Saturday, January 12, 2013
Review: Goddess Interrupted, by Aimee Carter (Godess Test #2)
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 who is the greatest threat to her future.
Henry's first wife, Persephone. -Goodreads
Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Props go to the author, Aimee Carter, for making the second book a lot better than the first one. This is basically what I thought while reading this book: What the heck happened to this author?
I loved this novel - no, wait - I adored this novel. All the problems I had with the first book and the stuff that nagged me throughout reading it were deftly avoided in this second installment.
What really stood out for me in this book was Henry and Kate's relationship. I mean, damn, the romance going on between them was way more romantic than before. It wasn't awkward or forced, and it actually felt real. I have taken a liking to Henry (that's an understatement) and I finally understand his character, because I have to admit that in Goddess Test he was a bit boring and flat.
Kate matured a lot in this book. She had some flaws, which made her easy to relate to. I could easily empathize with her and I could feel all the emotions that she was feeling. She was very emotional in this book, maybe too emotional, but I began to respect her more towards the ending.
The pacing was just... Wow. Not exactly ninja-paced, but interesting enough to keep the reader reading throughout the night (am I the only one that has the unhealthy habit of doing this?). The books starts out all calm, and then... Boom! The action begins and doesn't end until that frustrating cliffhanger. The plot was okay in the first one, but in Goddess Interrupted, the plot was fantastic.
A lot of people are complaining about the Greek Mythology in this book. I, personally, had no issues with it. I applaud the author for adding her own twist to Greek Mythology, showing her creativity and individuality.
Gahh! That cliffhanger! Wth?!
Rating: 5/5 stars