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The Goddess Chronicles: Goddess Interrupted - Aimee Carter

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Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Aimee Carter / Paperback / 304 Pages / Book is published 2012-04-06 by Mira Ink

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      30.09.2013 09:18
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      The second book in aimee carters goddess trilogy

      I really enjoyed the first book in Aimee Carter's Goddess series, 'The Goddess Test' and honestly, I liked its sequel 'Goddess Interrupted' even better! I think this book had so much more action and drama in it, all of which made for a very gripping read. Combined with the cliff hanger ending, I can't wait to get my hands on 'The Goddess Inheritance', the final book of the trilogy which is due out in April 2013.

      In this second book, Kate returns from her summer abroad only to find the underworld in chaos. After her six-month absence, her relationship with Henry seems to have moved back to square one and, with the aid of the Goddess Calliope, the Titans are breaking free of their prison, hell bent on destroying the world. Now, with Henry's life once again in danger, Kate must go in search of help, even if it means seeking out the one person she wishes to avoid more than anything. Her older sister and love rival Persephone. And so Kate's epic journey through the underworld begins...

      As I've begun to expect from Aimee Carter, the writing in this book is superb! The characters are well developed and are easy to relate to, the plot grows thicker with every page and the romance has remained sweet and endearing. However, I must admit that at times, I still found Kate to be a little whinny but by the end of the book I really think she had really evolved as a character and came into her own, both as a woman and a Goddess.

      Henry was also a bit broody (but still gorgeous) and although their romance didn't really blossom until the last third of the book, I really enjoyed watching the trust and feelings between him and Kate develop... no thanks to Persephone's interfering presence. However I actually really liked Persephone's character. After the first book I was totally prepared to hate her yet she was actually a pretty decent person. I also loved the depth and drama she added to the story.

      Furthermore, as most of the story takes place in the underworld, I think it's worth mentioning that I think Aimee carter's interpretation of the afterlife was wonderful. That everyone, based on their beliefs, gets to live in their own unique version of eternity - it's just fantastic!

      So overall 'Goddess Interrupted' was a really great read and I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel! Dramatic, Romantic and filled with adventure, easily 4 Stars! 

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      01.09.2012 10:56
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      A good book

      About the book
      Goddess Interrupted is the second book in The Goddess Chronicles series by Aimee Carter. It was released on 6th April by Mira Ink and the book is 304 pages long.

      Plot
      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.
      (Taken from Goodreads.com)

      What I thought
      As it had been a while since I read the first book in this series, it took a while for me to really get back into what was going on. I couldn't quite remember what had happened in The Goddess Test so it was all a little bit confusing at first. This book begins about 6 months after the end of the first book, with protagonist Kate heading back to her husband Henry aka. Hades. Kate has been off spending time in Greece for the summer and hopes to get on with her new marriage and spend time with Henry. Unfortunately, Henry is acting distant and strange and everything is not as Kate had hoped.

      I really liked Kate as a character. Although she does whine a fair bit about being in the shadow of Henry's first wife Persephone, I think her reasons for doing so were justified. It has been openly said that she was the love of his life so Kate did have quite a lot to live up to. I also think that she coped really well with what was asked of her. Being split between worlds for 6 months of the year must be hard in itself but then to go 'home' to a cold and distant husband must have been so much worse. Kate is also a brave character even though she doubts herself sometimes.

      Henry was my biggest problem in this book. I hated how he treats Kate for the most part of the book and I didn't understand him at all. Luckily, this does get explained nearer the end of the book but there was so much waiting for it. Due to how Henry acts, there isn't much dialogue between him and Kate and this was something that was missing for me. I could never really warm up to Henry because I felt as if I didn't really know him as a character which was a shame. Now some things have been explained though, I'm hoping this aspect gets a bit better in the next book.

      The plot for Goddess Interrupted was far more exciting than The Goddess Test. Instead of one bad guy, there are a couple in this book and both are completely different. I really enjoyed learning about these characters, their pasts and why they were doing certain things. The villains in this book are truly evil but also extremely entertaining at the same time. The tension that these characters brought to the plot was needed to let other things come through in the story.

      The addition of the Titans in this book was something that made it fantastic for me. This addition added a whole different side to the story and made some things quite scary and creepy. I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology and this book has so much of it. Not only are the characters Gods and Goddesses, but there are other well-known characters thrown in there too for good measure. The mythology aspects of this book/ series are well detailed and time has been taken to explain who people are which is a great thing for anyone who isn't sure or isn't as familiar with the tales.

      I didn't think I would like this book as much as the first but I actually liked it more. I couldn't put it down!! I can't wait for the third book now.

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