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Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2)
by Aimee Carter

3 Stars: A Good Book
Publication: March 27, 2012 (Paperback)
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, 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 whom she would really rather not meet. Henry's first wife, Persephone.

The Goddess Test wasn't my favorite parafantasy read last year, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I read Goddess Interrupted. Happily, there is more action, twists, and thrills in this book than the first. Just as soon as Kate has one issue resolved, a new problems pop up. Aimee Carter takes readers on a roller coaster ride with many sharp twists and turns with an ending that leaves you breathless and ready to line up for more.

That being said, the action was the most interesting part for me, and while I do appreciate good action and plotting, I have to like the characters to really get into the novel. I found it hard to relate to Kate in book one, and that hasn't changed. She pines for Henry and comes back to him despite his need to push her away and treat her coldly after all they've gone through together in book one. It is understandable as perhaps he is afraid to commit to another girl after Persephone, not wanting to hurt either of them yet doing so in the process. I wanted to like Henry with his broken heart and all, but he really could have treated Kate better. She's done so much for him.

I do like Carter's take on Greek mythology. While I'm more into otherworldly fantasies, I love the modern twist on the Greek gods and goddesses. Kate and Henry have a complex relationship that solidifies itself more in this book, something that really needed to happen before they can move on, and other characters are further developed in this book. If interested, The Goddess Legacy (#2.5) and The Goddess Inheritance (#3) will be coming out in installment this year, so be on the lookout for that. There is also a #1.5 The Goddess Hunt if you hadn't heard about it earlier like me.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. No payment was received in return for a review. The receipt of the book had no influence on the opinions expressed in my review.
1 comment on "Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter"
  1. See I liked THE GODDESS TEST, but I didn't love it. I really really liked GODDESS INTERRUPTED. I agree there was a lot more action and twists. I'm looking forward to the third book. Great review! :D


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