Sunday, 8 July 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted



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 the first book, The Goddess Test, but after reading the summary of this book, I wasn't very interested. At the beginning, I dragged myself through every page because my friends said that it was worth reading and actually really good, after suffering through the first 50 pages, I felt like killing Kate and locking up this book to save myself the pain of reading another word. However I am very glad that I pushed myself to read on and see what happens at the end.

Kate's adventure is intriguing and there is enough mystery to make everything work well together to form a great book. I thought I would have Persephone, and when I first met her I was not impressed, I thought Henry must have been out of his mind to fall so in love with her. But slowly I saw that it wasn't her fault and she deserved happiness. I grew to like her as a person and in the end, she proved that she was a kind-hearted girl and not the cold, selfish character that she was portrayed as in the first book.

The main thing that kept me from truly enjoying this book was Kate, from the very beginning she seemed whiny and very insecure. At first it seemed reasonable, she hadn't seen Henry for six months and then didn't give her a hello kiss, if I was his wife I'd be a little pissed too. But then it just got annoying, she looked for pity in every corner and every page I read half of it was filled with her jealousy of Persephone and her doubts about Henry this and Henry that. And then she wanted to change him, pretty much forcing him to show her some of his emotions and manipulating him into begging her to stay. By that time, I kinda secretly wished that Henry wouldn't love her so that all her worrying would have been for something and not just a waste of my time.

Except from Kate, I pretty much adored this book. The characters were awesome, meeting Persephone was lovely and I'm super glad I read this book if only to see what she really is like. Henry is more perfect than ever, what I thought the real Hades would have been like. James is somewhat harder to figure out so you'll need to read to see. 

I would definitely recommend that those who read the first book read this one, it's better than I expected and may well surprise you. After reading so many other books since the first one I found Carter's writing a little hard to get into, her writing style is not one of the types I like to read but her plot is pretty awesome and not too cliché.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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