Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter

For those of you who missed the Best I've Read of 2011 Event in December, I named The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter as one of my Personal Top Seven of '11.  I loved The Goddess Test.  It was inspired, interesting and intoxicating.  So, I was understandably excited to receive an E-Galley of Goddess Interrupted through Net Galley.  Here's the blurb and a look at the beautiful cover.

Kate Winters has won immortality.

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.
I loved this book just as much as the first.  Kate has to save not only Henry but her new marriage.  She takes an epic journey to save the people that she loves, even though she doesn't believe that she'll come away from the experience in one piece.  No one expects much from Kate either, as she is still very new to the goddess business.  I really feel like Kate is one of the most easily relatable heroines out there.  She is unsure of herself in her new life, she's trying to find her place in this family that has existed for years without her and she's trying to figure out how to succeed in her marriage.  I think most girls/women have been there before.  When you're in a relationship, it can be hard to figure out what the other person expects or thinks.  I know my husband and I have had HUGE disagreements solely because we are coming from different places and we each thought we knew what the other wanted/expected/thought.  This is where Kate finds herself with Henry.  Things aren't going the way she wants them to and she's unsure how to fix it.  But Kate doesn't give in or give up.  She fights for what she wants and for those she loves.  I love that about her.  I also enjoyed seeing her meet Persephone.  Who hasn't had to meet their significant other's ex?  It's never easy or fun.  Henry was lovely in this book as well.  He's so sweet, vulnerable and unsure, for the God of the Underworld.  I really enjoy Aimee's treatment of Hades.  It's just beautiful.  The ending will shock you and leave you dying for more.

You can find The Goddess Test Series books on Goodreads by clicking here.  You can also find Aimee Carter on Twitter and on her website.  She's as sweet and lovely as the day is long.  Goddess Interrupted is appropriate for readers of all ages.  There is little to no swearing and any sexual material is glossed over.  Although there is some frank discussion of sex by "Aphrodite"  but would you expect anything less?  Goddess Interrupted will release on March 27th in the US so you should mark your calendars to rush out to the book store, preorder your copy and/or read The Goddess Test before the 27th.  Really, it's that good.  Goddess Interrupted earns 5 Fairies for being just as epically delightful as the first book!

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