Review: Goddess Interrupted (Aimee Carter)

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Reading Level: YA                                                                                                                                             Pages: 304                                                                                                                                                                   Publisher: Harlequin Teen                                                                                                                                     ISBN:9780373210459                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Source: ARC from NetGalley

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee CarterKate 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.

I love this series. I really do. Even if Kate got on my last nerve in this book. I really wanted to travel to the Underworld and slap her Jersey Shores style a few times. I absolutely hate whiny, needy, clingy females—whether they are real or fictional. Kate was ridiculous in this book. The only thing missing from her pity party was a daisy and a little “He loves me, he loves me not.” She spent the entire book convincing herself that Henry didn’t love her (despite everyone telling her differently). It was very Bella in New Moon—and we all know how irritating Bella was in that book.

To sum up my feelings on this book as a whole, I’m going to use one of my insightful food analogies. If this series were a double layer cake, The Goddess Interrupted would be the icing in the middle of the layers. By itself, it leaves you a little queasy, but together with the other pieces, it’s the binding element. I don’t think I would say “sophomore slump” for Goddess Interrupted because I did enjoy it. It just seems like this one had the sole purpose of developing the plot for the third book. The characters weren’t as great as in the first book. Kate was a little lacking, and there wasn’t enough Henry. I felt more annoyed by Kate this time around. In The Goddess Test I thought she was this incredibly strong female that blazed her way through life. This time, however, I only glimpsed elements of her inner strength. She spent most of her time whining and feeling sorry for herself in this book.

So, with the ugly out of the way, I can honestly say that where the characters lacked, the plot soared. There is a lot going on in this book. Calliope has gone completely evil and sided with one of the Titans. Don’t whine about a little spoiler. You know you saw that coming in book one. What I found really surprising in this book was Persephone. What a piece… I couldn’t make up my mind on whether I hated her or not. She was a snot (kid friendly edit) most of the time, but there seemed to be a few redeeming elements to her personality. A very small few… I have a feeling that she will have a major role in book three.

Now for the best part about this book: the final 30 pages! Holy moly. My toes curled when Henry and Kate finally… bow chica bow wow… (and get your head out of the gutter because it was handled very nicely. No smutty romance novel scene here.) There was also another cliffhanger ending that left my mind blazing! So many questions and guesses. I can only imagine what the next book will have in store for us! Now I’m all moody and sulking because we have to wait a year to find out! Ugh. The sabotage and double crossing at the end of this book is unbelievable. Un-believable! I really didn’t see it coming. Swear.




I think I'm just waiting for the whole series! I never read the first one because of the mixed reviews and now with this review, I'm just waiting. The last 30 pages will not make up for a whole book of whine for me. I've got children for that!


I do love your phrasing though! Made me laugh out loud!

February 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM
flashlight_reader said... .

Girl, I hear ya! That's how I felt. If my own kids make me want to go crazy, I can't handle a fictional character doing the same. If Kate were real, we would have had had a cage fight over annoying whining. heh

I did like the book though, despite Kate getting on my nerves.

February 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM

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