Thursday, April 5, 2012

Greek Week Review - Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

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. (Summary found on Amazon)
Review by Mary

Although I was happy with the ending of Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test, I was still itching to continue Kate Winters’ journey in Goddess Interrupted and I was not disappointed.  In the sequel, along with Kate’s continual struggle in doubting herself and in doubting Henry’s feelings for her, the main character also has to deal with learning to control her unpredictable powers, fending off a jealous rival, working side by side with Henry’s ex-wife, not to mention the awakening of a powerful Titan.  I fell in love all over again with all of the characters and enjoyed returning to the world Aimee Carter created of gods and goddesses.  Sometimes, I found myself frustrated with Kate for her doubting and with Henry for his distance.  But as more secrets are revealed and the histories of certain characters discovered, my patience was rewarded.  I definitely went through a whirlwind of emotions from anxiety and anger to intense sadness and happiness.  

Aimee Carter was able to put me in her characters’ positions and really feel their emotions.  I was literally crying at one point because I could just imagine everything that was happening to Kate so vividly and the situation she was in and her conversation were so realistic that it felt like it was me that all of it was happening to and it was so sad. As a main character, I love Kate.  She’s strong and determined, but has a good heart and can see through people’s actions and sympathize with their intentions.  I was definitely on her side throughout the entire book as she struggled with everything that stood in the way of her happiness.  And Henry.  Oh, Henry!  Always seeming so distant and indifferent.  All Kate wants is to love him and have him love her back.  But he’s just too full of insecurities and haunted by his past.  And yet I still love him.  I love how protective he is of Kate and how vulnerable he is.

The book is filled with tension and frustration, but the waiting certainly pays off.  Because while you may be impatient at times for something good to happen, when they do, they’re perfect!  Then there’s the ending.  Of course it’s a cliffhanger.  A really good one, too.  One that left me completely shocked.  I think I even gasped aloud, filling the silence in my bedroom.  The event that occurred and the revelation that was made at the conclusion of the book came out of nowhere for me.  I had no idea!  Needless to say, I will definitely be reading the final installment of this series.  I can’t wait!  Love love love!

5 out of 5 Stars

Sidenote from Jenn: I LOVED GI as well, it was extremely fast paced. In the beginning, we find out how Kate spent her summer and then, boom, boom, boom, sh*t hits the fan! I was frustrated a lot too because I kept hoping that Kate would speak up for herself. I wasn't dissatisfied with the story, I only kept cheering for Kate because I wanted her to overcome her obsticles.

Henry and Kate not only have deal with gods and wrath but they have to deal with real life intimacy issues! 


I definitely cannot wait for the final installment. My heart stopped at the end, [she] totally got me!

I will enjoy reading this series over and over again.

Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: March 227, 2012
Series: Yes, 2 of 3
Pages: 304
Genre: Myths, Greek and Roman


  1. Great review, Mary and commentary, Jenn! I absolutely loved this boil and you're both right - it is such an emotional experience!

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