Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter (Goddess Test #2)

TitleGoddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter
Published: March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeen
Source: ARC provided by publisher for honest review (NetGalley)
Challenge(s):  2012 eBook
Grade rate: C

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.

My Review

It is hard for me to write this review because I had the expectation that I would love the sequel to The Goddess Test (see my review here) and I am sorry to say that it was not the great read I was hoping for. 

I really liked Kate in the previous book, but in its sequel she turned into a very insecure person, and that that is not a character trait that I admire.  If there is something that I cannot abide is whining.  I discourage it in my children and they know that they will not get anything from me by using that tactic.  I understand that Kate is really young, especially compared to Greek gods, but still, it seems like 50% of the book was spent on reading about Kate’s insecurities, self-doubt, and lack of trust in Henry.  It just drove me crazy.  Sorry!  I had to get that out of my chest.

I feel like Kate gave up really quickly.  Henry is, as in the previous book, very mysterious.  It’s not easy for him to show or talk about feelings and we have to understand that all the gods (the only “people” that Kate hangs with) have lived for eons.  It is really hard to change overnight and he had other things in his mind as well.  Ava and James appear more in this book and we get to know them a little better (even if what we learn is not all good).  We also meet Persephone and although she is beautiful, she is not a very nice person. 

The plot was weak and relied heavily on Kate’s inner conflict, instead of the danger they were all in.  The writing was easy to read and flowed a little slow.  What on earth happened with at the end?  It felt rushed, not very believable and a total cliffhanger (you guys know I don’t like those, right?)

I will still read The Goddess Inheritance, the third installment in the series due to be published in October of this year. 

About the cover:  The cover is beautiful, the flowing attire, the long hair all make allusion to the Greek theme, as well as the font.

1 comment:

  1. That's too bad you didn't like Goddess, Interrupted. I liked it more than you did, but I understand not liking Kate. She didn't bother me as much as she bugged others in reviews I've read. I think she obsesses over Henry because she is so afraid if he doesn't love her she'll be all alone again. That said, she is really insecure and I hope she gets more confidence in the next book.


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