Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Date Finished: March 19, 2012
A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades's wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn...
Wow, Aimee has done it again and blown me away with her amazing storytelling. I absolutely loved The Goddess Test which I read early last year after getting it for review from Netgalley and it still sticks with me as one of the best Greek Mythology retellings. I love the perspective Aimee takes and how you see a nice, loving side to Hades, something I would never have thought of before reading this series. Add that to the fact that I adore mythology, specifically Greek mythology and the myth of Hades and Persephone is my favourite myth this is the perfect series for me. When I received the second book in this series for review I really wanted to read this novella first as it takes place in between book 1 and 2 and I am so glad I did. I really loved it.
Kate can't bare to think how she will survive the six months away from her beloved Henry. They have only been married for a few days and she doesn't want to be apart from him. But she must and it isn't long until Kate finds herself caught up in trouble with the Gods again. When she runs into Castor and Pollux the gods on the run from the wrath of Zeus and Hades Kate finds herself drawn to their story and her compassion causes her to stop at nothing to help them. Even if it means facing the wrath of her new husband.
I loved this short story I thought it was brilliant. Considering it has been such a long time since I read The Goddess Test I was sucked back into this amazing world and couldn't stop reading. I read the whole thing in one sitting and I cannot wait to read Goddess Interrupted. This is without a doubt one of my favourite mythological series and it leaves me wanting more.
Kate is such a fantastic character. I love how strong and independent she it. She is completely stubborn and doesn't care if she is arguing with all powerful Gods she doesn't show her fear and back down she tells it how she is and won't give up without a fight. I love that about her.
Henry, oh, Henry. Although he wasn't in the novella so much I just love him. I fell even more in love with him and I love how he will put his pride aside to listen to Kate and respect her wishes. It just makes me love him so much and I cannot wait to see what happens when they are reunited in Goddess Interrupted.
A fantastic novella that I would definitely suggest reading and Aimee's writing just sucks you back into the story and the world effortlessly. Can't wait to start Goddess Interrupted. This is definitely shaping up to be one of my all time favourite series.