GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimée Carter Book Review
Series: The Goddess Test, #2
Publication Date: March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeen
Rating: – Acceptable |
Book Summary: 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.
Book Review Overview:
- I was sucked into this book by the awesome Kate/Henry romance
- The novel starts taking the mythology a little bit too seriously but I can’t wrap my head around it yet
- I read the book more for the romance and I couldn’t care less for the plot.
I seriously have a love/hate relationship series with the Goddess Test series by Aimée Carter. GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimée Carter is the sequel to the first book, The Goddess Test. After spending the spring and summer on the surface of the earth, it’s time for Kate Winters to head back to the Underworld. Upon her arrival, all hell breaks loose unfortunately. The King of the Titans wants out, and Kate has no idea what’s going on with her relationship with Henry. On one hand, Aimée Carter seriously knows how to write gut-wrenching romance, but on the other hand, I still can’t quite wrap my head around the mythology in GODDESS INTERRUPTED.
Love: I absolutely love the Kate/Henry romance in GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimée Carter. I seriously had my doubts about this book, but one thing that made it worth the read for me is the relationship between Kate and Henry. I guess I’m just a sucker for unrequited romance – despite the fact that Kate is told by just about everyone that even if Henry doesn’t show his affections as much as she would like, he loves her very much. Still, Aimée Carter can make you feel like an emotional wreck just as much as Kate. True, Kate is a little crazy sometimes, but I was able to relate to her in that aspect.
Hate: Despite the fact that I can relate (sort of) to Kate’s longing and endless pining for Henry, I did not like the fact on how stubborn she is. This girl can’t take directions. I know she wants to be helpful and all, but I don’t know how many times the others can tell her, let your powers develop. You’re a newbie. It was just really frustrating to see the main character in GODDESS INTERRUPTED continually run straight into trouble when she really didn’t know what she was doing.
Hate: When the second book in a series starts to take itself a little too seriously, it honestly makes me start attacking the foundation of the story: the world-building. Okay, I know that Aimée Carter explains many times why the gods and goddesses have changed their names but honestly I still don’t buy it. The mythology is what really didn’t work for me in GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimée Carter. On the bright side, Carter takes the original Greek myths and spins it to fit her world, but I just can’t wrap my head around it. I have said before that The Goddess Test is the best retelling of the Persephone myth in the young adult genre that I’ve read. However, Carter starts taking the mythology way too seriously in the sequel and it is hard to make the switch from a low-fantasy first novel to a more high-fantasy sequel.
Now, will I continue on with the rest of the series? Honestly, at this point it’s hard to say. There is a massive cliffhanger at the end of the book and it definitely makes me want to read more. At the same time, I don’t know if I can take all this craziness of gods warring. It makes me question: Am I reading the books for the right reason?
Honestly, GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimée Carter felt more like a guilty pleasure than anything else. I read it strictly for the romance and less and less about the plot. I don’t really care what happens to the Titans and the other gods. I just want to know how this Kate/Henry thing plays out. I would love to see a contemporary romance from Aimée Carter, but for now I may have to pass on the rest of the Goddess Test series.
Pick up the Goddess Test series if you like Meg Cabot’s Abandon series or if you were a fan of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.
About the Author
Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. Her first novel for young adults, THE GODDESS TEST, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th, 2011. The sequel, GODDESS INTERRUPTED, will follow in January 2012.
Find the Author
I didn’t have a clear goal of how many books I wanted to read in January, but I knew I wanted to be at least a little bit ahead of my Goodreads challenge. That, I accomplished. I surprisingly read a total of 13 books in January, and I hope I manage to keep up with my reading for the rest of the year. (Wishful thinking.)
February will be dedicated to reading all the egalleys that I’ve accumulated on my nook in the last month. And just to add a book for fun, I checked out an ebook from my library!
- Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
- This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
- The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
- Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
- Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
A weekly meme on the books on the top of my list to read and books recently acquired, borrowed, or bought. Inspired by the Story Siren’s In My Mailbox.
Top of the Shelf / Currently Reading
What’s next on my to-read list for the upcoming week. Oh my god!!! Look at all these Penguin books. Why, it’s a mini-readathon of YA Penguin novels! Yay!
My pre-order of TFIOS came in the mail! Woot. Unfortunately, I only received a J-scribble. No hanklerfish or Yeti for me.
Won from Giveaways
And not pictured: a swag pack of The International Kissing Club
I am most excited about The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. I’m really pumped to read it and I can’t wait! I’ve already read Much Ado About Rogues and the review should be live on the blog in late March.