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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (304 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 16+
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Cholla

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.

Kate thought that passing the tests to become Henry’s wife was the toughest challenge she’d have to face in her new life as Queen of the Underworld. When Henry’s abducted during her coronation ceremony and taken captive by Chronos, the King of the Titans, she comes to understand just how wrong she was. While the other gods are prepping and preparing for a war of epic proportions, Kate is forced to gain the aid of the one woman she had hoped to never come face-to-face with, in this life or any other. Persephone, Henry’s first wife.

The gamut of emotions Kate endures during this second Goddess Test novel almost killed me. Her relationship with Henry starts out strained and she fights so hard to set things to rights with him that I found myself cheering along with every outburst and crazy idea she had. During this time, she’s faced with self-doubt, insecurities galore, and the pressure to live up to Persephone’s memory. Throughout the course of her adventures, she's forced to reanalyze everything she’s ever known to be true and reorganize it to fit into an entirely new set of rules. It’s hard for her to come to grips with at the best of times, but she proves worthy enough to be Henry’s wife. Her love for Henry is set in stone and she’s prepared to do whatever is needed to prove it to him and to win him back to her side.

Goddess Interrupted is a thrilling and emotional sequel to the amazing first novel, The Goddess Test. As you delve farther into the Underworld and learn more about the history of both Kate and those surrounding her, the more entwined you become in their lives and their pasts. This second novel is a whirlwind adventure full of heartbreak, love, and self-discovery. With the shocking surprise at the end, I was left with my mouth open and tears in my eyes. I definitely am on pins and needles awaiting the next in this series!

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