Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Genre: Fantasy- Greek Mythology
"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."- Goodreads
The second book in the Goddess Test series bothered me. After a while, it became very tiresome to read. The characters acted like jerks and were constantly getting on my nerves. There was so much drama that was drawn out throughout the story. I also felt that certain parts of the story needed to be fleshed out more. However, the book did contain characteristics I liked. The plot was charmingly set. It was paced well and kept my interest. I loved the Greek Mythology, and I loved the setting.
The descriptions in the story kept me hanging. I was enchanted by the descriptions of the Underworld and loved learning more about it. The story flowed pretty well. There were a couple hiccups and I did think that some factors of the plot needed to be fleshed out a little more. I sometimes felt that the writing was moving too fast- it didn't leave enough time for details. Other than that, I enjoyed the writing. It kept me hooked.
I couldn't put the book down because I kept wondering what was coming next. The story starts off with Kate traveling to the Underworld after having spent six months in Greece with James. The story line skipped straight to the action and drama and never looked back. Because Immortality and the world may not be forever. The Titans are becoming a threat and it's up to Kate along with her friends and the other immortals to stop them. The story was a tornado- unpredictable and fast-paced.
It wasn't just the lack of communication between Henry and Kate that bothered me. Although I definitely did get sick of that. It was the character's behavior! Claiming you love someone only to act the exact opposite. It made no sense. There was no excuse for Henry to treat Kate like that! For goodness sake! Henry was being unreasonable and insufferable. And Kate! She put up with it. She practically begged Henry to love her, as if without his love she wasn't worthy.
James and Kate just spent six months together, which is why I wasn't surprised that they were closer. They were best friends. James was there for Kate, even if he did like annoying her. He could be a troublemaker but it only added some needed tension to the story. He cared about Kate and wanted to make sure that she made the right decision. Ava was pretty much the same as ever. She was light and often seemed carefree. Her personality was explained more because the storyline delved into her past. Cronus was the villain that was introduced. He was a Titan and evil but near the end of the story I began to discover that he had layers. Something about his character was off and I would like to see more of him and find out just what that is. Finally, we got to meet Persephone. Persephone's side of the story was revealed and I found myself pitying her. She was hard to like at first but I eventually warmed up to her character.
The end of the story left off with a terrible cliffhanger that left me gasping. I desperately desire finding out what happens. I ended up enjoying the book because of it's plot and setting but at the same time I can't get past how frustrating the story could get. Don't get me wrong I'll definitely be reading the next book. I just hope it leaves behind some of it's flaws.
“You can say you love me all you want, but if you only ever act like the opposite's true, then I can't trust your words anymore.”
“Being with Henry doesn't mean you have to give up who you are. Henry doesn't define you.”
"Because there is no power in the world that can take away the pain until it is ready to leave." said Theo”
"I'm not leaving you for him. I'm not leaving you for anybody, and I never would have gone looking for something better. You are my something better, and I wish- I wish I was yours, too."
Rating: 3/5 Mugs of Piping Hot Chocolate