Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted
By Aimee Carter
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Source: Library
Summary: 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 who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.

Review: After I read the first book in this series, I wasn't all that impressed with it. There was no action and it seemed too cookie cutter instead of having more trials and actual challenges to reach immortality. That being said, I was really skeptical when going into this book. But it had over a four star average rating on Goodreads, so I decided to give the series another shot. 

Finally, we get some action! In the second book of the Goddess Test series, Kate had thought that she had finally gotten rid of Calliope and could live happily ever after with Henry. But when she comes back after her summer above, she's in for a rude awakening. Calliope has escaped and is threatening to let her evil father escape, who is the only thing capable of actually killing the Gods. Kate and others have to fight him off, but there's one catch: Persephone is the only one who can help. Yes, the same Persephone who Henry was (and still is) madly in love with. With battles, exes coming back into the picture, and many insecurities about relationships, this book definitely has much more going on to hold the reader's attention. 

My favorite part of this book was Kate and Henry's relationship. Kate is still so unsure of how things stand between them and Henry is his usual angsty self who doesn't really know how to express his emotions. With absolutely no communication whatsoever, Kate and Henry have no idea how they feel about each other, so both are freaking out about the other. You'd think this would get annoying, but I'm glad they have to work for each other. It creates a story people actually want to read. 

So this book was definitely better than the first one! But whether or not you actually liked the first one, you should give Goddess Interrupted a try. So many things happen that you'll never get bored! Aimee Carter was able to finally create a mythological story that evokes the power of the Gods while showing just how human they really are.

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't crazy about it. Kate was annoying and too self righteous/judgmental the entire time. The plot seemed to be more of Kate complaining about how Henry didn't love her though he married her. It just wasn't as interesting as the first book.
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