Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimée Carter
Publication date: March 27th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy- Mythology
Series: Goddess Test #2 (Review contains spoilers from the 1st book)
Cover rating: 4/5
Content rating: 5/5
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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.
My thoughts:

Goddess Interrupted was simply brilliant! I thoroughly enjoyed The Goddess Test (you can see my review for that here) and was so glad I was able to dive right into the second book immediately! I felt that this one took a bit of time to really get to the action, though. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it as much as book one but it quickly picked up and I read the second half without even looking away from the page once! It definitely did not disappoint. 

Kate has made her choice. She decided she wanted to become immortal and spend six months of the year with Henry, as Queen of the Underworld. A big undertaking for a young girl! Kate's just come back from from spending six months away with James and tensions are running seriously high among the Gods and Goddesses! Henry is annoying and distant for the first part of this book. He's still hung up on Persephone and has gotten the wrong idea about Kate and James. I really don't get why Kate spent so much time begging. I realize that the Gods and Goddesses are all she has now but she did too much begging of Henry at the beginning. It would have been better if she'd just played it cool.

This book was so intense! The whole world is at risk of being completely destroyed and it's up to our characters to save it. Calliope has really started to show her evil side and it was so awful watching her plot against the people she was supposed to care about! It was really interesting to see Kate developing her powers as an immortal and her struggle to get the rest of them to see that she was no longer helpless in their world. She didn't need protecting because she was one of them and needed a chance to use her powers because how else is she supposed to learn? I thought Kate was incredibly brave in this book and I'm glad the other characters realized this. Both Kate and Henry do a lot of growing and developing in this book and that was great to see.

In this book, we get to meet Persephone and see how she interacts with the people who use to be her family. We also get the story from all angles so we can make up our own minds about what happened! I was hooked on this book the way through and the ending nearly killed me. It was such a shock and I don't know how I'll handle waiting for book three! Goddess Interrupted was a really good sequel and I hope the next book will do even better. 


  1. This sounds like a really interesting concept. I like books based on mythology. I'll check it out. Thanks for the review!

  2. I agree - I liked the character development with Henry in this book.

  3. This sounds like a book I would love!! Great review, too. I linked to your review on my blog today:

  4. Sweet review. Keep up the good work.

    TAG! I've tagged you on my blog. Be sure to stop in and check it out.

  5. I have this book from NG and should be getting to it soon. I'm excited! I'm also a little apprehensive because of how everyone seems to have been reacting to Kate and Henry in this novel but... we'll see. Maybe I won't be annoyed :) I'm so interested in meeting Persephone! There is SO much to do with her character and I home Aimee takes it far. Great review! <3



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