Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fancy Seeing You Here • Goddess Interrupted

Goddess Interrupted book cover
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Source: Netgalley (Thanks!) || e-galley
[I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the contents of my review.]

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.


Despite my lukewarm response to The Goddess Test, I have to say that AIMEE CARTER has completely surpassed any misgivings I had in the first book with this second volume in the series - GODDESS INTERRUPTED. I find that I'm now extremely excited about reading the next book, as well as the novellas.

I was much more drawn to this story, which feels positively magical. I really enjoyed the way that AIMEE CARTER managed to add an entirely new dimension to her series, all while still incorporating elements of Greek mythology in a way that's recognizable but still fresh and unique. This story is truly captivating, as it adds a new enemy into the mix and is set mostly in the Underworld, otherwise known as Henry's domain, which he now shares with Kate.

One of the things I particularly love about this novel is the relationship between Kate and Henry. I went through all sorts of emotions as I read about their interactions and "heard" Kate's thoughts - desperation, anger, sorrow, bitterness, regret, happiness, joy, peace. AIMEE CARTER wrote their romantic relationship in a convincing, honest and relatable way - and I fell completely in love with it. I was rooting for Henry and Kate the whole time I was reading, and I've got to say that there are definitely moments that tickled my sweet spot!

The one complaint I have about this novel? It ends with a surprise twist! I was literally floored when I had finished reading the book, and now I'm itching for the next one because I simply must know what happens. It's bound to be another exciting adventure, if this book is a foreshadowing of the next one.

AIMEE CARTER's writing and storytelling abilities have simply developed even more in this sophomore novel. GODDESS INTERRUPTED was exciting and intense, fraught with intrigue and filled with romance - and it's an adventure that should not be missed.

14 comments:

  1. Great review, I love when a sequel is better than the first, rather than being the mediocre bridge between book one and three,
    Have been meaning to read The Goddess Test...hopefully I'll get to it, I'm a little behind on reviews right now!

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  2. Great review. I haven't read the 1st one, but very glad to hear that the series gets better ;)

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  3. I'm actually writing the review for this book right now. I liked it better than the first ... Maybe that's just me, though? The Goddess Legacy is being released this month, I think. I hope Kate returns safely! Thanks for the review : )


    Anastasia @ http://characterized.blogpot.com

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  4. Yay!! I'm so looking forward to reading Goddess Interrupted! :) I really liked The Goddess Test so when you say you were lukewarm about it but still really liked this one, I'm getting all my excitement together to go crazy over it :D I love it when you can experience all the emotions right along with the characters! :)

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  5. Darn those twists! I can't wait to read The Goddess Legacy, just so I can get my fix until the 3rd book comes out!


    Awesome review!

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  6. I was lukewarm about the first book too so hearing this is even better makes me sort of interested. Especially the surprise twist bit! Maybe I'll wait until the third one is out to read this? :P

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  7. Thanks for the review! I liked The Goddess Test so it looks like I'll have to pick up this one as well.

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  8. Yes, you definitely should! If you're a Henry-and-Kate fan, you will LOVE the latter half ;)

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  9. I think what made me love this book was definitely Henry. Let's just leave it at that! I'm really curious how Aimee is going to play this one in the third book :)

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  10. Me too! I'm looking forward to The Goddess Legacy, just to see everyone else's POVs.

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  11. Oh, if you love Henry and Kate, you will TOTALLY love this one, I think. The relationship they have definitely blew me away.

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  12. I did too, as you can see in my review. I am SO psyched for the next one :)

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  13. It's funny, but that's how the series has worked for me - the second book definitely appealed to me more than the first one did! I hope you get to read it soon :)

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  14. I'm reading this book now and I'm almost done! I feel like I have been on a rollercoaster ride with how often my feelings for Kate and Henry change! I am so anxious to see what happens in the final book!

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