Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

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3.2 Stars 

I read the first book, and it was decent enough for me to give the second a chance. I haven’t written a review for it yet, but it is around a 3.4 . I’m given this one a 3.2. I had hopes that it would be better than the first, but sadly it wasn’t.

The first book was given more leeway, because it had been the first. I had been hopeful that the second would be able to flesh out the story more and for the book to come into it's own. After reading this one, I’m not sure if I want to continue on but I do enjoy the premise of this series. I really wish that I loved this book. 

The biggest problems I had with the series is the lack of development, descriptions, and explaining. There were quite a few things that made absolutely no sense. If there had been a few hints in the first book, I might have believed or almost accepted a few things that happened in this one.

There was a lot of pointless angst that could've been solved fairly fast or not been included at all. I like angst in books, but in this there was unbalance between angst and other things. 

Throughout, the book I was very confused. I had no idea what was happening. Some of that confusion was caused by the gods. I think it would've been easier for the author to allow the gods to keep their original names. I was only a hundred percent certain that Henry was Hades. Also, I wanted a little more Greek Mythology included. The constant cheating in Greek Myth was mentioned, but I wanted something else as well. 

Characters 

Kate and Henry both were frustrating in this book; Henry more than Kate. Their relationship was cute, but at times I struggled with whether I wanted them together. Kate wasn’t sure if Henry loved her, and honestly, I didn’t know if he did either. I wish there was more development. That would've made it a tad bit believable. 

I wish Persephone and Kate’s relationship had been different. I wanted a strong sister bond between them. Why did Kate have to be jealous of her? 

Final Analysis 

Goddess Interrupted is based on Greek Mythology but it could incorporate a few more Greek elements. It felt original, but it was missing a few core ingredients to make it memorable. The lack of description and explaining was frustrating. All and all, it wasn’t a bad book.