Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2)
March 27, 2012
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Passing the tests and gaining immortality was not supposed to be the easy part of the equation. Kate (just barely) managed those, though. Now, she has to figure out a husband who seems all but indifferent to her and an attack from the only thing powerful enough to kill Henry and the other Gods, the King of the Titans.
The attack come in the middle of Kate’s coronation as Queen of the Underworld and soon she’s not only adjusting to life in the underworld, trying to figure out where she stands with Henry – does he even want her there? – but they’re all also in a fight for their lives. The only one they can actually lose.
I read this before reading The Goddess Hunt so it feels like you pick up without a lot of refresher on what happened in The Goddess Test. It’s always nice to have some reminder of where the story is starting (so you know what’s going on) – as things get going though, enough either is mentioned or the story helped me to remember that it worked.
With The Goddess Test I did wish for more Henry and I have to say that didn’t change with this book. If anything, for the first 75 percent or so, there was less Henry than there was in the first book. It is nice that issues (between/with the characters) from the first book in the series are brought up and expanded, resolved, explored in this second book. It’s nice to see the background of some of the things already mentioned – and see where those things go.
Some of the ‘action’ sequences seemed to resolve quickly, leaving me having to go back and reread what exactly happened. Things are really strongest when the characters and their relationships are involved. With gods and goddesses – and their millennia of history – are involved things can be dramatic and intriguing without being melodramatic or too much. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Kate grows into this world.
The ending of Goddess Interrupted will likely leave you itching for the third book in this series – I know it did me!
thank you to NetGalley & HarlequinTeen for the egalley for review
Other books you might enjoy: The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa and The Goddess Test (#1 in this series) by Aimee Carter