Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Published: March 27th 2012
First line: Calliope trudged through the sunny field as she ignored the babble of the redhead trailing behind her.
Last line: With that she cracked the stone against the back of my head, and the world went blank.
Goddess Interrupted is the sequel to the extremely promising Goddess Test by Aimee Carter which I was looking forward to reading having enjoyed it’s predecessor. We pick up the story pretty much where we left off. Kate has achieved immortality, succeeding where others before her have failed and is to become Queen of the Underworld ruling alongside Henry. We join her as she returns from her six months back in the ‘real world’ if you will.
It’s not too long before things start going wrong. There are some issues that she has dragged back with her, like her potential relationship with James and the fact the her life is still on the line because of Calliope. Add to that the fact thatKate is almost instantly disillusioned by what will be her new home as soon as she enters it and then to make matters worse Henry seems to be cold and distant, the anticipated welcome home is a no show. The icing on the cake? Cronus, one of the original Titans has begun a slow and tortuous escape from his cell and is intent on causing havoc. It would seem that the only person that can help them out of the dilemma is Persephone, Henry’s unrequited love and it falls on Kate to do something about it.
There are loads of familiar and new characters in this story and I thought the on the whole the plot progressed really well. However, there was one aspect of the book that really grated and that was Kate’s perpetual whining about her relationship or lack of with Henry. There was plenty of action throughout the story and it felt at times as though her constant emotional turmoil prevented her from being the kick-ass heroine she actually had the potential to be. I hope the character develops further in the final book in the series as she has great potential to do so which brings me on to the cliff-hanger and it is a doozy! Not that I’ll be telling you what it is – that would be spoilery madness! Am looking forward to seeing how this series culminates and we’ll get to find out in #3 The Goddess Inheritance. Fingers crossed it won’t be too long!
Rating: 3.5/5. I did enjoy this book even after the above criticisms and would absolutely recommend, particularly if you’re a fan of the mythology genres.