By: Aimee Carter
Released: March 27, 2012
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*An advanced reader's copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
"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." (Summary from goodreads.com)
Aimee Carter's Goddess Interrupted is the sequel to The Goddess Test and picks up shortly after where The Goddess Test ended. Kate is becoming Queen of the Underworld but she feels more alone than ever. Henry is keeping his distance and she is fighting for his affection. Then when Henry is taken, she must go to Persephone for help.
I enjoyed Goddess Interrupted much more than The Goddess Test. The characters are developed much more strongly. Kate survived the tests and is now becoming the Queen of the Underworld. However, Kate is beginning to doubt herself and Henry. I admit it bothered me a bit that Kate was constantly doubting herself through the story. On the other hand though these were concerns that I had while reading The Goddess Test so I was happy that they were finally being acknowledged. I also admire how she will do anything for the ones that she loves.
I have very mixed feeling about Henry in this book. He was so distant and for most of the story I was confused on what his motives were. I was thrilled to see the return of Ava and James though. Persephone was also finally introduced. I had been expecting to hate her but she definitely grew on me as the story progressed.
The plot was exciting and held my attention the entire time. It was not what I was expecting at all and there were plenty of surprises. I thought there was much more action than there was in The Goddess Test. Some moments completely frustrated me but in a good way. I would get so lost in the story that I found myself in the world that Carter created and feeling Kate's emotions. I loved that the setting took place in the Underworld instead of the mansion. I am a huge Greek mythology fan and I love the spin that Carter puts on it. I especially liked how the Titans were introduced. I definitely enjoyed the last few chapters the most. The last chapter was filled with several shocking twists that left me speechless. The ending also leaves on a major cliffhanger so I will be highly anticipating Goddess Inheritance to see what will happen next. I strongly recommend Goddess Interrupted, it is an exciting and interesting story.