Monday, 19 March 2012

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test, #2
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Date of Publication: 27th March 2012
Source: netGalley*
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed The Goddess Test, so I was excited to read Goddess Interrupted. I thought it was good, but it was a definitely a case of Second Book Syndrome. I did like it, but not nearly as much as the first book.

I didn't really like Kate that much. I liked her in the first book, but ever since she became immortal, she seems to have become a bit pathetic and extremely needy. She can't seem to function without Henry by her side, and this sucks because for the majority of the book she's pining after him, unsure as to whether or not he loves her, even though it's blindingly obvious that he does.

Henry annoyed me too. I get that he was going through a lot, and I know he was all unhappy because Persephone had left him, but I thought he'd got over that, and having married someone new, he shouldn't be allowed to go back to being completely and utterly in love with his ex. I just wanted Persephone to go away and leave Kate and Henry to get along, as a happily married couple.

I did however, really like the plot. It was exciting and I had to keep reading to find out what happened - I needed to know whether Kate and Henry would survive every run in with Calliope and/or Cronus that they had. I liked that it took place in the Underworld, and I loved how we got to know a lot more about Henry and all the other gods' world.

The ending leaves you in a really annoying place - there's a rather large cliffhanger, even though I didn't really understand what happened at the end... I don't think I'm meant to though! (or I might have just missed something really huge ;P )

Overall though, if you enjoyed The Goddess Test, I think you will probably enjoy Goddess Interrupted too. While it didn't quite live up to my expectations, I'm still excited to read the last book, Goddess Inheritance, to see how the story ends, and I'd recommend you read this series if you're a fan of YA paranormal, or Greek mythology retellings.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading The Goddess Test. It's a shame Goddess Interrupted wasn't as good. I'm really eager to read it however. I want Henry! Thanks for the review Bella :)


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