Saturday, March 17, 2012

Goddess Interrupted

Goddess Interrupted
Aimee Carter
304 pages
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Source: NetGalley

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

I loved The Goddess Test, the first book in this series by Aimee Carter.  I read it last year and gave it five stars (you can see my review here) so I was looking forward to reading the second novel in the series.  In the mean time, I read the novella, The Goddess Hunt, which takes place between the two novels and was less than impressed, so I was a little tentative to to read Goddess Interrupted.

Whew - what I relief when I discovered that I was really loving Goddess Interrupted!  The book takes place as Kate returns to Henry after her six months off.  She's ready to see her husband and get crowned "Queen of the Underworld."  But Calliope (remember her from book one?  I don't want to include spoilers in my review!) has other, more sinister plans in mind... including the release of a really powerful and destructive entity.

So yeah, there was drama from the very beginning of this novel.  Almost as soon as Kate arrives at the underworld palace, bloody fights start breaking out - and that's something for an immortal to come home bloodied and bruised!  There's tons of drama and action in this novel, which really kept the pace moving forward.

What really kept me reading throughout this novel, however, was my need to know how things were going to work out between Kate and Henry.  It was like, "Okay, you're married!  Can't you admit you love each other already?!"  The tension between the two is practically palpable and I'm looking forward to seeing how that plays out in the next book in the series.

I'm also hoping we get to see more of how the underworld works and what Henry and Kate's roles are supposed to be there.  I'm all for the drama like we saw in this novel, but I'm really itching to see how "everyday life" will play out.

Four stars!  I really liked this book a lot more than I thought I would.  Since each chapter brought a new thing, the story remained fresh and I remained turning the pages.  If you haven't looked into this series yet, I highly recommend it, especially if you like mythical YA.  Also be sure to check out The Goddess Hunt, an e-exclusive novella that spans the time between the first and second novel.

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