Goddess Interrupted – Aimee Carter
Publisher: MIRA Ink
Release Date: 6th April 2012
Other Titles in the Series: The Goddess Test
Fate brought them together
The Underworld wants to tear them apart
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 means losing him forever.
I loved The Goddess Test so Goddess Interrupted had high expectations to meet. It definitely met them.
Kate’s struggles were beautifully portrayed. She’s trying to be a calm and dignified queen and do what she can in the upcoming war while trying to deal with the thoughts that Henry no longer loves her. It was heartbreaking to see her crying out for his attention and his constant denial, especially after the Henry that we got glimpses of in The Goddess Test. the switches between brave, mature decisions that held lives on the line and her mini-tantrums showed how much pressure her new role is at such a young age.
Now, I don't know how many of you know, but I have a serious fascination with Greek mythology and the story of Hades and Persephone has always been one of my favourites. This series takes all of these gods and goddesses out of context and into reality and I love it. Persephone is one of my favourite goddesses and in Goddess Interrupted she is a bit of a selfish cow, really. She knew what power she had over Henry and she used it and it only ended up hurting Kate even more, she even managed to cause trouble when she tried to do good, albeit in a twisted sort of way. And yet you can't argue that she’s not a brilliantly crafted character that I really hope comes back in The Goddess Inheritance.
I loved how after introducing all of the known myths of the original six in the first book, the mythology was taken deeper as Kate was further embroiled in the world of the gods. In Goddess Interrupted she was launched into the tales of the Titans and learned the origin stories of the original six gods that were made by the Titans. I knew very little about this branch of the mythology so I gobbled up every tidbit of information and I’ve been left with a yearning to really read up on it.
I’m thoroughly enjoying this series and I can’t wait for Kate and Henry’s story to conclude in The Goddess Inheritance.
Thank to MIRA Ink for providing a copy for review. Make sure to check back later on in the month when Aimee Carter stops by on her UK blog tour.