Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2 Series)
Author: Aimee Carter
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
ISNB: 0373210450
Source: Netgalley

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 whom she would really rather not meet. Henry’s first wife, Persephone.


The story continues as Kate comes back after 6 months above ground to live her life with Henry and her new family in the Underworld but things will get bad to worse sooner than she anticipated.

Kate’s relationship with Henry is not new – it’s messy and complicated yet somehow you can feel that love is present – but reading it now just makes me sader than before. It’s tragic yet magical in a way how one fights for what s/he loves and believes in but somehow ends up coming too short or doubting themselves. There were a lot of scenes that I remembered more than most like when she talked to Ingrid:

Being brave doesn’t mean never being afraid,it means going for it anyway because you know its the right thing to do.

And here’ another:

What would you have done if Henry never loved you as much as you wanted him to? We can’t choose how much someone else loves us.

And I love how Henry explained his feelings here:

If I were a better man, I would be able to show you the love and affection you deserve. As I am not, I can only offer you what I am capable of giving. But I assure you, just because I do not show it doesn’t mean I do not feel it.

To be honest I hated Kate in the first part of the book, being selfish, unreasonable and childish. On my opinion, she knew what she was getting into when she decided to marry Henry including his excess emotional baggage yet somehow in Goddess Interrupted she acts as if it’s Henry’s fault for her demise. Okay, Henry is a but unfair but truth be told, his situation isn’t easy and he did gave Kate options. So why bitch around and demand things when she can do something to tip the situation in her favor? Well, I just felt that Kate should’ve been prepared for the worse and Henry should have been sensitive and mindful enough to Kate’s feelings. Well cheers to the complication of love. In addition to that, I didn’t get Persephone’s attitude towards Kate. She decided to leave Henry, decided to be mortal, decided to “condemn” (okay, condemn may not be the right term if you are forever and eternally tied to a hunk like Adonis) herself with Adonis so why is she acting like Kate stole everything from her? Oh I marvel on how the female psyche works.

On another note, Calliope is a perfect villain. Bitchy, vengeful and very psychotic. With that combination, I guarantee that you’ll be reading amazing scenes in the next book especially with the ending – Goddess Interrupted ended in a perfect note.

The story is amazing. The right blend of adventure, mystery but with the right touch of romance. The story started in a good tone, ascending to a nail-biting, heart-pumping can’t-get-enough note and ended with a bang! I was caught up from reading page one until the end without realizing that I finished the book ahead of schedule. Beware, reading Goddess Interrupted is very addictive.

The author has a talent in catching the readers attention in addition to keeping them hooked to the very end. The book is officially one of my favorite read for 2012. It ended in a great note with enough cliff hanger to make you hate that the next book isn’t available yet – the third installment is worth the wait if it’s going to be as good as Goddess Interrupted.

** NOTE: I just realized that I read The Goddess Test last year but it seems like I forgot to write a review – silly me. I need to re-read that one and review it soon! 🙂


IMM: In My Mailbox (2)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.
Here’s what I have for this week:
I’m trying to stop myself from buying books these couple of months but I can’t help it whenever I visit my favorite second hand bookstore especially whenever I find something that I really want to buy. These are my recent purchases, both books are around $4 – $5 dollars each in addition too my Netgalley books. 🙂
The  Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
and from Netgalley
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
What’s in your mailbox??