Thursday, December 15, 2011

#BIR2011: THE GODDESS TEST - An Interview with Aimee Carter


 We hope you are enjoying Best I've Read so far and that you're stopping by all the blogs to see what books the other 10 blogs participating are choosing this year as their favorites. Be sure you check out the Best I've Read blog today for our top 8 feature on VANISH by Sophie Jordan. We're offering two giveaways over there today, so you won't want to miss out!

Our second feature for today is Aimee Carter's fabulous book, THE GODDESS TEST. Julie here at BCM just couldn't get enough of this book and it's easy to see why. Take a look below to learn more about the book and to enter for a giveaway as well. 

***About THE GODDESS TEST***

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

About: 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 can find Aimee Carter online:

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***Interview with Aimee Carter***

BCM: What draws you to Greek/Roman Mythology? 

AC: I love the sheer number of stories and the different faces we see of the gods. One of the things that fascinates me about mythology is the different versions as well--the variations on the same myths that crop up. And that was one of my favorite things about writing The Goddess Test as well, getting to play around a bit with those myths and twisting them in new ways.

BCM: What sparked the desire to write a modern day version of the Hades and Persephone story?

AC: I've always been interested in Greek mythology, and one of my favorite myths from a very early age was the myth of Hades and Persephone. I always wondered what would drive a god to do that, to kidnap a girl to be his wife, and I also wondered what would happen if Persephone ever left him. Hence, the backstory to The Goddess Test was born!

BCM: Will you share with us one of your favorite scenes or dialogue from The Goddess Test

AC: I can't write it out without spoiling the book for those who haven't read it yet, but I will say that the climax, with Kate and the council, was one of my favorite scenes to write by far.

BCM: What can we look forward to from you in the future?

AC: The sequel to The Goddess Test, entitled Goddess Interrupted, will be released on March 27, 2012. And in case that isn't soon enough, a Goddess Test novella, entitled The Goddess Hunt, will be available as a free e-book download on March 1!

BCM: Now the most important question.... If you were a crayon (or marker) what color would you be and why?

AC: Though my favorite colors are jewel tones like purple, emerald, and cerulean, I'd have to go for the white crayon. No one ever uses it!

BCM: What is your favorite read of 2011?

AC: Oh wow, I have so many. I loved Wither, by Lauren DeStefano, Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, Bad Taste In Boys, by Carrie Harris - and I'm currently reading Birthmarked, by Caragh M. O'Brien, and absolutely loving it.

***Giveaway***
  • Thanks to Harlequin Teen, we are giving away one copy of THE GODDESS TEST to one lucky reader.
  • Open to U.S & Canada mailing addresses.
  • +1 entry if you are a BCM Google Friend Connect follower.
  • Giveaway ends at midnight EST December 23, 2011.
  • Fill out THIS FORM to enter.

11 comments:

  1. This book sounds really good, thanks for the giveaway!
    SarahS. @ WondrousReadings

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  2. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway!

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  3. The Goddess Test really was such a sweet and enjoyable book. The two main characters especially were great. It has the nicest heroine I've encountered in a long while.

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  4. Thanks, I was looking for this book!

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  5. I've heard SUCH great things about this book - would so love to win it, but if I don't, it is on my TBR list!
    Thank you for another great recommend and giveaway op!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  6. I have had my eye on this one for a while. It looks so good and I have heard wonderful things about it.

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  7. Great choice of favorite reads in 2011. I loved them all!

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  8. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to read this :D

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  9. Thank you!! I would love to read The Goddess Test.

    Pam

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  10. I too love mythology and I am excited about all the different books featuring myths. The Goddess Test sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. This was a really cute book (though someone spoiled a surprise for me in a review, grr). I can't wait to read the sequel!

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