Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Release Date – March 27, 2012
Publisher Website – Harlequin Teen
Publisher Social Media - Twitter
Pages - 304 pages
My Rating- 9/10
**obtained from Netgalley and publisher for review**
Here is the Goodreads synopsis
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.
Aimee Carter’s Goddess Test series is quickly becoming one of my favourites. The first novel set up a wonderful twist on the mythology and some wonderful characters. I was eager to continue Kate’s story and was not disappointed. I enjoyed Goddess Interrupted just as much as the Goddess Test.
Kate and Henry are reunited at the beginning of the book after her summer spent travelling. Kate is hoping for a reunion that will quell some of her fears about what Henry wants from her, and her own feelings of being inadequate to rule the Underworld. However, when they meet it is less than her imagined romantic reunion. They are awkward, shy and have some issues communicating with each other. They are still getting to know each other, and their relationship is going to need work. When they both work at it they are wonderful together. There are times where you want to lock them in a room together and force them to TALK to each other.
I loved Kate’s progression in this novel. She starts off very timid, and wondering how things will be with Henry. She spends a lot of time wondering what the best choice for her is, and what exactly Henry wants from her. Throughout she is aware of what she won’t put up with and what she is willing (or not willing) to sacrifice for others. Once she’s made up her mind she is very determined, and doesn’t back down. We see that she is capable of being Queen of the Underworld, even if she may not quite believe it herself yet. She proves herself to be quite brave, and capable.
This novel introduces us to Persephone, Henry’s first wife. She wasn’t at all what I was expecting. She is complex, and she is still dealing with the mistakes she made. I am intrigued by her and hope she’s in the next book.
The action and pacing is much more intense than the previous novel. I feel that with book one Aimee introduced to her characters and world and with this one she was able to jump right into the story. We get a lot of back story, information, and even more character development.
The stakes for the characters felt real. The King of Titans is a real threat, and there are times you fear for some of our beloved characters. The consequences of what happens in this novel will be felt in The Goddess Inheritance and the battle is just beginning.
Everything I loved about the first story - the characters, romance, pacing, the twist on mythology is all here, but even more prevalent. I love what Aimee has done with the Greek mythology in this installment especially.
Prepare for an ending that packs a punch and will leave you gasping. You’ll be looking for more because you will not want THAT to be the ending. It’s going to be a long wait for the next installment and I can’t wait to see where Aimee takes the story next.