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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cassie, City of Lost Souls and the UK Tour

UK fans will be in for a special treat THIS SATURDAY when Cassie Clare will be stopping for the first stop in her UK tour. Here's the cool thing about this tour, Walker Books (Cassie's UK publisher) is hosting a one of the kind COLS blog tour! There's 5 blogs who are also hosting character interviews! I know, awesome isn't!?! Well they're in need of some TMI fandom help with interview questions. Here's how we can help. 

Check out which UK bloggers are on the tour and which characters they'll be interviewing here:

Be sure to go HERE to not only find out more about Cassie's UK signings (ticket info etc), but visit each blog's link to read their post about their tour stop and leave them a comment with a character question you have.  Be sure to visit the blog based on the character you'd like to ask a question for. If you've read COLS, you can ask spoiler free COLS questions too! Don't forget to follow Walker Books on Twitter to stay to date with their latest news. 

Twitter Tuesday - Cassandra Clare

Cassie posted what I feel is one of her  most important posts on her tumblr yesterday. This post was inspired by reader questions/reactions. I'm so very happy that she mirrored all my thoughts and feelings on the subject. Of course, she did it way more eloquently than I ever would have.

Here's her post on "Rape Myths, Rape Culture and the Damage Done." Do yourself a favor and read it in its entirety here.

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Published by: Harlequin Teen
Released on: March 27th, 2012
Source: Purchased
4 stars: I Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo 



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. -quoted from Goodreads

Twists, drama, betrayal, a little bit of romance and a touch of the unknown are what fans of Aimee Carter's Goddess Test series can except to find in her sequel, Goddess Interrupted. I couldn't wait to jump back into this series. I wasn't sure what to to except with this sequel, as I had a lot of unanswered questions after reading the first book in this series, and I definitely received a few answers I wanted and then some. What Aimee did with her storyline completely took me by surprised. I wasn't expecting some of the things that happened, to happen in this story. In order to keep my review spoiler free, I won't get into specifics, but I will say I loved that Aimee totally upped the game with Goddess Interrupted. 

In The Goddess Test Kate won her immortality and her hand in marriage to Henry, but in this sequel we get to see just how hard that immortality is going to be for Kate. Thinking that returning back to the Underworld after months being above the surface (which was part of the agreement), Kate isn't treated with the warm welcome she expected. Instead she's greeted with chaos and a husband who's standoffish, leaving Kate to wonder if she did the right thing. There were moments during this story I wanted to thump both Henry and Kate upside their heads, not that, that would have done anything. They are immortal after all, but I seriously wanted to tell both of them to wake up and realize what they're doing and how it's effecting the other person. I started to get a little frustrated, as well as impatient with them during parts of this book, but I was rewarded for my patience with a great scene between these two, towards the end. I'll just leave it at that... *evil laugh*

Aimee surprised me with how emotionally invested I got with her book. There were times I wanted to jump in and ask the characters what the heck they were doing and other times I understood the motives behind their actions. There were a few characters who played much bigger roles in the story this time around, like Persephone. I liked getting to know her and understand her a bit more, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her as the series continues. I also liked getting to know a little bit more about the mythology and the history behind the Gods and Titans, and the role their history plays on what's happening now in this book that makes up the drama and action that take place. What surprised me the most with Goddess Interrupted were the unexpected, unpredictable plot twists that Aimee threw into her story. Wow those were good. Talk about a killer ending! I did not see that one coming.... I can not wait to get my hands on The Goddess Inheritance. 

If you're a fan of The Goddess Test, I'd definitely recommend picking up Goddess Interrupted! Don't miss out on winning some awesome Goddess Test goodies! Stop by my Goddess Interrupted Blog Tour Post to enter to win!