by Aimee Carter
Release date: March 27, 2012
Rating: I liked it/It was alright
Kate Winters has won immortality.
But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, 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
I have to say, I did not enjoy this book as much as its predecessor.
Kate....Oh, Kate. One thing I loved about you was your heart and your selfless and admirable qualities. How I found you lacking those. Instead, you whined and complained and gave the ultimatum more times than I could count. I understand you love Henry and want to be with him, but the guy was in love with his old wife for one thousand years....that's not something you get over easily. Sorry hon, but I think its gonna take a little more than a few months for him to get over it. Quit giving him the ultimatum, quit putting your own selfish desires before everyone else's and give him a chance. One redeeming quality? At least you recognized it when you were acting selfishly. However, thats kind of a moot point when you don't do anything about it. The only point when you actually did do something? When you already ruined everything. Good job. Don't worry, I still think your awesome. I'm still rooting for you. And at the end, I was incredibly happy for you (you know, until the very end. read it to find out).
Henry...you poor thing you. I feel for you, I really do. But eventually you are going to have to get over it. Wanna know an awesome saying? Life moves on! However, at least I understand why you are standoffish. And, I'm alright with that. Let Kate help you! You can do it!
Alright, now that I've reprimanded the characters, time to move onto the plot.
Meh.....total love/hate relationship going on. This plot really could've gone somewhere! I think it was a nice turn of events. However....it felt very anti-climatic. All of a sudden your like "yeah! something's gonna happen! woot!" and then....its done. I don't really quite know how to explain it. The plot was extremely interesting its just that when it came time for something awesome to happen, it didn't. Also, for some weird reason, this kind of feels like a filler book to me. I know that the plot actually contributes to the series as a whole, but I guess since it felt anti-climatic is why I feel as if this was a filler. I feel as if this book could have been more fleshed out and not so heavily focused on Kate and her complaining. Until the end. The end is where it got really interesting. And that bring me to.....
YOU CAN'T END A BOOK LIKE THAT! o_O Mind is blown. Seriously, WHAT?!? I'll give you credit Aimee Carter, you now have someone who will get the next book by whatever means necessary.
Overall, I enjoyed the plot but I think it could have been more fleshed out. I think that if the book focused more on the plot instead of Kate's complaining, this could've been much more interesting. However, I will still continue. I'm invested enough to want to know what happens (and that cliffhanger really helps). I believe those who absolutely fell in love with the first book won't be disappointed by this next book. For those who are skeptics? I think you should still give it a chance. Although this may feel like a filler, I can tell the next book will be very interesting.
All the best ♥Part of my 2012 Mythology Challenge