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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Last week I reviewed Aimee Carter's The Goddess Test, and you can read that review here. I had book 2, Goddess Interrupted on my shelf already, so I was ready to dive in. Also, I'd suggest just not reading this review at all unless you've already read The Goddess Test. The summary has spoilers from book 1! And make sure you enter to win a copy below!
Here's the summary from Goodreads: 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.

What I Liked: 1) I liked that there was a second book after the first. The story could very well have ended when book one was finished. But instead of just having to wonder what was to become of Kate and Henry, we get a look at what is next for them. I guess you could say I just like this book's existence. 2) Kate. I kind of expected Kate to lose something of what she was in the first book. She has a spark that I thought she might lose once she didn't think she was fighting for her life. But she's still got it. She does become a bit needy at some points, but that's more because of the way Henry is acting, rather than her changing because all of a sudden she's a goddess. 3) The setting. We spent the whole time in the Underworld, exploring different parts of it, and what the afterlife is like for different people. I loved the way that Aimee wrote all of that, that everyone had their own version of what the afterlife should be. It really gave the reader a lot to think about. 4) The Titans. The Titans, or at least Cronus, has made an appearance now in the story, and there are just tons of places that can go. It opened up a whole new idea about where the story can go. 5) Family. There is a sense of family between the gods and goddesses. I really love how they all move around each other and care for each other like family. Although it's a strange family....my mother, my sister....yeah.

What I Didn't Like: Henry was a big jerk throughout most of the book. It has to be said. It kind of gets explained, but I was just angry with him alot. Man up, dude! You're the King of the Underworld, stop acting like a child.

Overall Thoughts: Goddess Interrupted is a good sequel. It didn't fall into that "middle book" syndrome that some do, where it just doesn't hold up to the first. It added new storylines, and interesting ideas to an already fun plot. The characters (for the most part stayed true to who they were from the first book, and I'm glad to see that the danger that came up in the first book hasn't dissipated even after we found out who was causing it.

My Rating: 4 shots


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5 comments:

  1. I thought Henry was a jerk in it too, but more than anything Kate annoyed me with her whining and neediness. I wanted to smack them both lol!!

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    1. I think I was blaming Henry for all of their problems, and that's why I didn't get as annoyed with Kate!
      Courtney

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  2. I would really like to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. You're welcome! And good luck!
      Courtney

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  3. wasn't sure about reading it until i saw your review! agree on everything! so i know i'll enjoy it :)

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