Author: Aimee Carter
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 3-27-12
After 6 months of living apart from Henry, Kate returns hoping to build on what she and Henry had. Instead of courtship, she finds the gods preparing for war against a terrifying power. Now Persephone is back in the picture and Kate must face her biggest fears and their common enemy.
When Kate came back to Henry, she expected to pick up where they left off – in love. Things didn’t exactly go as planned when Calliope decided to unleash something that had even the gods wondering if they could survive. Where The Goddess Test set up Kate’s new world and gave you an introduction to the gods, Goddess Interrupted picks you up and throws yo in the middle of an epic battle where those that seemed invincible must face the one thing that could destroy them. Of course, in the middle of this, Kate and Henry are still trying to figure out how to be a couple and where their feelings fit into all of the chaos around them.
I think what I liked most about this book was the insight into Henry’s character through Persephone’s presence. Finally, the ghost that has haunted his relationship with Kate is real and can be confronted. I thought it was a good dimension of the story and let us see Henry as a little more human, as someone who could show that he was hurt. Although her being there is not Kate’s favorite thing ever, I think it moved their relationship forward. One thing that kind of bothered me was Kate’s constant begging. She begged Henry to love her and to tell her he loved her. Kate is not always sure of herself, but it seemed inconsistent of her to battle a titan one minute and beg for love the next. I’m hoping that this aspect of the story will get a little more light in the third book and I certainly wouldn’t let that keep you from reading this one. Goddess Interrupted was a little more serious than the first book, but it was filled with a lot of intrigue and action. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to book three!
I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.