Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

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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.

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.

As you may or may not remember, I was sort of disappointed in The Goddess Test.  It just didn’t live up to its full potential, but I saw that the sequel did have potential, so I went ahead and bought Goddess Interrupted anyway.  This time I went into the novel with a completely open mind (with no expectations about how the tests would go) and I think that was what made the difference.

I found Kate a much more sympathetic character in this second book and Henry is actually trying to move on from Persephone.  They actually start to *gasp* fall in love for real, not the fake teenage love that happened in the first book.  The secondary characters like Ava, Kate’s mother and even Persephone herself get a lot more page time and their backgrounds are fascinating.  Persephone is probably my favourite character in the novel, not because she’s especially sympathetic, but because she’s very complex.

The plot, as in the first book, was very good and the cliffhanger Aimée Carter puts at the end of the novel is brilliant.  No doubt even fans who have a ‘meh’ attitude toward the book will be anxious for the last book in the trilogy, The Goddess Inheritance.  Which, by the way, releases on February 19, 2013 according to Amazon.

I give this book 3.5/5 stars.

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