Goddess Interrupted...A Praiseworthy Read

  Title:  Goddess Interrupted
(Goddess Test #2)
Author:  Amiee Carter
Format:  E-Galley
Length:  304 paged
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Rating:  4 stars

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

 "Goddess Interrupted" was a wonderfully fresh approach to the stories that have circulated about the Olympian gods.
I came into this, the second book of the series without having read the first. Unlike a great many continuations that I have encountered, this book doesn't rely on the set up that is provided by the first book in order for the second to work.
There are references to occurrences from the first book, but they are only there to provide a cause for a happening this story.
I would not go so far as to say that this could be "stand alone" read; there are a few questions that I plan to go back and answers in "The Goddess Test.


Hades/Kate/Persephone
This was a love triangle that was really emotionally mature in that it was Hades/Henry that was conflicted over his feelings for Persephone, as his wife and his companion for decades and Kate, whom he loved but barely knew.
I loved the way that the situation played out, the emotions and reactions to all of the unresolved feelings were real.
I was on the edge of my seat...hoping for the best for all involved.

Persephone's Bad Rap
If you wanted to take Persephone at face value, it would be very easy to make her the villain in the situation. I see her as a woman who knew what she wanted and was not afraid to do what she had to to get it.
As far as her dealings with Kate. That was just a case of sibling rivalry. She has lived her life as Demeter's only daughter for the longest...and then boom a sister. There is bound to be some type of an adjustment period.
If you look at the characters of Kate and Persephone you will find that they are really the two sides of the same coin.
The only difference being that Kate sacrifices for what is best for the greater good and Persephone is a bit more self serving in her motives.

Kate...Oh...Kate
Kate is truly good, but some ways she is too good true. She spends a great deal of this book being outraged or hurt because she wants her happily ever after RIGHT NOW.
I wanted to jump into the book and scream at her JUST SLOW DOWN and fight the bad guys already!

A Woman Scorned
Calliope was such a pain! I hated the her from the start. She didn't really come into her badness until the end. Cronos was not half the threat that she was. he was just a good stooge for her. I spent the whole time going this is a bit much. Sounds like somebody need a shrink.

Thank you Amiee for a wonderful story! I loved the end and I can't wait for book 3

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2 comments:

Catherine Coffman said...

I have this on my TBR, I am super excited for it! Thanks for stopping by, and new follower

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I have to say that your review is making me want to read the series right now! I have three of the books and haven't started reading them yet. I'm actually reading the Lux series. I'm on book 3, Opal. So when that one is done I think this series will be next. It sounds really good and something that I will enjoy reading. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book. Your review is great!

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