Review: Goddess Interrupted by Amiee Carter

Goddess InterruptedGoddess Interrupted by Amiee Carter

  • ISBN-13: 9780373210459
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Source: NetGalley

Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts:

 I know from reading many of the reviews out there on Goddess Interrupted that it has been very well received.  While I enjoyed the overall story I found the story to move along very slowly and quite frankly found myself bored a few times.  While it had all of the components of an incredible story, great interesting characters, a monumental problem, a wicked villain, and a great setting, it just fell flat when I was reading it.  

That being said there were somethings that I did enjoy about the story.  First is the relationship that Kate finds with one of the previous girls who was killed trying to become Henry’s Queen.  This was heartfelt and one of my favorite parts of the book along with when Henry and his issues that he seems to have with Kate.  The balance between Persephone and Kate is just crazy, these two ladies have one unique relationship in this story and it made me keep reading otherwise I might not have.

This book ends on a HUGE cliffhanger, big enough that even though I was not thrilled with this story, it is going to pull me back for book number 3.  When I went back and reviewed my review of The Goddess Test I found that I really enjoyed it and am hoping for the love to return with book three.  One thing, that I was glad to see was that in the end of this book there is a section that outlines each Greek God/Goddess and their current updated name.  This was something that I was really hoping would happen since I could not figure them all out.  I did feel that the Mythology part was also missing a bit more in this story, just more distanced and I could easily forget that I was reading about gods and goddess when they are using their updated names.

Keep in mind, these are just thing that bothered me personally, I think that for many readers this is a great fit, just not for me.

My Rating:

3 Penguins

Slow Moving for Me

 

4 thoughts on “Review: Goddess Interrupted by Amiee Carter

  1. Great review I’m so interesting in this series since I’ve been seeing reviews on this one. I love the idea of it and super curious about this ending everyone is talking about!!

  2. I really loved the first book, but considering the many mixed reviews that I’ve read for GODDESS INTERRUPTED so far, I’m a bit scared that it could ruin this series for me. I’ll read it later this week nonetheless, because I’m really curious how Henry and Kate’s story will continue. Thanks for your honesty! 🙂

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

  3. Great review. Honest and interesting. I’d like to pick up this series, and the cover is so gorgeous, I would probably want to snag it off the shelf anyway. 🙂

  4. Sigh, everyone is saying this one isn’t that great of a novel and it is worrying me on whether I should even bother with this series or not.

    Thanks for the great review, I’m sorry you didn’t love this one. I hope book three pulls things in to a better direction. 🙂

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