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. – Goodreads
I enjoyed The Goddess Test. I did. So it was a little heartbreaking to find myself wondering, “Where did it all go wrong?!” when I finished the latest installment to the trilogy, Goddess Interrupted. It’s easy to pinpoint why it didn’t work for me, though: the characters and story didn’t grow very much.
While it wasn’t quite a rehash of the first book, the relationship between Henry and Kate made me want to bash my head against a wall because any previous development between them seemed to have disappeared. It was impossible to root for them when they were both such miserable characters. I was really fed up with Kate constantly being whiny and Henry’s inability to be anything but mopey and sullen. I understand wanting to keep some sort of tension and conflict going on in the books, but it didn’t work here. Considering they’re married and all, they should understand the simple concept of communication, right? Instead, it came across that they were complete burdens to each other. Ugh.
I wasn’t very engaged with the central plot, mostly because I was busy rolling my eyes at the Persephone storyline and Henry’s role in that, but I also found issue with the involvement of the other gods. It’s impossible to keep track of them and none of them, with the exception of Ava and James, have any layers to them. I found they unnecessarily convoluted the story.
And then there’s the ending. It’s a cliffhanger for sure and I can easily see other readers screaming over the torturous wait ahead. My screams, however? 100% pure terror. That may sound dramatic, but if there’s one storyline I can’t handle, it’s the one we’re heading for in The Goddess Inheritance.
Despite the issues I found with the book, Aimee Carter has a certain ease in her books that leaves me unable to put them down. She’s able to make the emotions her characters feel come across on the page and I think that’s what keeps me hooked. Although I’m not a fan of the direction the trilogy is heading in, I will be continuing on with the third book to see how the series concludes and see how the characters deal with it all.
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