Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (#2)
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Date Read: 2012, May 1st-4th
Received: ARC via NetGalley
Rating: 4/5 stars
Recommended to: 15+
A few spoilers, so be careful! Review of the first book: CLICK HERE.
SUMMARY -Kate Winters has spent the summer in Greece, relaxing and enjoying herself with James, her guide. (Also a god.) Back home, however, her husband is waiting for her, a husband she loves very much. When Kate arrives home, her plans of becoming Queen and bonding with her husband are crushed when Henry and some of the other gods are captured by the only force able to kill them. And the only person who knows how to rescue them is the last person on earth that Kate wants to meet: her sister, Persephone.
MY THOUGHTS -I went into Goddess Interrupted completely wary... Would I like it? Would the series just get worse for me? Sure, I liked The Goddess Test, but if I'm really honest it wasn't that great. The first 100 pages of Goddess Interrupted were much of the same: good action, awesome (still a bit whiney) Kate - and what the flip is the deal with Henry?
Oh, yeah, baby! Enter dynamic: Persephone. Somehow, her entrance brightened everything... Not happy-wise; far from it. Conflict-wise. There was like this weird 2-way love triangle, with Henry loving/loved by two girls, and Kate loved by Henry and James. Again, I was wary, but Aimee Carter pulled it off without making the love story complicated in the typical way.
Sure, I like the Titan wars, heroes, etc... But what gripped me - and I mean gripped, until 2 AM! - was the tension and chemistry and passion thing going on between Kate and Henry. Golly goodness, I love this love story. It has developed in such a slow, sure way. I wish things were a little clearer on Henry's feelings, how they change and such, but that's not even that important. The tension was unbelievable! I gripped my Nook SO HARD!
Did anyone see that coming? 'Cause I sure didn't. I was hurriedly reading my way along and then BAM! The book said, "Lemme just whack you in the face and knee your gut and trip you onto your noggin, why don't I?"
Oh my gosh.
I'm hopelessly squashed. And now I desperately need more! I have to know what happens!
This book reminds me of...
Triumph after trial
Very large beings
The massive fog you see over the Golden Gate Bridge
Heartache and loss
Lots of blubbering tears (really, Kate, you cry way too much)
Heroes that grow on you over time (coughHenrycough)
For the Parents -
More language scattered throughout. LOTS of talk about affairs and lovers, because the gods (especially Ava) sleep around ALL the flipping time. Henry and Kate have sex toward the end. They're married and there are no details. But the scene before, of them kissing, is very sweet. A few other passionate kisses, no detail. Recommended 15+