I am mixed when it comes to really liking or disliking Goddess Interrupted. I thought it had a great story behind it but it tended to focus way too much on Kate and her insecurities about whether or not Henry really loved her. If you like to read about the Greek Gods, then this story is for you. Just keep in mind that the Gods have had their names changed to reflect the changing times.
Goddess Interrupted begins six months after The Goddess Test, which I did not read, but I was not lost at all when it came to following the story line. I thought Aimee Carter did an excellent job of getting the reader up to speed from one book to the other. Kate is returning to the Underworld after a six month vacation in Greece, with her friend James (a.k.a. Hermes), to take her place as Queen of the Underworld. Upon her arrival, she is expecting to see her new husband, Henry (a.k.a. Hades), but unfortunately she doesn’t get to spend much time with him.
Henry is busy trying to prevent Cronus’s escape, trying to foil Calliope’s (a.k.a. Hera) attempts to help Cronus escape and harm Kate, ruling the Underworld, along with having Kate constantly demanding to know if he loves her or not. Kate’s insecurities tend to get old real quick, bordering on being selfish.
Henry finds himself captured along with his family, and Kate takes it upon herself to rescue him. Kate with the help of Ava (a.k.a. Aphrodite) and James, go to find the one person that Kate would rather not find, to get her to take them to Cronus’ prison. This person would be Henry’s ex-wife and Kate’s sister, Persephone. This adds to more of Kate’s insecurities since Henry is still in love with Persephone, although she left him for Adonis.
The end, of course, is a cliff hanger, leaving the reader wanting to know what happens next. I am curious to see where Carter takes the next installment as the story of Henry and Kate continues.
Amanda loves spending time at home with her husband and their dog, Oreo. She loves reading, playing puzzle games, beading and watching movies. When she’s not reading, she’s working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
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