Saturday, June 16, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

I was so excited to finally get to see Aimee Carter at BEA and get this book signed by her!  Instead of moving on with the egalleys I had on my Nook, I read it! And I was in no way disappointed!  In fact, you may have seen several posts from me lately about how the 2nd book in the series, while I found them necessary to move the story along, were not as good as the 1st book.  This book however, I actually think was just as good, if not BETTER, than the first one!  I of course had just downloaded and read the 1.5, The Goddess Hunt, before I started this one, but it wasn't needed.  There wasn't much reference to that in Goddess Interrupted, other than we know that Kate spent her 6 months off with James in Greece.  We start out with Calliope serving her punishment by meeting with one of the girls before Kate, Ingrid, that she killed.  But while she is here, she is distracted by a fog on the edge of Ingrid's After Life realm in the Underworld.  Turns out this fog is Cronus, the King of the Titans, and also the "father" of many of the gods.  As the mythology goes, they trapped the Titans in Tartarus, but now they are trying to break lose.  Which is not good for the gods or for humans!  Kate must rescue Henry, and also must figure out how to help the gods keep Cronus from rising.  But instead of coming home to the husband she is looking forward to getting to know and become close with, she comes home to Henry even more secretive and stand offish.  She keeps trying to get him to open up, to the point where she becomes quite a nag it seems.  In fact, this is the only part that almost kept me from giving it a 5 star rating on Goodreads.  With all the talk of how girls are not being strong and we are romanticizing bad relationships in these books, I could see how people might say this is the type of relationship they seem to have.  I don't agree, but I can see people saying that, so it was one thing that detracted from the book for me.  I loved though all the back stories we got, all the interpretations of the Greek myths.  I had to look some of them up online to see how close the book was coming once again to what I remembered reading.  Persephone comes back into the story, and so Kate's whole family dynamic is played out even more.  And while you want to hate Persephone, like Kate, you can see what happened, and kind of be a bit more sympathetic to her case.  Again, part of what will make Kate such a great queen of the Underworld is because of this empathy she has.  And wow, the end of this book, such a cliffhanger!!! And I can't believe who is the betrayer in this!  I had actually suspected this person a bit in the first book, so for it to be that person in this book, so unbelievable!  And I cannot wait till book number 3!!  Fortunately I do have the 2.5 book in the series, The Goddess Legacy to download from Netgalley!  I'll be doing that soon! And here is my picture when I got to meet Aimee Carter at BEA, even though I didn't get the book till the next day!

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  1. Thanks for this great post! I too sometimes worry that the 2nd book in a series won't be as good as the 1st so I am glad to read that this one may be better than the 1st one! I can't wait to read it!

    Suz Reads

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    1. I thought it was really, really good! I've seen some other reviews that didn't like it as much, but hey, everyone has to form their own opinion, right?

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  2. Glad you like her books! I read Goddess Interrupted not too long ago and enjoyed it just as much as you did!
    Here's my review: http://milliedswords.blogspot.com/2012/05/review-goddess-interrupted.html

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    1. Thanks for reading my review! I'm going to go check out yours as well! I love this series, I hate it took me so long to start it.

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  3. Thanks for checking out my blog and following it, too! I'm following you, too, but not GCF-wise, and I'm about to change that.
    I, too, got hooked on these books pretty late. I bought both the books the same week Goddess Interrupted came out, vaguely remembering a small interest I had of them a while ago. And then I loved them!
    And thanks for telling me about the little .5 books, too! I knew about the one, but not the other. Too bad I don't have a Kindle or NOOK or anything of that sort. Alas, I'm going to have to patiently wait until they both come out in paperback--hopefully!

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    1. You should be able to download them to you computer to read or on an iphone if you have it. YOu should definitely find a way. Don't know when or how they might release them as actual books.

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  4. I love Mythology. I thought the Percy Jackson books were adorable and I'll probably like this series as well!

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    1. I also loved the Percy Jackson series, and so this is another fun version of the whole Greek mythology theme.

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  5. At one point, I was so mad at Henry, like furious with him. I thought the end (the last fifty or so pages) was so good, I went back and had to read it again, immediately. The ending - the cliffhanger - OMG. I can't wait for the next one. It cannot get here soon enough

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    1. Yeah, I was getting mad at Henry too, but also at Kate for putting up with him! But the end was sooooo good!!

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  6. I loved The Goddess Test, and cannot wait to read Goddess Interrupted. Your thoughtful review makes me want to read it so much more. I also like how you dispelled any ideas that the sequel may not be as good... I think sequels can be good, as long as the author stays true to his/her characters. I love books about Greek Mythology, so I love this series and "Starcrossed" by Josephine Angelini...

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    1. I haven't read Starcrossed, didn't realize that it was a similar type of series. I'll really have to check it out now!

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  7. Thank you for visiting the blog! :) I loved The Goddess Test but I loved the sequel less. Glad you met Aimee at BEA! I know what you mean by Kate having potential to be a great queen of the underworld. Great review!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking my review out too!

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