March 9, 2012 by thebookslayer
Warning: Do not read this book without tissues, chocolate, and your favorite blanket. Your eyes might unexpectedly start leaking and you might feel the need to comfort yourself with the above objects listed.
Recommend: Those of you who read the first book The Goddess Test get to continue on Kate and Henry’s journey. If you haven’t read ‘The Goddess Test’ then get on it!
First Look at Goddess Interrupted
Opening scene is none other than Calliope. I know not how I expected this book to open, but it was perfect. We get a view into the crazy Goddess who killed all of Henry’s other hopefuls. Calliope seems to find a loop hole in her punishment and we are immediately tossed into a scene where Kate is on her way to Eden. Kate is nervous about seeing Henry again. She remains ever hopeful that upon returning they can start where they left off. However, Henry seems to be closing himself off emotionally and physically upon her return. Before they have a real chance to work anything out The Counsel is attacked at her Coronation.
Now I know you can probably guess who is behind this. Ding, Ding, Ding you are a winner! It was Calliope, but she is not alone. She wrangles Cronus into doing the dirty work in exchange for his freedom. Side note for those who don’t remember, Cronus is the father of the original six Gods/Goddesses and Calliope’s Husband. Events begin to twist and turn.
Kate is not only trying to understand who she is as a person, but how to make her relationship successful with Henry. Due to the disasters at hand she is forced to journey into the Underworld to help her new family. She has to face impossible odds and confront more than one enemy. Kate is blessed with the Gift of Sight at the beginning of the book and is able to use this to her advantage a few times. But will that be enough? Will Kate be able to successfully aid her family in saving her loved ones? Will Henry and Kate be able reconcile their past to move on together in the future?
*Kate is on her way back to the Mansion Eden to be with Henry for the next 6 months. James, cute and care-free friend, has kept her company throughout the 6 spring/summer months. We get to watch as Kate takes out her frusteration she has with James out on her car’s stick shift by tearing the knob off.
*Poor Kate has to be in Persephone’s presence on more then one instance. Thank goodness Ava was there to encourage her and reassure her. I kept picturing the scene from Disney’s ‘The Incredibles’ where Edna beats the mom in the head with a roll of papers and yells at her to “pull herself together.” I really could see Ava doing this with Kate. Kate is lovable and it is understandable for her to have those feelings, but a good wake up call was in order.
*Things went from bad to worse and all that was running through my mind was “OH Lord! This is the day from HELL!” Seriously, anything that could go wrong did for Kate. The statement was then turned into “Well Hell, why didn’t anyone tell me this before.” Once you read this book I promise it will make more sense. Yet again Kate has to rise above to do what is needed. She becomes the ultimate Girl Scout!
The Ending is a cliff hanger. Yup that is right people. Aimee Carter throws us off balance with another sharp turn of events. I really did not see this one coming. On top of all of that we now have to wait till the next book comes out. You might just need that blanket to comfort you till then.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I actually liked it more than the first and I enjoyed the first. I thought that Kate’s actions were believable in the situations she was put into. I thought Aimee Carter showed us that we can do the impossible with Love and Selflessness.
Buy a Copy of Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter on March 27th and hang on tight for the emotional ride of the year.
Thank you netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book to review.