Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter

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  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Source: eARC from NetGalley/HarlequinTeen for review
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Overview

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, 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 really enjoyed the The Goddess Test and the novella that takes place between, The Goddess Hunt, so I was really excited to get to this one. I was happy that this book brought us right back into the story. We left off with Kate going on her 6 months away from Eden and the Underworld, and in the novella we get a peek into the beginning of her summer. I was glad this one started with her returning. I loved how excited she was to be back and how much she couldn't wait to see Henry. She did annoy me a lot in this book though. Putting that aside for now, I do like how the story progressed and I liked that we got to know Persephone a little bit.

Kate is quite feisty. I like how she tells it how it is, it's just a shame that she has to be pushed to do it. She goes off on little tantrums a few times which is quite entertaining. She is very smart and insightful though, she just beats herself up by over thinking things too much. It gets very tiresome. I think we needed to see how she was feeling, but I would have liked a little less of it. She came across as needy and whiny a lot of the time. I do understand where she is coming from, but I think it was a bit much. On the other hand, the thing that I really enjoyed about her in the first book and the novella was that she always wants to help people. She is a bit reckless and seems to have no regard for her own life or safety, but it makes her a strong character. Stubborn, but still, it's a good quality to have. She is very selfless even if she is scared. 

This one has a lot going on. The Titans are a huge threat obviously and they need to figure out a way to stop them. They must find Henry and the only person who knows how to find where he is being held is Persephone. Just perfect right?! So this makes even more annoying obsessive Kate behavior. She is nervous about Henry seeing Persephone. I just think that when all of humanity is at risk, beating yourself up about whether your husband can love you as much as his first wife (who broke his heart and left him) is a bit silly. Besides that, I didn't find Persephone very likable. Even when she actually was being somewhat nice, she still bothered me. She did start to grow on me a little though, and I think I could learn to like her.

Now the whole situation with Kate and Henry. My goodness, I know that he had his heart broken. It sucks. It takes time to heal, especially when you have been alive forever and your relationship was thousands of years, but dude!! You have to try a little bit. Stop being such a tool and pushing Kate away. As if she's not already insecure enough already. It's not like he doesn't know how insecure she feels about their relationship, so it bothered me that he didn't even try to ease her crazy little mind at all. He is just so distant and sometimes comes across as cold towards her. I know that it is part of his personality, but I couldn't help but feel bad for Kate even as I wanted her to stop getting so worked up over it. I also hated how she just snaps and loses it all the time instead of just saying what she thinks the first time. I know Henry doesn't listen well, but OMG I wanted to hit them both. They are married, they need to talk to each other.

There are quite a few twists in this book that I really did enjoy. I liked the story progression too. I know that there seems to be a lot of negativity in my review, but I totally don't mean those things in a bad way. I get that Kate has never really had anyone to care about besides her mother and now she feels like she is never going to be good enough, or live up to Persephone, but I wish she would just suck it up and except that Henry obviously wants her there. Overall I really enjoyed this book, and what an ending!! Cliffhanger like you wouldn't believe! I am looking forward to the next novella The Goddess Legacy in July, and The Goddess Inheritance book three when that comes out. 4 out of 5 stars.

16 comments:

  1. I really, REALLY need to read this series! You're review got me, I mean - a relationship that lasts thousands of years and goes sour? *eeek* At one point I was certain I'd die as my six month relationship went bad! *lol*

    Thanks for the review - I'm definitely going to pick these up :)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

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    1. haha! Seriously!! I guess I can see where Henry is coming from, but really he has had tons of time to get over it too lol!

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  2. Your review was fine. I didn't think it was overly negative. Can't wait to see what next you've got on your plate. Speaking of which, no more WWW Wednesday?

    Love ya!

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    1. You should have seem the post before I went back and edited it like 3 times lol!! I want to start scheduling my posts better, and the WWW Wednesday is more of a day before thing. I've noticed that most of the comments really only focus on my WoW anyways. I want to try to get away from doing my posts the day before they go up. You can still see what I have read on Goodreads, or ask me though. I know some people really enjoyed it, it is just a personal preference to stop doing it.

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  3. I love that you called Henry a tool!!! I so agree!! I loved the first book but this one was hard to get through because of him being such a TOOL and her whining! And the Cliffhanger you mentioned...OMG!! Seriously, that is torture!! I will have to read the third one but I hope they both can get along a little better!

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    1. Haha! He was totally a tool in this book!! I wanted to smack some sense into him. Ughh!!! I am looking forward to the next one though. That ending was killer!!

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  4. I just read this recently too. I enjoyed it,but was so sick of the whining about Henry. GAH! LOL I'm looking forward to the next one though. :) Loved the ending of this one.

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    1. I think that is most people's main complaint. The whining lol!!

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  5. Oh I read this and I see what you changed. It does sound a bit more positive :) I really have to start this series I've loved greek myth. since I read the Percy Jackson series last year <3

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    1. I edited it like 3 times. I really appreciated your input. Thanks for that muffin!!

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  6. Oh, Amy. You and are pretty much mindtwins w/this book. I don't even think I enjoyed it as much as you did. I love TGT. I loved Henry and Kate. The fact that 75% of this book focused on Kate's hand-wringing gave me a headache. And wow. I wanted to punch Henry in his stupid, handsome face during that one scene (you know which one!). I do think Carter is a good author. I just wanted to see more of the magic of book one. Great review!

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    1. Hehehe!! I was seriously rolling my eyes and wanting to yell at the book. I realize she is young and all and at that age everything seems way worse than it really is, but OMG everyone else was constantly reassuring her. Obviously they all know him way better than she does. And oh yes, THAT SCENE!! I was all worked up at that lol!! Besides how irritating Kate and Henry were, I really enjoyed it though.

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  7. Uh-oh...I'm really not a fan of whiny/mopey characters. I loved Kate and Henry in the first book, so it's a bummer to hear that they aren't quite as likable as they were before. I still want to give Goddess Interrupted a try, though. I'm looking forward to those twists! ;)
    - Lauren

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    1. It was still a very good book, but take Kate's insecurities about Persephone from the first book, and multiply by like 10 in this one. Also Henry is much more moody too, I mean he has good reason, but still it's a bit much.

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  8. Well, 4 stars for a book two still isn't bad at all! I really need to start this series soon, I've heard such good things. :) Nicely reviewed, Amy.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I really did enjoy this book. The events and the story progression were good. I just got really annoyed with Kate and Henry that's all lol!!

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