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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted


Author: Aimee Carter


Publisher: Harlequin Teen


Publication Date: March, 2012


Softcover: 304 pages



Stand Alone or Series: Series–this is the second in a series.


How I got this book: E-galley from Netgalley

Why I chose this book: I fell in love with the first installment of the series – The Goddess Test – and of course had to continue the adventure in this one.


Synopsis:

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.



Review:

     This book gives me very conflicting emotions.  On the one hand, it had it’s upsides.  On the other hand, it had it’s downsides.  So let me go over those sides with you.
     This story was the kind that could give me butterflies, desperate to see what was going to happen, or leave me staring blankly at the pages, tears threatening to fall.  So yes, it could wreak havoc with my emotions.  Even though I wasn’t always happy with where the story was taking me, I could never dispute that it wasn’t written well.  Because it was.
     However, I felt at times that the storyline wasn’t going anywhere, that I was just reading around in circles.  Were the characters going to actually do anything?
     And the shifts in character?!  Some characters acted dramatically different in this novel compared to the first, without any apparent reason.
     Also, I want to say a quick something about the problem of the story.  It’s one of those problems that is going to keep going down and down until the last moment, when it can finally be brought back up.  Sometimes those stories turn out phenomenal, but other times they come out completely unrealistic.  Some I’m a little cautious of where the next installment is going to take me in terms of believability.
     Forewarning to anyone who hasn’t read this yet: Cliffhangers galore!
     So that’s all I really have to say at the moment.  I’ll probably remember more later, but for now this will do.  The story was okay, not spectacular, not a flop, just okay.

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