Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter


Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
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Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback

Tell Me About It
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 Thoughts
I started Goddess Interrupted quite soon after finishing The Goddess Test and was happy to find it jumped straight back into the story.  There is a small novella in-between these two, The Goddess Hunt, so if you want to find out what happens then you can read it, but I haven't and did not feel like I had missed out on anything.
Goddess Interrupted starts off with Calliope as she is carrying out the punishment set to her by Kate.  But something happens which forces all the other Gods and Goddesses to work together again to stop Cronus being set free into the world to destroy it.  One by one he traps them until there is no way to help them unless Kate finds Persephone and persuades her to assist them.

I really enjoyed Goddess Interrupted and loved getting to see how the relationships have changed.  Kate has come back home to uncertain times and I think she is primarily finding it hard to adjust, not only to the new danger ahead, but to married life and living with Henry in the Underworld.  The description used to describe this place make it easy to imagine what it is like and how Kate is feeling in this new territory.  When Kate braves the unknown to find Persephone, knowing her history with Henry, I really admired her for her courage.  For being brave enough to travel the unknown, but also strong in herself and her beliefs in her relationship with Henry, to go and find the one person who he loved more than anyone else.  I enjoyed the banter between Ava, James and Kate, but actually laughed every time Kate licked the hand of the person who tried to stop her from talking, this is something I actually did when I was younger but would think before doing it now.

My favourite character is Ingrid, a girl prior to Kate who failed the tests, and I loved her insightfulness and how she helped Kate see past the physical appearance of Henry to see what was underneath and helped her put a positive spin on things.

I was disappointed in Henry in this book.  I thought he was too busy living in the past that he misses the future that's right in front of him. A future that feels lost and abandoned and whose fragile heart is slowly breaking in pieces. Each action he takes crumbles it bit by bit and soon there won't be anything left of his future, Kate, the person who he fell in love with from the beginning.  Although he does make up for some of his mistakes near the end of the book I am still not happy with how he went about things and hope he acts better in the next instalment.

The last few pages I don't like what a character does, but it also left me wanting more and needing to find out what happens next.

2 comments:

  1. Love the review haven't read yet but I have not read The Goddess Test should I first?

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    1. Yes definitely read The Goddess test first.

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