Book Review: Goddess Interrupted

Book Review: Goddess InterruptedGoddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on March 27th 2012
Pages: 304
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Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

 
* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series, The Goddess Test. Read at your own risk *
 

First Impression:
Aimee Carter rocked my world The Goddess Test, the first book in this series. I was left in complete awe of Carter's re-imagining of the Greek Gods and Goddesses. And I could not wait to see what awaited Kate and Henry. The good… the bad… and the ugly.

While Reading: 
Goddess Interrupted… now that is what I call a sequel!

The Goddess Test introduced readers to Henry and Kate, the God of the Underworld and his new queen. Despite all that they have gone through to be together, it is only the beginning. Alas, Henry still carries the mega baggage of his first Queen, Persephone. And to make matters worse, Henry and Kate have upset the Queen of the Gods, Calliope (aka Hera). So much so that she will do anything (and I mean anything) to be rid of Kate. And that includes waking her darling father, Cronus, to destroy everything. Well, I guess if she can't have Henry… no one will.

Goddess Interrupted is filled with ups and downs. Moments that make you root for our main characters. Moments that will break your heart. Aimee Carter, you sure do know how to keep me on the edge of my seat.

Ever since I found out that we were finally going to meet the elusive Persephone, I have been on pins and needles wondering how much this girl would rock the boat. The answer: a hella of lot. Even now after contemplating Goddess Interrupted, I am not sure how I feel about Persephone. Sure, I don't love her because of her back story with Henry. Nor did I really care about her personality. But I had hoped that I would at least sympathize with her a little. But I am not sure that I do. Yes, she did have a few redeeming moments… but I am not sure if was even close to being enough.

As for our new Queen of the Underworld, Kate, I love the girl, but I wish that she had not been so hard on herself the entire book. Henry is Henry. A moody guy that definitely does not wear his heart on his sleeve. Heck, we are lucky to ever see any emotion out of him. But their relationship in this book about killed me. It was definitely a take one step forward then like twelve steps back type of romance going on here. And every time we had one of those take twelve steps back moments, my heart fell to the floor. Aimee Carter, why did you do this to me? It was insane how emotionally invested I felt by Goddess Interrupted.

Verdict:
Goddess Interrupted is a knock out. A simply amazing sequel that kept me on my toes from the beginning to end. Brilliant characters continue to astound me with their depth and range of emotions that carry outside of the pages. It felt like I was going through every agonizing ordeal right along side Kate. And an ending that I did not see coming a mile away. Wow!

  

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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2 responses to “Book Review: Goddess Interrupted

  1. Christina Kit.

    I haven’t read either book but they sound awesome!!

    It’s great when a sequel really rocks – and there seems to be a lot of character development here. It’s good that Persephone isn’t clear-cut.

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