Monday, February 20, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2)
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin
Acquired: Received free for an honest review
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 82% or B-
Buy It: Amazon
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 Thoughts::
When I saw this title on netgalley I had to request it. The Goddess Test really captured my interest and I was really excited to see what would happen to the characters next and if things would work out like I wanted them to.

I'm just going to start out and say that this book frustrated me. Our main character Kate is just too annoying the majority of the time. She would continue to say how she knows Henry has trouble showing his feelings, and that he was with Persephone longer that Kate can even imagine, so of course his feelings about that won't disappear right away. Yet she still is all angsty about it all of the time! Everyone is telling her that Henry cares about her, people that have known him MUCH longer than she has, and still she believes that she is right. It was just so frustrating and repetitive to read.

This made me so sad because besides this horrible character flaw, I really liked the book. It had action, suspense, and even some twists and turns. Plus, when Kate wasn't freaking out about Henry, she was a pretty strong female character. I even liked her. It is exciting getting to know even more characters and about these modern tellings of myths.

Overall I think that Goddess Interrupted was overruled by petty relationship drama when it had so much more to offer. The ending left me rejuvenated about the story though so I can not wait to read the next book.

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