Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
March 27, 2012
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.
I am so in love with this series that it is hard to find something more to say than that. Carter has taken the gods and goddesses we know from Greek myths and made them into real, identifiable people who readers are sure to love (and hate in the case of a few). Beyond the characters, the writing is flawless and engaging. I won’t be satisfied until I can hold the final book in the trilogy in my hands.
While Kate had to face all the challenges to become immortal in THE GODDESS TEST, she has just as many obstacles to conquer in the sequel. Her insecurities surrounding her relationship with Henry constantly eat at her and she feels so lost and uncertain as to where their future will lead. I could easily identify with her. Everyone has had someone they really like but aren’t sure if the feelings are returned, though in her situation its with her husband who’s a god!
There have been so many different spin-offs with Hades and Persephone, but Carter’s story is unique in that there is much more depth to the characters and the story is far more developed. I adore Ava (Aphrodite) and James (Hermes) especially. They are such great friends to Kate and make her journey more bearable with them by her side.
I was so fascinated with every aspect of GODDESS INTERRUPTED. Calliope and Cronus are well-developed villains who gave me goosebumps. I would not want to be in Kate’s shoes for this tough battle! Everything that occurred in the novel was a surprise, especially the ending. I cannot believe I have to wait another year for the final book! But I’m sure it will be well-worth the wait and I cannot wait to see how it all turns out for Kate and Henry.