in the relationship of her and Henry and was proud to be helping Henry out. And for the strong heroine, I forgive the hastiness of the story.