Series: Goddess Test #2
Published by: Harlequin Teen on March 27, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
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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.
I was addicted to this book! Almost every chapter ends with a little mini cliffhanger. I kept telling myself, “Okay, one more chapter and then I’ll go to bed,” but then the chapter would end with Henry entering the room bleeding! So I’d be like OMG WHAT HAPPENED HERE!?! Then I’d read the next chapter, vowing once again to go to bed when it ended, and OMG IN COMES A TITAN!!! So, naturally, I didn’t stop reading.
Other than the whole Titan abducting Henry thing, the conflict in Goddess Interrupted is centered around Kate having doubts about her relationship with Henry. Henry isn’t very affectionate, Kate worries that she won’t live up to Persephone, she worries that Henry didn’t marry her out of love but simply because she’s Persephone’s sister.. etc. Normally these kind of struggles and conflicts in books annoy me. I like the perfect relationships. I don’t like it when there are a lot of problems or a lack of affection. But for some reason, it didn’t bother me in Goddess Interrupted. I think it’s because I really connected with Kate as a character and all her worries and fears made sense, but they didn’t stop her from stepping up when she needed to get her head in the game and act strong.
Kate really turns into a strong character in Goddess Interrupted. Even though she has her insecurities, her heart is always in the right place and she never turns her back on Henry, or the rest of her family and friends. And wow, her relationship with Henry was intense. Sometimes I hated him for the way he avoided Kate or refused to commit to her, or for the way he was always looking back at Persephone. But like Kate, I still clung onto him. And let me tell you, the wait was worth it. The end of the book had me near-tears and squealing with delight.
My one main complaint with this book is the names of the characters. For the life of me, I could not keep people straight, and it probably didn’t help that it had been months since I’d read The Goddess Test. I wish Aimée had just stuck to the original Greek names. I could never remember which Greek god any of the characters were (except Henry, obviously). There was an index in the back of the book, but I would have just preferred the original Greek names, rather than having to constantly reference the index over and over.
I also do wish there was a bit more action in the book. I mean, with a Titan threatening to escape his prison and kidnapping Henry, you’d expect the book to be brimming with action. But it actually wasn’t. Kate sits out on most of the action so we don’t actually see it first hand. That was a little bit disappointing, since the potential is certainly there!
But wow.. the end of this book was amazing O_O It was happy, sad, and then HOLY CRAP WHAT THE HELL intense. I’m so glad I have the third book on hand, because if I didn’t, I would probably start pulling hair out.