Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Challenges: 2012 YA/MG Fantasy Challenge, Sophomore Challenge
Rating: 4.5 stars
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.
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter was an epic read that I didn’t want to put down. Aimee Carter‘s retelling of the myth of Persephone and Hades is just so off the beaten path, and I love that unique quality about it. It’s no surprise that Goddess Interrupted was another great look into the lives of Kate and Henry.
Goddess Interrupted follows a storyline that I never would have guessed would have happened. It was new, fresh, and a ton of fun to read. One of the best things about these books is how easy it is to get involved in the story, and Goddess Interrupted definitely fit that bill with its questish nature. The plot did not stop building for a moment in this one.
Kate as a character in this one kind of bugged me. She was a bit whiny for the first half of the book and it drove me nuts. She got a lot better in the second half of the book, which was nice. The other characters of the trilogy are just awesome. I love James – he’s a character you can’t help but to love. I love Henry as well, even though he has all his flaws. There were a lot of characters you get to see more of in Goddess Interrupted which was quite awesome.
The ending of Goddess Interrupted is intense I tell you. I finished the book, and frantically turned pages trying to find more story. I cannot wait for The Goddess Inheritance, as the story Aimee Carter has built sounds fantastic.
Basically, Goddess Interrupted is another one of those must reads. While I didn’t love the main character as much in this one, the plot is simply to die for and the other characters are wonderful. Aimee Carter is a rising star in YA, and I cannot wait to see what is next for her.