Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter.
Publisher: HarlequinTeen.
Pages: 304.
Release Date: March 27, 2012.
Source: NetGalley.
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.

While The Goddess Test was exciting, Goddess Interrupted is pure exhilarating. This book is a non-stop thrill ride, for both action and emotions. Everything is amped up - the mythology, the drama, the danger.

My only teeny tiny little complaint before I get into why I enjoyed this sequel so much is that I would have liked a bit of normalcy and calmness before Kate and Henry are thrown into danger in the first chapter. It didn't seem like we even got to take a small gulp of air before the story began, but once I got absorbed in the action, it was pretty easy to overlook.

But other than that, I thought this was a really successful sequel! I'm happy that the characters were able to get out of Eden and explore other settings that really solidified my fascination for the world Aimee Carter has created. And despite wanting to kick her in the face at times, I liked that Persephone was introduced. I feel like she was this emotional villain for Henry and Kate in The Goddess Test and it definitely continues in this book. I think that battle - the one between Henry and Kate and Persephone - was done very well. My heart broke a little for Kate with every chapter.

And that ending! Holy betrayal, Batman! I was repeatedly pressing the next button in hopes that my e-reader had it wrong and that there was at least another chapter but unfortunately not. And now I will be impatiently awaiting the release of the next book, The Goddess Inheritance.

Overall, Goddess Interrupted is a satisfying sequel loaded with even more action, drama, romance and of course, mythology. I read this in one sitting, hanging on the edge of my seat the entire time. If you were a fan of The Goddess Test, or if you're a fan of Greek mythology, I definitely recommend you check this one out!

Other reviews for Goddess Interrupted:
Nina Reads.
Creative Reads.
The Book Scoop.
YA Bibliophile.

9 comments:

  1. I loved this book as well!! Great review!!

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  2. Ditto for me too! Loved it! But I am partial to Greek mythology.

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  3. I know!! The ending was insane! I was sure that my book was missing about 20 pages. It's going to be a terrible wait. I would have liked to see more normalcy between Kate and Henry as well, but then they haven't really had a normal anything.

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  4. I see that you also read the Netgalley version - apparently there's some extra content in the finished copy. I'm not sure if this is from the next novella or the next full novel, but either way I want to read it and see if it helps soften that ending!:P

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  5. I also loved the book and read it in one sitting. I enjoyed your review and thought it summed up my feelings well. And, yes, there is additional content in the printed book. The excerpt is called "An exclusive look at how Henry finds out..." Yeah, it is exactly what it says and if you didn't get that in your Netgally, go find it! It's more angst inducing than the end of the book.

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  6. The ending really got to me. It is a cliffhanger that I didn't expect and I hated to see it end there. Now I am counting down until October when The Goddess Inheritance is due to be released. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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  7. Aimee Carter has created an amazing world here, and her storytelling made it come alive. All in all, this is one of the most beloved series I've read in the last two years. This book was an amazing and had a rather perfect ending to round things off. My only regret is that it's now over, but I know I will be rereading these books for years to come.

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