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Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  27,759 Ratings  ·  2,145 Reviews
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. Despite her growing love for Henry, Ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in
Paperback, AU Edition, 296 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Harlequin Teen (first published March 27th 2012)
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Abigail You should read the first book, the books happen in chronological order so it makes the most sense to start from the first book
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Kat Kennedy
I requested Goddess Interrupted as I'd seen potential, amidst the frustration, in The Goddess Test. I thought that, given time, hard work and thoughtful application to her prose, Carter might be a good author one day.

Unfortunately, that didn't quite happen here and part of me understands why. A lot of the reviews for The Goddess Test focus on:

GAH! The mythology! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
not yet read the Goddess Test,
and I might not but heres the book cover anyway:

quiet alluring isn't it? lol
Before reading I was about to congratulate Hades and Kate, our newly married couple, and about to welcome Kate to underworld

After reading
There are many series came out in last few years on mythology, and most of them were adapted from Persephone Myth. Among them all I think,The Goddess Test was one of the best series, better than another adaption Abandon
Goddess Interrupted took place exactly after six months where The Goddess Test ended. The book started with Kate’s return to Henry, ready to acc
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Gaaaahhhh! The first one was brilliant, now i'm dying for the next one!!!!!

mar 27
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
See this review and more on The Moonlight Library!


No, seriously. The hell? Was this fanfiction? Fanfiction of a novel which is a modern-day retelling of a Greek myth?

Where was Awesome!Kate? I looked through the ENTIRE book for her. Where was the mouthy, sassy, confident young woman of the first book and novella? Where was the verbal slapdowns? Where was her sure-footed consistency in knowing she was doing the right thing, even if the other gods didn’t believe she was? Where was my feisty girl?

Lauren Suero
Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seeing as I just finished the book, I'm going to need time and a bottle of vodka in order to process that ending. Epic cliffhanger to rival Holly Black's 'White Cat'.

Why yes, it did take me a while to process this book.. in a good way, of course. Mostly because I really wanted to save a review until I had the chance to read 'The Goddess Hunt' (the novella before this book).

I hold a soft spot in my heart for this series. It was one of the first books I publicly reviewed (The Goddess Test) and I l
The cover is gorgeous. The Goddess Test was wonderful, I want this so bad!!
Cronus has awoken. Calliope wants revenge. Henry is in danger and Kate Winters has to track one soul out of a billion down in the Underworld, a soul she fears she will never live up to, and ask for her help.

Wow! This was one hell of a sequel!!
While the first book, Goddess Test, was structured around the possible relationship between Henry and Kate, Goddess Interrupted takes things up a notch. An old evil awakens, a plot for revenge thickens and the seeds of doubt is weaved throughout
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I enjoyed but didn't love The Goddess Test and judging by some reviews of this installment, those who loved the first installment, weren't huge fans of this o
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read Aimée Carter’s The Goddess Test last year and was disappointed in it, but saw enough potential in Carter that I was curious about the sequel, Goddess Interrupted. As it turns out, it’s better than The Goddess Test in one major way, but has problems of its own. Overall, they come out about equal and I’m giving them the same star rating.

The biggest problem with The Goddess Test was its bowdlerization of the Greek gods. Carter had rendered the gods nearly unrecognizable by making them believ
Educating Drew
Oh why oh why do I do this to myself? I read and reviewed The Goddess Test last year and was ultimately meh about the whole experience. There were just so many things I couldn't buy into. Quite frankly, a whole town created for this ONE girl (yeah, yeah, yeah I get that she was the last girl to get tested for Queen of the Underworld but STILL!)? Not to mention all of the gods and goddess running around in these constructed roles. Nope, couldn't fall hopeless in love with it even though I wanted ...more
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this one had the meanest cliffhanger... I mean, really? Anywho... Kate returns after her 6 months away and all hell has broken lose in the Underworld. There was a freaking love triangle and it got on my lasttttt nerve. What made it worse was that Henry wasn't confused about if he wanted Kate or Persephone.. no, he'd chosen Persephone time and time again and Kate was still trying to make Henry love her and want her. Pa- lease. I would've been out of the Underworld so fast, sleezeball Henry w ...more
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I read Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test last year in a few hours. Afterwards, I proceeded to read it a couple more times. Carter spoke to me through the Kate’s voice. I fell in love with the retelling and reinvention of who Henry represented, and all the emotions felt through Kate. Goddess Interrupted was a great follow-up. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I loved.

After a six-month vacation in Greece, Kate finally comes home to Henry. But instead of a great welcome
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book moved so slowly and I felt like nothing really happened even obviously though things did. The climax of the story seemed to be dead in the center of the book and it wasn't even that climactic. If anything, the last page was the most interesting of the entire book. I feel like this book was a step down from The Goddess Test because any love that I had for any of the characters just disappeared. I really didn't care what happened to them in the end and that saddens me. Kate was so a
Oh Mann das war ja mal ein Schuss in den Ofen. Habe das ganze Buch über nonstop die Augen verdrehen müssen, wenn es mal ausnahmsweise nicht am Kate lag, dann an Henry.
Die grundlegende Story war auch echt eher flach und irgendwie wurde wieder alles nur so wischiwaschi aufgelöst oder gar nicht, das hat mich im ersten Band auch schon wahnsinnig gestört.
Das blöde ist jetzt einfach, dass ich die Grundidee echt gut finde/fand und es wieder mit einem äußerst äußerst blöden Cliffhanger geendet hat.
Jun 04, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blargh
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Twists, drama, betrayal, a little bit of romance and a touch of the unknown are what fans of Aimee Carter's Goddess Test series can except to find in her sequel, Goddess Interrupted. I couldn't wait to jump back into this series. I wasn't sure what to to except with this sequel, as I had a lot of unanswered questions after reading the first book in this series, and I definitely received a few answers I wanted and then some. What Aimee did with her storyline completely took me by surprised. I was ...more
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
The book was provided by the publisher Harlequin through NetGalley for an honest review with no compensation provided.

Kate is now married to Henry, as husband and wife, he fantasizes about their married life and that she’ll be happy forever. Little does she know that’s not the case. The book opens up with a ceremony to announce she is queen of the underworld. Until a surprise attack led by Cronus, King of the Titans and some of the Gods themselves get attacked. This is only the first plan out of
I may be rating this higher than I would have if I hadn't just read (and disliked) Underworld a week or so ago. Out of the two of these books, Goddess Interrupted is definitely my opinion. Just thought I'd pass on that little nugget of information.

I've been desperately hoping that someone would come up with an awesome new take on the Hades/Persephone myth, which explains why I've been blowing through everything I can find that's even slightly related to their story. This series, unfo
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Thoughts:

From the front cover to the summary at the back I was already in love with this book. The cover itself is so gorgeous and beckons the reader to it and once I started this book (with much excitement) I never wanted to put it down. This book was so much more than I could have asked for; with all the conflicts and emotions this book about drained me by the end. And the end…well that’s not something I’m going to reveal but it was definitely a huge cliffhanger but so worth it!

I went in
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
"If I were a better man, I would be able to show you the love and affection you deserve. As I am not, I can only offer you what I'm capable of giving. But I assure you, just because I do not show it, doesn't mean I do not feel it.”

Last year Aimee Carter left me astounded when I read her debut novel The Goddess Test and now Goddess Interrupted is here and she has done it yet again. Goddess Interrupted is a captivating, intriguing and magical read – one that I managed to devour in 24 hours and I’m
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Goddess Interrupted was totally awesome. Well Done, Aimee Carter. WELL DONE! Aimee Carter turned her pen into a mighty sword and wrote a fantastic sequel novel for the Goddess Test series. Carter definitely stirred up my emotions. I wanted to crawl into this novel and knock the Hades out of Henry (I couldn't resist) I thought Aimee Carter had me steaming hot in the Goddess Test with Henry, but this time she had me boiling hot with him, and the cliffhanger ending is driving me crazy. Oh I wish I ...more
Wolf (Alpha)
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pam Victorio
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miss @aimee_carter WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT!? Love this series. Full review closer to release date.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Confession time: there are parts of parts of this book that I liked. And no, that wasn't a typo, I really mean "parts of parts", because it's difficult to get behind any one aspect of this novel completely. But I felt like there was an attempt, at least, to acknowledge, and even address a few of the problematic issues, and that's more than can be said for most YAPR books. Furthermore, I was thoroughly impressed by the fact that characters in this book actually had arcs.

I know, how revolutionary,
Apr 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I didn't like it much. Here's why:

Kate in this book is: insecure, codependent, maudlin, petulant, jealous, desperate, idiotic.

These things are fine with me - in small doses at low moments of inner struggle or whatever. We all have our times of self-doubt and insecurity and we all let it make us a little bit crazy once in a while. It could have provided some decent character depth to have a heroine who went through some heart-wrenching moments of self-doubt. But this "I'm not good enough" ra
Read full review on my blog P A R A F A N T A S Y

I'm not going to lie--for the majority of the time I was reading this book I was angry. Really angry. Not angry as in I didn't like it, but angry as in "How could [insert character] do that to [insert character]?" But if a book managed to make me feel so angry that I wanted to rip a character's head off then that's because I was involved in it enough to do so. Which means despite all the things that happened in Goddess Intterrupted and how predic
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, reviewed

No sé porqué antes no me di cuenta de que Kate era tan insoportable.

A decir verdad... Tengo un pequeño problema con esta trilogía, una vez que inicio un libro no puedo parar de leerlo, me pasó con el primer libro y ahora con este igual.

El trama inicia cuando Kate vuelve con James de sus seis meses de viaje alejada de Henry, a decir verdad me gustó cómo pasaba todo rápido, todo fue directo al grano y no hubo relleno en el libro, además de que se explican más sobre los mitos -cosa que me gu
Caila  (TheWonderlandReader)
Kate seems to think that Henry is becoming closed off again because he doesn't love her like she thought he did, but I think that he's doing it because he thinks that she is having an affair with James like Persephone did. I can believe that James never mentioned it to Kate that Henry might think that, I think the reason he didn't is because he also loves Kate. I think that its also why he tried to talk her out of going back because he was hoping that she would end up with him.
I don't like Per
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please please please be great because I loved your first one, but so many times the sequel falls short. Please please please be great.

So it was. I loved it...again a great book. Again the beginning wasn't great as I remember the beginning of the first lacking, but once this author gets going, she really hooks me in. Chic lit with all the emotions...jealous, anger, guilt, regret, joy, closeness, rejection and so many more. I was bawling toward the end. Main touched such true emotion. Great writin
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Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She is the author of several series, including The Goddess Test series, The Blackcoat Rebellion series, and the Simon Thorn series.

QUEEN (#3 of The Blackcoat Rebellion) will be released on November 24th, 2015.

SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF'S DEN (#1 of the Simon Thorn series, Bloomsbury) will be released February 2, 2016.
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“It is supposed to be the truth." He stared at me and my breath caught in my throat. "If I were a better man, I would be able to show you the love and affection you deserve. As I am not, I can only offer you what I'm capable of giving. But I assure you, just because I do not show it, doesn't mean I do not feel it.” 133 likes
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