Monday, July 30, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter Review

Hello again! This weeks review is for Goddess Interrupted. The sequel to the book in last week's review, The Goddess Test. Feel free to share your opinions in the comments. Enjoy!

Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, 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 received an ARC copy of this book not that long ago. After reading it's prequel ("The Goddess Test"), I immediately picked it up, eager to find out what happened next in Kate's life. This book did not disappoint!

Because this was an ARC copy, there were a few mistakes, but I'm going to assume that most, if not all, were fixed in the final edition.

The story starts with Kate returning from her Summer vacation in Greece with her best friend James, who also happens to be the Greek god Hermes. As soon as they return, the action and excitement begins. Kate's new husband- known as the ruler of the Underworld, Hades- along with the other gods are in the middle of a fight with their maker, Cronus, the big, bad titan. Though most of the conflict in this book is internal- and does get a little repetitive at times-, I was still turning the pages as fast as I could. The plot was interesting- a little slow at times, but still enjoyable.

Though some may question the originality of the 'evil-titan-seeking-revenge-on-the-gods' plot, the book does a great job of standing on its own and really giving the plot a nice twist.

The characters remain like they did in the original book, no sudden personality changes at all. {slight spoiler >>} My only problem that I had with character personality was Dylan- Ares, god of war- and how he doesn't want to fight in the upcoming battle. It just seems to me that the god of war would want to fight more than anybody else, you know? But other than that, the characters are still just as likeable as they were in the first book.

As to which book I like best ("The Goddess Test" or "Goddess Interrupted"), I have to say this one is my favorite so far. While reading the book, I felt that the first one was still better, but the ending to "Goddess Interrupted" changed that. The ending was amazing and will leave you begging for more! The next book ("The Goddess Inheritance") doesn't come out until next year though, but I will be eagerly awaiting for it!

I give this book a 4 out of 5! If you loved the first book, I would definitely pick this up! And if you haven't read the first book, what are you waiting for?


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter Review

Hello everyone! This is my first review that I am posting on this blog. I read this book not that long ago and thought it would be perfect for a first review. Enjoy!


The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.


Let me start by saying, I read this book in two days. That being said, it is not perfect, but it is still good enough that you're bound to like it. If you're familiar with Greek mythology, the book can come off as a little predictable, but there are still plenty of surprises to keep it interesting and captivating.

So yes, this is another modern Greek mythology tale, however, it manages to set itself apart from  other books like it (ie. Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson or Tera Lynn Childs' Oh. My. Gods.). Kate, the main character, is not a demigod or part of some big prophecy. Rather, she is just a normal girl who really cares for those around her and gets sucked into the Greek gods' world because of that. She is then forced to take seven tests to try to save her mom. There is plenty more going on with the plot while the tests are occurring  as well, and it really keeps things moving and gives the story more depth. Overall, I thought the plot was well-paced, entertaining, and great!

Carter's version of the gods is an interesting one. They do not act how other authors have made them act, and I love that. At the end of the book, she lists a “Guide to the Gods”, saying which character is which god. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that a couple of the guesses I had initially made, were incorrect. The character development was smooth and actually noticeable. I found Kate to be very relatable and fun to read about. You care for her and really want her to pass the tests, be with Henry, and save her mom.

All in all, I give this book a four out of five. I highly recommend you check it out. Also, look out for it's sequel, Goddess Interrupted (which I may review next), and all the other books in the series.