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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Posted by Irish in Review1 Comment

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Source: Gift
Publication Date:27 March 2012
Series or Standalone: Series
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
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Place(s) Traveled to: The Underworld
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
First Line: Calliope trudged through the sunny field as she ignored the babble of the redhead trailing behind her.
Goddess Test  Series Order
Book 1 – The Goddess Test
Book 1.5 – The Goddess Hunt
Book 2 – Goddess Interrupted
Book 2.5 -The Goddess Legacy

Book 3 – The Goddess Inheritance (26 Feb 2013)

With the conclusion of The Goddess Test I wasn’t sure what to expect with futher books in the series. After all, Kate passed the test so what else was there for her to do? In Goddess Interrupted a new story ARC is begun and its one that leads her throughout the underworld. We meet many of the characters from the first book in this one, though many have smaller roles than they did previously. The main constants are James and Ava who journey with Kate on her quest. In this book we also meet up with Persephone, the very same one who broke Henry’s heart all those centuries ago. 

What I liked about this story is learning a little more about Persephone and Henry’s past even if we’re still only scratching the surface of this story. I wanted to dislike Persephone but found that I couldn’t and I liked how she fit in with Kate and her friends. Even with all the tension that was there under the surface. What I didn’t like about this story was that Kate seemed to doubt herself a lot more in this story than in Goddess Test. She was more whiney and lost a bit of her spark. In some ways, I can understand how she felt, but I wish that she would have fought more sooner. Spoken up sooner. 

Its that dreaded lack of communication setting up a wholes series of events plot device that bugs me so. Its so over used and over done and it just makes my eye get all twitchy. Though I was glad that she finally did remember the feisty girl she was towards the end but it would have been nice to see it sooner. But then if characters communicated what they should when they should then there wouldn’t have been as much of a story. Thankfully though the entire plot of Goddess Interrupted doesn’t revolve around poor communication. That’s just a small subplot and the main story ARC is definitely one that stands on its own.

As with, The Goddess Test, this story was a quick read and I devoured it in just a few hours. I was compelled to turn the pages to see how Kate’s quest would turn out. I would have rated this story higher if it wasn’t for the crazy cliff hanger twist that happened at the end. It was just so out of nowhere that it killed part of my enjoyment of the story. Though despite my dislike of cliff hangers I am still eager to see where Kate’s story will go next. I do like this world and the characters and I love how well Carter spins a tale. While I don’t think this will be my favorite in the series it was a good transition novel and sets the stage for things to come in Goddess Inheritance.

One Response to “Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter”

  1. Vivien

    This series just isn’t for me. The mythology is a bit all over the place and I really cannot stand the characters. I passed after book 2.