Book Review: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter

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.

Release Date:  March 27, 2012
Age Group:  Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Review copy from publisher

I really enjoyed The Goddess Test (book one in this series) and read Goddess Interrupted immediately after finishing The Goddess Test.  I just love it when I can read two or more books in a series in a row, don't you?  It makes the books so much more enjoyable when the events of the previous book are fresh on my mind.

I liked a lot of things about Goddess Interrupted.  I liked watching both Henry and Kate change.  I liked it when Kate took charge and took action against Cronus.  She really took responsibility for Henry and the other gods and goddesses.  I liked that she was not content to sit back and let everyone else do the work, she jumped right in and did her part to save the world. 

What I really liked were the events that led to Kate seeking out Persephone.  She knew how hard it would be to face Henry's first wife, the woman she is endlessly compared to, but she did it anyway, for the good of everyone.  Imagine having a someone whom you can never live up to.  And then you find out that that person is your sister.  Everything you have, she's had first.  From your mother, to your husband, to your job, even.  She's had it first, then rejected it, leaving the leftovers to you.  That's how Kate feels about Persephone, and I really felt for her.  She has a lot to overcome, and a lot of negative feelings to let go over, and I really enjoyed her transformation.

There was a lot of back-and-forth between Henry and Kate.  Henry is kind of hot-and-cold towards Kate, which got old.  On the one hand, I was tired of it, but on the other hand, I understood where Henry was coming from.  What was he supposed to think when Kate spent her entire summer alone with James?  Henry was left to imagine the worst, and he does.  At his core, he feels unlovable, after Persephone's rejection, which he has not been able to overcome despite hundreds of years of effort, and he transfers some of those feelings on to Kate.  When they finally straightened things out between each other, I wanted to cheer, I was so happy!

The ending was a neat twist.  I really didn't see it coming, which I love.  I can't wait for book three: The Goddess Inheritance!

1 comment:

  1. If you loved The Goddess Test, I think you will like Goddess Interrupted. But for me, the main characters being a whiny love-struck girl and a gruff, un-loveable Greek god just turned me completely off. I'll have to seriously think about whether I'll devote the time to finish reading the trilogy - not even a cliffhanger had me hungering for the next book.


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