Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess #2) by Aimee Carter

Release date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Egalley
Source: Publisher provided through Netgalley
Pages: 296
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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.
I enjoyed The Goddess Test, but didn't love it. I liked the idea behind the tests and liked the way the gods were depicted. All the things I liked about The Goddess Test were present in Goddess Interrupted, but boy oh boy did I like it SO much better! I liked that Aimee Carter went deeper into mythology into the story of Kronos and the Olympians taking him down, which is not an aspect of the mythology I've read much fiction about. OOH, and I LOVED getting to meet Persephone! More about that later. :)

Kate has passed the seemingly impossible test. She's immortal. You'd think she would have some time to rest! But no, the father of the gods and most powerful of the Titans, Kronos, has been let out. When he was captured before, it took the power of all of the gods, and Henry has been taken hostage by Kronos. In a seemingly hopeless situation, Kate proves her mettle. And this is why I love her. She is seemingly powerless in the this situation. But she steps up to the plate and helps those she's grown to love. I did find her a little annoying at times, and very unwilling to notice the things right in front of her face, but the stronger traits of Kate's character outshine the weaker ones.

I liked the increased action here, and adored the slightly deeper look into mythology. Honestly, before this book I was aware of the Titans, but was unaware of their real relation to the Olympians. (Now, of course, I'm taking Greek & Roman Mythology and just know WAY too much of the weird details. :) College.) I was fascinated by the idea, and liked seeing more sides to each of the characters and how they faced a life and death situation, since Kate was really the only one risking anything in the first book.

And OH MY GOODNESS that ending. Sometimes I get so incensed at super cliffhanger endings, but this one just made me that much more excited for the final book in the trilogy, not to mention it fit very well and while it was a surprise, it also wasn't. I'm glad it didn't just come flying out from left field.

If you liked The Goddess Test you are in for a treat here. We get all of the romance, action, backstabbing, drama, and mythology that we loved in the first, but to an even higher degree. Goddess Interrupted is such a fun and captivating read.

Risk a paper cut? Zeus, king of all the gods, shall send his thunder upon you and magically...somehow...fix your poor fingers should something happen to them. Yeah.

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