March 20, 2012

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: March 27, 2012
Pages: 304

From the publisher: Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, 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.

Celeste’s review: Top Shelf Book! I don’t even know where to start…I loved this book so much. What a range of emotions! I was so sad, so in love, but now I may have a few tears and a broken heart, or maybe it’s just that my heart is beating so hard from the ending. gah! Aimee Carter’s sequel to Goddess Test is amazing.

This story picks up shortly after where the first book left off: Kate is about to attend her coronation ceremony and makes the journey from the surface down to Henry’s underworld. She was hoping for a warm, open armed reception from Henry, her husband and partner, but certainly didn’t get that *tears*. While I wanted to shake Henry and tell him to at least hug Kate, I loved that he was so emotionally real; what man changes overnight? We all know people get set in their ways and I can’t imagine how “set in his ways” a man would be after for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. He has learned to live on his own, never having love returned. My own heart ached as I just wanted to hold him! While Kate has expressed she wants more, he still acts like he and Kate are merely partners. Poor Kate just wants a little affection and now this made me want to cry and hold Kate. Apparently it needed to be a huge holding fest! But there she was – sad, like a raw sadness, but oh so loving and determined to make it work…this is why I just loved Kate as a heroine.

Of course, the story wasn’t as simple as that… there is the upcoming battle between the gods we met in the first book against one of their own and a titan. The odds aren’t good but who wouldn’t expect an intense battle with gods that existed before the creation of almost everything? I know right? I sat down and buckled up with my kindle.

The plot just flowed. It was beautiful and simple, there was never any confusion on characters, the story line, or what the goal was. I loved it. In this book we delved even deeper into the life of the immortals, as well as learning more about the life of Hades and Persephone and the relationship they had. Some of that was absolutely heartbreaking. I did NOT expect one scene at all, and neither did Kate. I’m pretty sure I cried along with her. You will just have to read the book to see what I’m talking about.

The ending was amazing, GAH. I’m so upset!! I did not expect the twists at all and this is a cliff hanger of epic proportions. I don’t know how I’ll survive a year for the next book, The Goddess Inheritance.

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