REVIEW: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2) 
Goddess Interrupted
Aimee Carter
304 pages
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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.

   The Goddess Test was one of my favorite debuts of 2011. The sweetness of the story had me smiling in the end, and I wasn’t sure Aimee Carter could get me hooked on a sequel.

   But hooked I was. This is one novel that throws second-book syndrome out the window. Goddess Interrupted was a powerful followup to Aimee Carter’s debut, The Goddess Test. With immortality on her side, Kate Winters is ready to be crowned queen of the Underworld. But when Henry starts becoming more and more distant, Kate isn’t sure she’s what he wants.

   But a powerful force is brewing. Something strong enough to kill them all – immortal or not. And with every second that ticks by, their time is getting shorter and shorter, and they’re getting closer and closer to fading away.

   In The Goddess Test, Kate was a strong girl, bent on reaching her goals once she had them set. In Goddess Interrupted, however, we see a weaker side to her. She starts breaking from the inside, and though I never shed a tear when reading, I actually found myself wiping away a few. Yes, I have to say, Goddess Interrupted was more than action and danger, there was an emotional side to it as well. And while many may say Aimee Carter literally twisted the whole Greek mythology thing, I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. She’s the writer, and her twist is what makes the book all the more unpredictable, and unputdownable.

   I highly recommend Goddess Interrupted if you enjoyed The Goddess Test. Its a praiseworthy sequel with a killer cliffhanger ending that will most probably leave your mouth gaping. Yeah.

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    April 9, 2012

    Great review! I really liked this one too. I was a bit annoyed with how whiny Kate was. I understand how she feels, but I thought that it was a bit overkill. Besides that though I love the book. I totally agree with the killer cliffhanger too!!

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    Dazzling Mage

    April 9, 2012

    I was one of the people who weren't that impressed with Goddess Test, but I'm glad the sequel followed up strongly.

    Great review!

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    ashelynn hetland

    April 9, 2012

    I so agree! Goddess Interrupted is better than The Goddess Test, but waaaaa, that ending! it killed me ded. I need the third book now! :)

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

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    The Haunted Rose

    April 9, 2012

    I got the arc from harlequin teen panel but I keep pushing my review away cuz I'm reviewing other ones and I wasn't very impressed with the first goddess test. So now that I know it gets better ill do it!

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    April 10, 2012

    That ending was awful-in the best sort of way! I agree, this one was awesome! Glad you loved it and thanks for the review!

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    April 10, 2012

    What are these talks about the ending? I'm not really keen on reading this after reading some not so good reviews but I'm a sucker for killer endings so I might just give in. Nice review! :)

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    April 19, 2012

    Gah! This drove me crazy! Kate is such a whiny wimp in this one. Oh well, glad you liked it.

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    April 30, 2012

    I so loved this one! Really like this series! Looking forward to the next one! And yeah, the ending was killer! It really just about killed me! :)

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    Asheley (@BookwormAsheley)

    April 30, 2012

    I've read mixed reviews about this one. I love mythology and don't mind it being twisted at all because I'm pretty familiar with the classic version. Pretty cover too!

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    August 17, 2012

    Unfortunately, this series just isn't for me. I really tried, but I need more mythology. This just didn't have enough.