Friday, 9 March 2012
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, 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.
My rating : 4 of 5 stars
My Thoughts :
There are many series came out in last few years on mythology, and most of them were adapted from Persephone Myth. Among them all I think,The Goddess Test was one of the best series, better than another adaption Abandon
Goddess Interrupted took place exactly after six months where The Goddess Test ended. The book started with Kate’s return to Henry, ready to accept the vow as a queen of underworld. But somehow King of Titans has been awake, throwing the underworld and the whole Olympus was in misbalance and the traitor who is responsible for the whole mess is one of their own. Henry has been kidnapped so are the other gods, and Kate must seeks for aid from a person in order to rescue Henry, the person who knows the underworld better than anyone and the person is none other than Persephone, first wife of Henry.
I think that the author did a very good job of taking some elements of the Greek Mythology and then creating something new, and I was absolutely thrilled with the changes. The book was a perfect blending of mythology into modern story.
Individually, the characters were very different from each other with their own attitude and powers. I liked how they interacted with each other and bought the family together, of course other than the traitor.
Kate and Henry
Kate was a naive girl in The Goddess Test who was struggling with the whole situation of becoming bride of Henry, and in this book we saw her grown into this independent, stubborn, selfless and strong person who was determined not to lose anyone else she loves. With her newly discovered power as a goddess, she took the responsibilities with grace as a true queen of underworld.
Kate was exactly the kind of character you will feel for. You will really feel the intense feelings of her inner suffering and mental anguish, that may brought tears into your eyes just like it did to me.
Henry was seductive and secretive as always. He was not very good at expressing feeling like he was an expert of ruling underworld, which creates several misunderstandings between Henry and Kate. His heart was torn between his past with Persephone and present with Kate; I could sense emotional battle within him. Sometimes he took some stupid moves and idiotic decisions (which I won’t mention, you have to find out yourself from the book), that made me feel like slapping him hardly and brought him back to his senses.
Kate loved Henry unconditionally knowing Henry will never be able to love her in the way he did Persephone and she never stopped loving him. Right from the start the romantic tension between them builds and finally explored into a hot romance that we were eagerly waiting for, which made the book unputdownable. Though it was very clear in this book that James’s feelings and concerns toward Kate was more than friendly, Kate always remained faithful to Henry. Apparently Kate was not only one victim of one sided love, I felt kind of bad for James too.
Goddess Interrupted delivers a wonderful atmospheric tale with unexpected twists and dark moments that will bring to the edge. I was hooked in the story and never wanted to put it. I hate to mention the last few pages will wrench your heart from your chest which might make you crazy for the next book. Like I said there was definite cliffhanger.
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