Friday, June 8, 2012

Review and Giveaway-Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted
by Aimee Carter
Harlequin Teen
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Goodreads Summary:


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.

I read The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted back to back and I highly recommend both of them! They are great reads for the summer, even though Kate's time with Henry is spent in the autumn and winter. It's just a fun story, maybe because it's the Greek Gods and a young girl falling in love or just young love, even if one of the loves is older than time (at least he doesn't look it!) I found myself wanting to read these two books over again when I had finished.

Goddess Interrupted starts with James and Kate coming back from Greece after six months of wandering around and having a great time together as friends. We know James has always wanted more, but we also know the mettle that Kate is made of and know she is eager to see Henry and she has been faithful. But all her doubts resurface because Henry isn't affectionate and is distant again. I think it's acceptable still for Henry to be this way. He was hurt badly by Persephone. Then he was alone for a very long time and has spent the last hundred years trying to find a queen. It's like newly married couples learning to live together, it's a huge adjustment. Just for him, the affection, the sharing of feelings, the love, everything Kate needs is hard for him to express because it's been so long since he's done it and he got shot down pretty hard when he did. Unacceptable would be still being in love with Persephone which I can't tell if he is or he isn't. Not through most of the novel.

Kate for her part, is still making bad decisions for all the right reasons. I was wondering if you could kill a god or goddess by beheading them. I think she may have to start handing down harsher punishments than she has been because somebody's didn't work. Kate's biggest fault is also her best trait, she wants to help everyone. I don't think that's bad, but it can be bad for the person that's doing all the helping. You kind of lose a sense of who you are because you're so embroiled in saving everyone else and their problems. I like Kate a lot for her determination to be Henry's wife, to try to love him and to! be his queen. But I also understand her frustration at him and her situation. After all, she is a teenager in love. A teen. And teenagers are passionate and want romance and full on love and  declarations of undying love.
And Henry is hardly a teenager. That alone is enough to make things rocky between them.

The action in the novel is revealing. Ava, James and Kate have to journey through the Underworld to find Persephone and we get a glimpse at how the Underworld works. It's an interesting concept, one I never would have thought of but it really makes a lot of sense. There is a lot of action as well and some romance. But the biggest thing is the ending. A huge cliffie at first. But then the author gives us a few pages of relief at the end. It leaves you salivating for the next book.

It's the perfect summer read! Romance, action, tension, intrigue. It has it all. I highly recommend it!

And now for the giveaway! Thanks to Harlequin Teen and Karen at M&M Publicity!

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  1. Ooh sounds like an interesting read. I don't really know much about mythology, but i've seen a few books lately that deal with it and it makes me very intrigued. I'm glad you enjoyed the series. It does sound like a nice read for the summer!! :)


    1. You really don't have to know mythology to enjoy this one. They don't even use Greek names. They use Henry and Kate. I can't really say anymore without giving stuff away.

  2. Great review- I LOVED this book, and could totally sympathise with both Kate and Henry. Although I wanted to bash their stubborn heads together at times!
    Is the giveaway international?

    1. No, US and Canada only, per the publisher. Sorry!

  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love mythology and this book sound fabulous. I enjoyed your review and it made me want to read both books. :)


  4. This series sounds like one I would like - don't know why I didn't pick up the first one for review. Another on the TBR list that I hope to get to sometime!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  5. I enjoy this series. But I have to say, Kate drove me nuts in book 2. I could have choked her. Really. But that ending... OMG! I need book 3 pronto.

  6. I really enjoyed the first book and the second one was alright I enjoyed the ending and the way the author went about the characters interacting in this book.
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