Monday, January 23, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, 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.

The second in the series, this was a very fun read that kept me interested from the moment I picked it up.

We follow Kate as she joins Henry in the Underworld as his official consort, and we get to see a bit more about their relationship, or lack-thereof. Henry is mysterious and troubled as always, (although in this book he tends towards the self-pitying) while the rest of the characters do a good job of keeping the action going. We finally meet Persephone, who tends to steal the scenes she appears in, and who definitely seems a more interesting choice than Kate is. That’s the biggest issue I saw with the book. Kate. She is one wimpy female lead. She needs constant reassuring of Henry’s love, from everyone. It’s hard to like a character that insecure, that weak, really. She is also passive throughout the majority of the novel. Things happen to her instead of because of her. Only towards the very end does she seem to find some guts.

The story itself is entertaining and a really fast read. I would definitely suggest you read the previous book in the series first, as the author does reference it. I do recommend it to young adult book lovers.

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