Saturday, February 25, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: March 27, 2012

   My Rating:

From Goodreads:

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
I love it when the second book in a series not only measures up to its predecessor, but, in some instances, surpasses it. For me, this is one of those instances. I liked The Goddess Test, but I loved Goddess Interrupted. I loved the fast-paced action the story provided and I really enjoyed exploring some answers to questions I had from the previous book. Most of those questions surrounded one person in particular: Persephone! I’m so excited we got to meet her in book 2. I was quite prepared to hate her, but I couldn’t. Not even a little.  

The supporting characters in this series are phenomenal. All of the little details that the author includes are nothing short of amazing. I find myself quite mesmerized with these gods and goddesses. The vivid details and imagery of the underworld were thrilling and, at times, sobering. Ruling the underworld is not a job I envy. 

Now, I’m still a big James fan, and I still want to smack Henry at least once a day, but I love that Aimee Carter can make me feel that way. I wanted to shake and hug Kate... sometimes simultaneously. And Henry. What. The. Hades??  Did I mention the smacking? And then after making me feel that way.... he says these things! All these can't-mention-it-would-be-too-spoilery things! And I melted into a complete, utter melty mess.

The ending came too soon and brought with it an incredible cliffhanger that may or may not have left me wailing, “Noooooooooo!” Oh, Aimee Carter, you sneaky little genius, you! You know you’ll have me counting down the days ‘til book 3. Well played.

An ARC of this book was provided by Netgalley for review.