[REVIEW] Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Posted on 02/22/2012 in Book Review / 1 Comment

[REVIEW] Goddess Interrupted by Aimée CarterGoddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Published by Harlequin Teen on 3/27/2012
Genres: Paranormal Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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Kate Winters has won immortality.\r\nBut if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

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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.

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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.

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Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

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In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.

 


I really liked The Goddess Test, so I expected to like Goddess Interrupted just as much (or hopefully close to as much, since beating a series debut can be quite difficult). But Goddess Interrupted is not quite what it could have been. So let’s just hope the next one is better.

In Goddess Test, I found Kate to be a strong female lead, however in Goddess Interrupted, she seems to have lost some of that spine I enjoyed so much. There is also not a lot of the playful banter that is found in the first book and I missed that element a lot. Books have me at LOL, but this one didn’t have a lot of LOL moments. I was a little bit sadface about that. Henry continues to be a very dry, two-dimensional character, but I see where the author is going with that, so free pass, I suppose. I just wish there was more emotion from him. I am not a fan of emotionless characters. When Kate, James and Ava go into the Underworld to save Henry, I swear to God only a few days passed, but it’s referenced that a few months went by. Did I miss something? Did I accidentally skim? I wasn’t about to flip back through my ebook to find out, I just took it for what it was and assumed I had to have missed something. But honestly, the limited amount of action that happens doesn’t feel like months pass. So maybe that’s where I was confused. I really dug Calliope’s character. Aimee Carter wrote her very well and she was probably the most interesting god to read about. I would actually love to know more about her past! There is a method to her madness and she is very careful and conniving, just as I would picture an ages-old goddess to be. The rest of the characters, besides James and Ava, are very much in the background and see limited page time. This story is about…well, I’m not sure. I guess it’s about Kate and Henry. Or is it about Kate growing into her role as Queen of the Underworld? Except that isn’t right because…oops, spoiler. Can’t say more. It’s hard to say exactly what this book is about actually. I feel a bit like this is just a transitional novel, and I’m okay with that if that’s indeed the case. The world-building is really well-done in Goddess Interrupted. The Underworld shifts perspectives based on whose “territory” you’ve come into. Some people are experiencing their own version of Hell, complete with whips and chains, while others have a beautiful paradise. I loved that aspect, it was incredible. Overall, this is a good read and I have a feeling, like I said, it is a transitional novel between 1 and 3. I definitely recommend anyone who has read Goddess Test should read Goddess Interrupted, because you’ll enjoy the continuing storyline and – whoa the ending!

 

Favorite Quote

As glass flew through the air, I covered my head instinctively, but the jagged edges glanced off my skin as if I were made of Kevlar. Right. Immortal. I kept forgetting about that part.

 

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This book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Blurb courtesy of Goodreads.
 
 


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One response to “[REVIEW] Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

  1. Ooooh, now I’m worried: “whoa the ending!” is SCARY! I’m sorry you didn’t love this one as much as you’d have liked… it still sounds interesting and I want to read it. Just not… magic? Oooh, and what you said about emotionless characters? YES! I mean, if they’re going to be ’emotionless’ I want it done brilliantly… oh, like with Barrons? You could totaly misinterpret his careful control as emotionlessness, but it’s something else entirely… Hmmm… I really enjoyed your review, and I don’t think you’re alone in not feeling the magic on this one. I have the first book sitting at home, and I’m intrigued to read it now… slightly worried, but still intrigued by the premise, and I DO want to read this for the good things you described 🙂

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