Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter is the sequel to The Goddess Test. If you haven't read The Goddess Test yet do not read this review. Instead go to the store and buy the book now!! Another hint- there is a e-novella called The Goddess Hunt that takes place between the books. It's not neccessary to read it before reading Goddess Interuppted but it will add some insight to a few of the characters and the reasons they act the way they do. I read it after I read Goddes Interrupted and I wished I'd read it first.

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.

Goddess Interrupted begins 6 months after the end of The Goddess Test, just as Kate is returning from her six months away from the Underworld. I should have know with the word interrupted in the title that things were not going to go well. In fact there is very little that goes well in this book. Here are a few quick thoughts-

What I liked about this book:
  • I loved being back with the characters that Aimee has created. I find them to be wonderfully flawed and really enjoyed getting to know them better. I even enjoyed getting to know the ones I don't like very much.
  • I enjoyed spending time in the Underworld.
  • Henry. (duh!!) (I did spend quite a bit of time being annoyed with his stubbornness but I still love him.)
What I disliked/frustrated me:
  • Persephone- I have a serious love/hate relationship with this woman. I could probably put her in the like column as well. I guess I'm still undecided about her.
  • Kate's inferiority complex. I wanted to smack her and yell "Snap out of it!" multiple times throughout this book. If she doesn't get a backbone soon she's not going to survive in the Underworld.
  • The OMG-did-that-really-happen cliffhanger ending. This cliffhanger packs a one-two punch. One of twists I saw coming, the other I didn't. I may have said a few not-very-ladylike words when I finished the book.
The things that don't go well are necessary and the moments that do go well make it all worth it. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm really looking forward to The Goddess Legacy and The Goddess Inheritance.

1 comment:

Janet said...

AMEN TO IT ALL!! I read the whole thing in one day (obviously since it came out Tuesday) I wanted to cry when Henry was being such a jerk!.