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March 23, 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter - Juhina

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)

Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2)
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Greek Mythology)
Challenges: None
Source: Publisher
Advanced Reader Copy
Pages: 304
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.
After reading The Goddess Test I was highly anticipating its sequel "Goddess Interrupted" but sadly, I was disappointed. The story starts after Kate gets back from her vacation and while her, and even I, expected to be greeted by Henry, we get sucked right into the problem. While this might be good, we never got the reunion I've been dying for. Even after they did meet (a third into the story) it was very distant and emotionless. This drove Kate crazy and in turn ME crazy. Kate was SO whiny in this book. All she thought about was "Why doesn't Henry love me as much as he loved Persephone?". Her constant feeling of inferiority toward Persephone and nagging to Henry wanted me to slap some sense into her. Yes, some of her behavior is explanatory because of henry's detachment, but at some times she acted like a 5 year old that wanted her mother's constant and devoted attention.
As for the conflict and plot, it felt a bit rushed. While it was interesting I just felt that if we were given more time to settle down in the underworld before all this was sprung at us, I would have enjoyed it more. Of course in the end Kate and Henry's conflict is resolved but ALL OF THAT would have been avoided if Henry just TALKED. He stayed quiet, and caused Kate to misunderstand and the tiny snowball turned into a gigantic 10 foot snowball. I just wished there was MORE to the story, because I felt something missing throughout the whole book and in the end I did enjoy the complications that occurred, and the appearance of Persephone definitely brought tension and drama into the plot.  Hopefully the third book would pick up from The Goddess Test's epicness and for the trilogy to end in a great note.
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  1. I can't stand main characters who whine and moan unnecessarily - especially when there are bigger things for them to be concerned about. It's a shame you didn't enjoy this as much as you could have. :(

  2. Thanks for the honest review. Will definitely read The Goddess Test but will probably think twice about book 2...

  3. Ah I'm SO glad I'm not the only one who wanted to slap Kate more than a few times! Without all the whining and Henry being a douche I would have enjoyed this one a whole lot more!

  4. I agree with you and your review! I felt very dissapointed as well with a book that I has hoping to love. I could not get past Kate's whining!

  5. I'm reading this book now and I totally agree with you. It's making me tired of waiting about Henry and Kate relationship to develop.
    I hope the 3rd book much much better than this.

    Thanks for the review :)