Thursday, February 28, 2013

Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter [Review]

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)2.5 out of 5 Robots!
 


Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release: March 27, 2012
Hardcover: 304 Pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon



Book Summary:
Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, 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.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)
 
Shannon's Thoughts:
Sigh. I wanted to like this series, I really did. I thought Aimee Carter offered an interesting and different take on the ubiquitous Persephone myth, even if I found a lot of it to be silly.  But, I was able to look past the silliness of the first book, The Goddess Test, and for the most part I enjoyed it.  But something happened with this sequel and I found myself beating my head against a wall in frustration. I think the biggest problem is I really didn't like the protagonist, Kate. I thought she was immature, insecure and self righteous. She definitely had those qualities in the first book, but in this book it got a little out of hand.  Her constant whining really got on my nerves and her constant need to be loved was borderline uncomfortable. 

The other problem I had was that most of the book centers on Henry/Hades and Persephone's past and Kate's insecurity/jealous that Henry/Hades doesn't love her as much as he loved Persephone. It was tiring and distracted from the more interesting parts of the book.  Especially since a large chuck of the first book dealt with the same issue.  I would have liked to see more fighting with the Titans and an a more in-depth look into the Underworld.  I also would have liked to see more development between Kate and Henry.  It seemed like their entire relationship consists of Henry sulking and Kate yelling.  (Kate, sweetie, you can't MAKE someone love you just because you love them and screaming at them is not going to help your cause.)  I know there are a ton of people who like this series and I can see why.  But too much of it rubbed me the wrong way. 

Books in the series in the order they should be read:
1.    The Goddess Test
1.5  The Goddess Hunt

2.    Goddess Interrupted
2.5  The Goddess Legacy
3     The Goddess Inheritance

2 comments :

  1. Love your review! I will probably pick of the first to see what I think of it.

    Note to self: Yelling at someone won't make them love me?!! Dang it all!!! I am so good at yelling. ;)

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