Monday, July 9, 2012

REVIEW: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author:  Aimee Carter
Series:  Goddess Test (#2)
Pages:  296
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Date Published:  March 27, 2012
Format:  Paperback
Source:  Borrowed
Buy It:  Amazon & B&N



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.

Fave Quote:

"Am I doing the right thing, then?" I said. "Fighting for you." He circled his arms around my waist, and he was so close I could feel his breath against my cheek. "No," he said, and the word made my stomach contract. But before I could panic, he continued, his voice smooth and meant only for me. "You never had to fight for me to begin with. I am yours and have been from the moment I saw you."

Goddess Interrupted begins with Kate and James returning from her six months of off time, which they spent in Greece.  Kate is looking forward to returning to Henry, but when she gets home things aren't exactly how she'd hoped.  Not only are they under attack from the King of the Titans, but Henry is distant and subdued.  When Henry and the other six original siblings are abducted Kate is determined to save them, or die trying.  Unfortunately there is only one person who knows how to get to them...Persephone.  The thought of meeting the Goddess that still holds Henry's heart is scarier to Kate than the thought of facing a Titan.    

I enjoyed Goddess Interrupted so much more than Goddess Test.  Kate has grown so much.  She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to do what it takes to get it.  Even when she begins to doubt herself she never waivers.  I love how steadfast she has become, and I love the way she puts the gods and goddesses in their place.  She's beginning to see them for who they really are, and she doesn't mind calling them out on their faults.  Henry has a lot of soul searching to do.  It's time for him to come to terms with his past and figure out what he wants for his future.  He has never been one of those sweep-you-off-your-feet characters, but he's definitely working on it.  I enjoyed watching him squirm in Goddess Interrupted.  We get lots of character growth, we get insight into the past, and we get more love and betrayal.  We also get a cliff hanger that will have you begging for the next book!  For a series that started out just OK for me it has grown considerably with Goddess Interrupted, and I cannot wait for the next in this great series.

4 Stars * * * *
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