ARC Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (3/5 stars)
Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) Author: Aimee Carter Publisher: Harlequin Teen Date to be released: 27 March 2012 Genre: Young Adult/Mythology Paperback: 304 pages Source: traded a paperback for it Rating: 3/5 stars
"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."
Calliope found Cronus while serving the
punishment Kate has meted out on her and she wants revenge. She wakes him from
his slumber and Henry and the rest of the original six family have been
fighting Cronus to push him back in prison but they were all captured and put to
chains. Kate has been seeing visions since she stepped in the Underworld, one
of the gifts of immortality. The ceremony for her coronation as Queen of the
Underworld was interrupted by Cronus' attack, and when Henry and the others who
went to fight Cronus weren't returning, she knows she has try to save them and
for her to do so, she needs Persephone's help.
Persephone deserves her happiness. Kate is in
love with Henry (in an intense insta-love way) and she wants to be the Queen of
the Underworld, but Persephone didn't. She's married to someone she doesn't
love and she has to do a job she hates for all eternity. She
chose the one she loves and she chose the sun instead of being miserable, that
takes a lot of courage, and yes, she made that choice after she was already
married but she genuinely thought it could work, she was happy when she saw
that look from Henry, the look she tells Kate you won't forget, but after their
wedding night, she freaked out, and everyone blames her, Kate blames
her, and for what? For chasing her happiness.
"'She deserves happiness.' - James There
was that word again. I didn't care what Persephone deserved. I cared about what
she'd done and why. 'That's exactly why this might all be for
Henry and Kate.
I couldn't blame Kate doubting Henry. He just
seems so cold and distant after they slept together in Goddess Test, more so
when Kate got back for her second winter and when he went down the Underworld
to get her when she was killed by Calliope during the tests, I always thought
that it was Kate's mother who saved her, not Henry, but Persephone and Ava
reveals in Goddess Interrupted that Henry violated everything he stood for
since the dawn of time to save her life and allow her mother's sacrifice, I
thought, FINALLY! something from Henry! I cheered when Kate said "I can't
do this anymore." she's right. At that point it was Henry who had given
up. I agreed with everything she said to Henry that night and by the time she
called him a jerk I was giving her a standing ovation! I gave her another one
for that exit after telling the council she would help by finding Rhea and
telling Henry, he won't be able to stop her, and not to even think of pulling
out his fading away card because Persephone is back and he just wants to kiss
Persephone again! Everyone is telling Kate how Henry loves her, but Kate is
right, she needs it to come from him.
That was some cliffhanger! My hand just went to
my mouth after reading it! It made me want to scream! I will definitely be
waiting for The Goddess Inheritance because of it.
To me, the story wasn't engaging until after
that night that Henry kissed Persephone, Kate was whiny and wallowing in self
pity for the most part of the story, although I did forgive her for giving
Henry a piece of her mind in the end. And I wanted some real Titan versus gods
action scenes (maybe in book 3?) I thought there'll at least be some when the
family left Kate alone for the last time. Overall, I did have fun reading
Goddess Interrupted and I thought it was better than The Goddess Test, I loved
that Henry saw Persephone again, and Kate met her, otherwise, Persephone will
always be a question in Kate's mind and if you like The Goddess Test, you'll
like Goddess Interrupted more as Henry and Kate's romance starts to feel real
but if you haven't read The Goddess Test yet, I wouldn't recommend on starting