Expected Publication: March 27th 2012
Series: Goddess Test #2
Received: eArc from Netgalley
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 Thoughts:After reading and really love The Goddess Test I was so looking forward to reading it's sequel The Goddess Interrupted. Although the second book did not meet my expectations in the least, this book had a pretty solid foundation. The plot. My problem was not with the story, itself. It was more the character. The main character. In The Goddess Interrupted, Kate seemed to not have grown over her time (6 months) out of the Underworld. She more than anything grew really weak and insecure. Everything seemed to be something to whine about. I know that all the information that she has to know. Knowing that her husband truly loved someone else before her, Persephone. But there has to be a line drawn within the character, that she just stops all that crying and becomes a great heroine. The ending result of this was me not connecting to her as a character as much as i did in The Goddess Test.
Here Kate has learned she is Immortal. She has thoughts about her and Henry. All the time. She was scared he would never love her as he did Persephone. She worked herself up for so much that wasn't even needed. She was stressing herself out as well as me. In the end I started feeling more for Kate as a character. I wish it was more during the whole book, but I was left with something that made me still want to find out what is going to happen in the next book. Since somethings were resolved, I am hoping for a little more of Kate being that strong, kick ass heroine I so wanted and less whiny, mopey & wallowing in some sort of self pity.
The ending leaves you in utter awe though. Wow.
I loved learning more about the other characters though. I grew to like them all more in this book. Even the villains are explained more in-depth which is great.
All in all this was a good read. Something annoyed me. Some thing I wish would happened. I understand the book fully though. Here Kate is, she has made this decision that she is not sure about, and she is scared. Not knowing what is going to happen is scary. One thing I hope both Kate & Henry learned during this book is... "COMMUNICATION"!! Talking really solves all the nagging issues that you have! I will be reading the next book. As I said, the ending left you with your mouth like =O !
Carter has created a very solid plot. Love it. Also, amazing characters. My only hopes for the next installment would be.. Kate, to grow a little bit more self esteem. She lost a little bit of something between The Goddess Test & The Goddess Interrupted! Hopefully she gains some confidence.. and get bad ass!