Giveaway and Review: "Goddess Interrupted"

"Goddess Interrupted"
by Aimee Carter

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 15, 2012
Source: ARC sent by publicist

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
 
Summary from goodreads.com:
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 Review:

Wow, I was really impressed by this book! It's not your typical YA! The story and the elements seemed a lot more mature than most YA, which is great for us adults who love reading YA stories. I'm not saying it's not 'suitable' for younger teens, I'm not going to tell anyone else's kids what to read, but I just think the romance and the things Kate dealt with in her relationship (marriage) were more mature themes than usual for YA.

At first, I thought that I would hate the Persephone story line and how Henry was still in love with her. But actually, the author dealt with it so well, and in such a real way, that I ended up really getting into the story. It was honestly heartbreaking to read about for both Kate and Henry.

When I first started reading, I was surprised by how much the gods and goddesses had slept around but then I remembered that is the way it really happened in the Greek myths. It was interesting to see this aspect not glossed over like it is in many of the modernized stories.

I was much more into the relationship conflicts between the characters, Kate's relationships with Henry, Persephone, her mother, James, and Ava, than I was into the major conflict of the world ending. It was just so overwhelming, maybe I would have responded to a smaller conflict a little better.



Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5

Romance: 5/5

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Writing: 5/5



Bottom Line:  I loved this book, the characters and the relationships had much more depth than I was expecting. This is one of those books that is going to stay with me for a long time, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.



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11 comments:

Karen said...

Interesting. I liked but didn't love the first book and I'm leery of reading this one because of the Persephone thing. I'm sure it will work out for Henry and Kate in the end so maybe I just have to get going on it already. lol

Blodeuedd said...

Oh yes those gods sure slept around all the time

Natasha said...

I've been wanting to read this since I seen the beautiful cover. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the chance!

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Jena Lang said...

Gorgeous cover! I'm interested in reading this book since you gave it such high marks.

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LilMissMolly said...

Sounds like a great book. I love old Greek and Roman myths.
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Na said...

Some relationship conflict can make for an interesting read. Also, I really like the cover. Very pretty.

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OOh nice! I loooove this series!

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I'm reading The Goddess Test right now! Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Margaret said...

I love any book with Greek mythology!

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