Sunday, February 26, 2012


Goddess Interrupted
Aimee Carter

Rating: A

Release Date: 03/27/12

Synopsis from
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.

In an effort not to spoil The Goddess Test for those of you who haven't read it, I'm going to cut this review. 

My thoughts on the book:
Wow. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning until the end. We didn't see a whole lot of the action, but there was a ton of suspense throughout the novel, and it ended on a cliffhanger. You guys know I don't like cliffhangers, and because of that I gave this book an A instead of an A+. Other than the cliff-hanger, though, I loved the book. I can't wait for Goddess Inheritance to come out in the beginning of next year, though. It is sure to be a wonderful end to the trilogy. 

This book was a difficult book to read, and it wasn't because anything was wrong with it. The book was very emotional. Kate spends a lot of the book really depressed. Henry is depressed as well. It's just sad to see two people who care about each other unable to actually enjoy loving another person because of insecurities. I know because I've been there. I think we all have, and that's what makes Kate so easy to relate to in this book. Yes, she's a bit clingy at times, and she gets jealous quite often, but it's easy to see why. It's illogical, but it makes sense given the circumstances. If I had been her, I can't say that I would have reacted any differently. I mean sure, I would have been a bit calmer about everything, but I'm also a bit older. Therefore, I'm too old to get all dramatic about stuff anymore, haha. 

This entire book revolves around Calliope's quest for revenge on Kate. Because Calliope is so obsessed with revenge, she releases Cronus from captivity, and he is the only creature alive who can kill the gods. The last time they fought Cronus, Calliope's power was the one that tipped the balance in the gods' favor. Now that she's against them because of Kate, they have no way to win. Sound intense? It was. 

I really enjoyed getting to know Kate and Henry better in this novel. We don'tn't get to see a lot of Henry, but we get to hear a lot about what Persephone put him through from other people. By the end of the book, it is easy to understand why he acts the way he does. It doesn't make the situation any less frustrating, but it is still understandable. I felt bad for him. Persephone is a selfish wench. That didn't stop me for wanting to kick him in the shin a few times though. 

Kate really shines in this book. She makes a lot of sacrifices not only to save all of humanity, but also to save the members of the Council. She's a strong, intelligent, and brave character, and I really like her. She also gets her first power in this book, and while she can't control it, it is useful sometimes. I'm sure she'll be a force to be reckoned with by the end of the third novel. 

Henry is busy fighting for most of this novel, but his character has grown so much by the end. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but he really progresses. Carter took him to the next level in this book, and I can't wait to see how things end up for him. 

All of my favorite characters are back in this book, and even my not-so-favorites. We have Ava, James, Walter, Diana, and the gang all together again. We also get to meet a few new characters, which adds a lot of complexity to the plot. Each character has a defining voice and personality, and I was relieved that none of the new characters are stereotypes any more than the old ones are. Carter is fantastic at creating well-developed, dynamic characters. I really enjoyed getting to know the new additions to the story. 

The pacing of this book is perfect. It moved just fast enough to keep me interested, but I didn't feel that any of the parts were rushed. Relationships and friendships, both new and old, occur naturally. I really love how Carter doesn't force her characters into a situation in order to further the plot. She uses the plot as it's supposed to be used: a series of obstacles that a character must overcome in order to progress to the next stage of character-development. 

Speaking of plot, the plot for this book is fantastic! I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole thing. I could not put it down until I saw what would happen. The idea is intriguing, and the setting is wonderful. We learn, right along with Kate, what kind of place the Underworld really is, and Carter's descriptions really bring the Underworld to life. Also, the rules of Kate's new life in this book are explained further in this book. When I finished reading this book, I felt like I had a much better understanding of the world that Carter created. 

Goddess Interrupted has a lot of danger, suspense, betrayal, and romance. This book is a roller coaster ride that you won't want to end. 

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1 comment:

  1. I wasn't as excited about the first book in the series, but this one sounds so good I may have to read them :)


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