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Goddess Interrupted

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After surrendering her mortal life, Kate's about to be crowned queen of the mythical Underworld, home to the Gods. Her king - dangerous, mesmerising Henry - the boy she sacrificed everything for, is becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then he is abducted in the midst of her coronation.Forced to take up her role in a bitter war between the Gods, Kate battles to save Henry's life. Worse, her only hope of victory means turning to Persephone, Henry's first true love...and the greatest threat to Kate's future. Kate now knows that rescuing the one she believed to be her destined soulmate could mean losing him forever.`A fresh take on the Greek myths adds sparkle to this romantic fable.' Cassandra Clare on The Goddess Testshow more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Mira Ink
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848450788
  • 9781848450783
  • 178,356

About Aimee Carter

Aimee Carter was born in 1986 and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing fan fiction at eleven, began her first original story four years later, and hasn't stopped writing since. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys seeing movies, playing with her puppies, and wrestling with the puzzles in the paper each morning.show more

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Goddess Interrupted, the second book in the Goddess Test series, was another amazing read. Again, I was very quickly hooked and couldn't put this down. It was filled with excitement and anticipation. Kate has spent the last six months in Greece with James, but now she's back and she can't wait to see Henry. Unfortunately, she arrives back to find Henry is not around. Calliope has released a Titus, Cronus, one of the creators of the original six and therefore, they can also be killed by him. When she sees Henry for the first time, he is injured having just come from battle with Cronus. Henry barely acknowledges Kate and Kate's left feeling like he really doesn't love her and maybe she has made a mistake in coming back. Things continue like this. Henry doesn't touch her, hug her, kiss her or show her any affection. It gets worse when Kate has to ask Persephone for help. When nothing changes, Kate decides to leave the Underworld. She loves Henry but she can't stand it being unrequited anymore. Once again, Kate was awesome. She is a character I really like. I couldn't help feel sorry for her with the way Henry is treating her. She constantly tells him how much she loves him and that all she wants is for him to love her just a little bit, not even as much as he loves Persephone. Everyone around her tells her that he does love her, but she feels as though she is to him what he was to Persephone, a spouse of convenience. And she doesn't want this. When Henry, and the remainder of the original six are taken and held by Calliope and Cronus, their descendants are happy to just sit and wait it out, and hope that if Cronus succeeds, he will let them live. But Kate will not just sit by and let them die; she has to try to save them, even if she has to sacrifice herself. She knows how much Calliope wants her dead. As Henry is held captive, we don't see as much of him in this one, but we see more of James. He, along with Ava, Kate's two closest friends, accompanies her in her efforts to save the gods from Cronus and Calliope. These are also two really likeable characters that we learn more about in this book. I enjoyed the interactions between these three and Persephone as they made their journey. This book is based in the Underworld, and again, the world building is well done. I didn't really like Persephone in the last book, well we didn't meet her, so I guess it was her memory I didn't like. The fact that Henry just couldn't get over the way she had treated him and be open and loving with Kate. Anyway, in this book, I did actually start to like her and understand her better. She spent thousands of years with Henry, so she deserved her own happiness. I would like to see her and Kate build up a sisterly relationship in the future. Unfortunately, this ends on a spectacular, totally unexpected cliff hanger with left me astounded. Roll on Goddess Inheritance, I can't wait!show more
by Suzanne Finnegan
My review: Let me rush ahead a little and say, that I liked Goddess Interrupted much more than the Goddess Test. Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter was a very good book and it is a perfect summer read. I enjoyed the characters and I also think that in Goddess Interrupted the author manages to create some similarities with Greek gods. Regarding the plot: After Kate Winters passes the tests for becoming a queen of the Underworld, it's time for her to have her 6 months away from Henry. After she returns from Greece she is hoping, that Henry is gladly welcoming her back, but the reality is very different. There are extreme dangers waiting all the gods, because Calliope has been planning a perfect revenge for the fellow gods and goddesses. Calliope has released Cronus, one of the Titans who is seeking his freedom. Cronus was captured by the Greek gods after the war between Titans and Greek gods. When Henry and some other gods are imprisoned, Kate is the only one standing up for them. When other remaining people in Eden Manor are convinced that it is a lost cause, she takes action and seeks help from Henry's ex-wife - Persephone. This is where things get complicated, because Henry hasn't gotten over Persephone and Kate is struggling with her feeling towards Henry. There were lots of things I liked in the plot. First of all, the gods were more god-like in the novel. There are more similarities to the Greek gods and you can easier separate who is which god. There is still a way to go, but as it goes for Ava and James and especially Calliope the similarities are visible. I also liked that Persephone was brought into the book; it made the plot more interesting and tense. The relationships between Persephone, Henry and Kate were interesting. I think the author should also get praise for describing Kate's feelings. Even though I did not understand everything about Kate and her actions in this book, I could relate to her. There was also enough action and some twists and turns in the book. I think that the author did an excellent job with the end of Goddess Interrupted. Just when you thought that the tension is disappearing, something new and unexpected happens and the beginning to the sequel to Goddess Interrupted is created. I think the ending of the book was brilliant and I wanted more! Regarding the characters: Kate created quite mixed feelings to me. I did not understand her until the mid of the book. Why would she put herself through all that pain because of her feelings? She seemed like a weak woman who stayed with a man who does not seem to love her. And then it happened! She stood up for herself! I loved that! The scene where she is telling Henry what she thinks about him in front of all the gods was perfect. This was the Kate I wanted to see! Brave, strong, with some self-respect. She grew on me. More or less the same goes for Henry. He was so annoyingly distant, weak, not being able to express himself and his feelings to Kate... until Kate flipped and decided to leave the Underworld. This was the turning point for him and also for me as a reader. Before that he was a flat character and after that he was the god I could like. I loved the dramatic end of the book and I truly hope that the author will show more of his masculinity as a god and as a man in the next book. I loved Persephone! Persephone created the basis for stronger relationship between Kate and Henry. She was feisty and lovable. I think Calliope was the closest to the goddess she is supposed to represent in the novel. Since Calliope is Hera - a goddess of marriage and childbirth, she is powerful, capable of doing anything what it takes to win the love of Henry or to destroy everything dear to Henry. She was vindictive, determined and ruthless and still vulnerable. The other character who was similar to the goddess she presented, was Ava - Aphrodite - a goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. She lived up to all of that in Goddess Interrupted. Generally: Goddess Interrupted is an interesting book after you have gotten through the first third of it. When the pace is taking up and leaves you breathless until you turn the last page. The end of the book is very good and dramatic, so it compensates the beginning of the book fully. I really liked Goddess Interrupted and definitely recommend the book and the Goddess Test series!show more
by Inga Kupp-Silberg
I have to say I absolutely love stories about Greek mythology. As a child my parents would often watch films about this subject. So I've grown up with a love of all things mythological. Goddess Interrupted is book two in the Goddess Test series, so I would recommend you read the first book which is called Goddess Test. The story carries on from the first book. Therefore I am not going to give too much of the story away in my review and I don't want it to be a spoiler for people who have not read Goddess Test. I have to say I was not disappointed with this book. The characters and the story line were great. I got a real taste of each characters nature and flaws. There's a good mixture of heroes and villains, just enough to keep the reader on their toes. The writing style flows nicely, which is what I enjoy in a book. Just enough detail without bogging the reader down. The main character Kate was very likeable; she had certain qualities I could admire. She is by no means perfect, even if she is immortal. Sometimes it really does the reader good seeing character's flaws, it somehow makes them more relatable. Well I just think Kate was awesome. Would I read the next book in the series...... YES I would!! So I do highly recommend this book. But make sure you read Goddess Test first, this book follows on from there and you may get a little confused otherwise.show more
by Jennifer Juckes
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