Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter
Release Date: April 6th 2012
Published by: MIRA Ink
Source: Publisher (thanks Becky!)
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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.
I absolutely adored Kate and this delightful spin in Greek Mythology when I read the first book and this sequel just drove me nuts and more. Everything I felt when I've read the first one, happiness, anxiety and sadness were amplified a hundred times in this book. All possible complications you can foresee in Kate's life as Henry's wife and the Queen of the Underworld happened in this book and a whole lot more!
I wanted to strangle the life out of both Henry and Kate in this book. I loved the unique personalities Aimee has crafted in their characters but their behaviors in this book tested the patience I have for them. Kate's insecurities had resurfaced in a big wave, all the fears she had, and all the problems that she can face were exposed. But the experience made me liked Kate a bit more. She might be a Goddess but she's awfully flawed, and that's what made her powerful. Her inexperience in the world of immortals were made obvious, but her best qualities also came to be. She's fiercely protective of her loved one and she'll fight for love, no matter how hard the road might be to achieve it. There were times where I felt so bad for her for doubting every part of herself. She was so busy thinking of all the negative things in her life she can't focus on the good. Henry, on the other hand, made me so mad. I still can't wrap my head around the way he shows love, and if Kate was like any other woman, she could have left him when she had the chance. He's this sorrowful, King of the Underworld who needs to work on showing his feelings more and shed a little bit of his loner self. But all his vulnerabilities endeared him to me. He's strong and he deeply cares for Kate, he just doesn't know how to show it to her. Still, those fleeting, tender moments between them made my heart flutter and made me smile so much.
It's like the whole world of the Greek Gods and Goddesses unraveled in this book. Henry's past and the reason why he carries so much heartache was revealed through Persephone's appearance. She's an exasperating character at first, but she's got sass and if she wasn't just too bratty I would have liked her more. These Gods and Goddesses were also family, and they take care of their own. And they feel like your own ordinary, human family because of all the drama that goes on inside them. The complicated and confusing web of relationships and ties between these Gods were highly fascinating to read off and I loved how highly imaginative Aimee Carter was to be able to tie these Gods and Goddesses to each other and gave them their own personalities and character. Ava and James bickering with each other and Persephone testing their good natures were such a delight to read!
Goddess Interrupted had its own fair share of antagonists, and Calliope is evil incarnate. Hera has some issues to deal with and she unleashed fury like no other in this book. Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned, and with Kate in Henry's life, she had incurred Hera's wrath. How can one tiny being be so evil? The appearance of Cronus gave us a more complete back story of the Gods that solidified the story. What if the one thing that can kill an immortal comes alive? It's this terrifying all powerful thing that drove the story forward and it makes one wonder the extent of these Gods' immortality. What happens when the powerful becomes helpless?
Aimee Carter has outdone herself in this intense sequel to a great novel. Aimee has done a splendid job in constructing a vision of the Underworld, and crafting a very engaging and highly thrilling story that will surely make the readers crave for more. With a cliffhanger of an ending, Aimee has turned up the ante in Goddess Interrupted. Prepare yourself to feel utterly frustrated, angry, and totally, head over heels in love with Kate, Henry and the rest of the all powerful Gods and Goddesses in this book. Breath takingly intense with unexpected twists and surprises along the way, Goddess Interrupted has build up the tension and has done a great job in preparing us all for the Goddess Inheritance, the last of the trilogy. I don't know about you all, but I am just dying to know what happens next! That's one whole year of waiting...
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Stunning: Worthy of a Goddess' Praise!
Kate looks so gorgeous!
I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.