REVIEW: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Kate has just returned to the Underworld after spending the last six months traveling around the world with James. When she gets back home, she expects to pick up her wifely and Queen of the Underworld duties, but that does not happen at all. In fact, Henry is more distant than ever, and then, chaos strikes.
With Henry and many of the other gods in danger, it’s up to Kate to find a way to help them. But to do this, she has to face things and people she really was hoping to avoid entirely.
After finishing this book, all I could do was let out a big loud SIGH. I wanted to love this book, I really did. I was a big fan of The Goddess Test and I was looking forward to the next chapter of Kate and Henry’s life together. But sadly, I had a lot of issues with this book.
I liked that Kate and Ava have maintained their friendship, and each have the other to lean on. I also love that Kate took up some responsibility when her man was in trouble. The plot was mildly intriguing. That’s pretty much all I liked.
I really, really wanted to smack both Kate and Henry more than a few times. Kate was so whiny and insecure, which MAYBE I can understand, since she is still so young. But Henry, acting like such a self-pitying jerk, when he is as old as the world? Geez, I just though maybe he would be a little more mature.
Most of the book is centered around their relationship, miscommunication, and lots of jumping to conclusions. There was also a lot of going around in circles: she wanted him to love her but she didn’t want him to do anything he didn’t want to do; he wanted her to stay but he did nothing to prove that to her. This was quite a dysfunctional relationship.
In the end, the action (what little there was) of the plot was not enough to make me love this book, when there was so much negative emotion going on. I’m glad the ending left us with a cliffhanger, and I sincerely hope the next book is much better. I honestly don’t know what could be left for Kate and Henry to fight about.
I reviewed this book courtesy of Harlequin Teen and NetGalley.