Author: Aimee Carter
Date of Publication: March 27, 2012
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
Synopsis: When Kate arrives in the Underworld after spending six months away from Henry she is disappointed to find that Henry won't even so much as look at her and is keeping secrets to boot. Kate loves Henry but it's becoming more and more apparent that Henry doesn't seem to love Kate the way she loves him. Meanwhile, Calliope is desperate for revenge and will do whatever it takes to destroy Kate, even if it means waking a being that could destroy the entire world. When Henry is kidnapped Kate is determined to find him, even if it means finding the one person Kate hoped she would never face, Persephone. As a devastating war threatens the gods Kate must save Henry and hope to win his love in the process.
The Goddess Test hadn't necessarily been my favorite book but I liked it well enough to pick up Goddess Interrupted, which turned out to be a huge mistake. I could not stand this book, I knew all the characters were a little dense but this book was ridiculous. The characters constantly blundered into one trap after another, frustrating me more with every page.
I could not stand Kate; she went around picking unnecessary fights and moaning about how Henry didn't love her. Between her constant moaning and complaining she somehow managed to subdue Calliope but that was about the extent of the action in the entire novel. Henry was much the same, moping and complaining about Persephone then magically falling in love with Kate. All the other characters kind of blur together, flat and two-dimensional none of them have a personality or role worth remembering.
With almost no action, no romance, and no character development I constantly found myself bored and counting down the pages I had left; which is never a good sign. The beginning of the novel did start out interesting enough but after almost 300 pages of listening to Kate complain while she does nothing I started to get a little annoyed. I will say that throwing Persephone in was an interesting idea but just wasn't executed properly.
I'm sorry to say I really did not like this novel, I hate having to write bad reviews. Fans of The Goddess Test, especially older fans, may want to seriously think before reading this novel. I felt that the first book did well enough as a standalone novel and this book seemed a little unnecessary. With the amount of good teen fiction out there I would recommend skipping this one, or at least waiting for the library to receive a copy.