Series: Goddess Test #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on March 27th, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
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.
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 Calliope’s evil master plan to release Cronus.
Talk about a bad ass villain! Calliope surely has it in for Kate and the others. If you looked up revenge in the dictionary her picture would be beside the definition. She surely didn’t want anyone to be with Henry and that makes her such an interesting and vivid character. Can I say I was rooting for her instead of Kate? I felt so annoyed with Kate’s whining that I had to start liking the villain instead. Page after page is her incessant whining about why she THINKS Henry doesn’t love her. And everyone else including her own mother telling her that this is just the way he is and you need to give him time.
I did however enjoy the journey in the underworld. The fact that people’s after lives are punishments they think they deserve was truly horrifying. Pitying even. All those Souls there for eternity. Only feeling pain and suffering. Aimee Carter definitely painted a realistic portrayal of hell and I applaud her.
As for the ending well, damn I think there always should be a cliffhanger ending. Why? Because it makes me want to grab the next book! A great fun read, but I could do without the annoying laments of unrequited love.