Mini Book Review: Goddess Interrupted

Goddess Interrupted CoverBook: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Published March 2012 by Harlequin|210 pages

Where I Got It: Nook store

Series: The Goddess Test #2

Genre: YA Paranormal- Greek Mythology Re-Telling

You can find Goddess Interrupted on goodreads & Aimee Carter on Twitter, Facebook and her website

Goodreads Summary: 

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 Thought:

I liked Goddess Interrupted, but not as much as The Goddess Test.  I liked seeing what new obstacles came up in Goddess Interrupted, and what it means for all of the gods/goddesses.

I didn’t like Kate as much in this one, because she seemed to be complaining a lot.  Which I totally understand, what with Henry still being in love with Persephone, and trying to figure out her abilities.  But she still got to be pretty irritating by the end of the book.  And I still feel like I don’t really know much about the characters.  They just don’t feel real to me, and I wish they did because they seem so interesting!  Still, Ava did something unbelievable at the end of the book.  It seems in-line with her as Aphrodite, but I’m also not sure since I feel like I don’t know her.  And Hera also surprised me, but I’m not sure how I feel about that either, since I feel like I don’t know much about her.

As for Persephone: I’m not getting why Henry has such strong feelings for her.  I’m less interested in Kate/Henry as a couple because of Henry’s feelings for Persephone and how Kate has growing feelings for Henry.  I think it’s a big part of why she acts the way she does, and it certainly complicates things for Henry and Kate, to the point that she wants to leave Henry.  I just don’t find their relationship believable or interesting.  After everything Kate went through for Henry, you’d think he’d appreciate her a little more than he seems to in the book.

I do like how Carter takes on Greek mythology, and it’s one of the more interesting and different takes on Greek mythology I’ve seen.  I think it’s why I kept going and why I want to read the last book.  Because I really want to see where things go!

Let’s Rate It: 

I liked Goddess Interrupted, but I also found it hard to care about the characters.  I feel like I don’t know anything about the characters, but I like how Carter is re-telling Hades and Persephone.  Goddess Interrupted gets 3 stars.

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