Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

(Starcrossed #3)
by Josephine Angelini

Publication Date: May 28th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062012036

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After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched. (Goodreads)
Goddess is the third and final installment in the amazing Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini. I’ve read Starcrossed and Dreamless in the past years, and have completely loved the series. So, of course, when a chance to review Goddess arrived, I jumped!

Goddess picks up right where Dreamless leaves off. Helen and crew have finally escaped the evilness that is Ares. But the danger doesn’t end there.  The gods are angry, and are turning people against each other. A tyrant is lurking among the group who has the ability to completely destroy everything. It’s up to Helen and her fabulous friends to save the world from a war that is imminent.

The characters in this series are so wonderfully written and thought out. Each of them holds a special place in my heart, Helen being one of the main ones. I loved watching her grow as a person; discovering more about herself and her abilities. She is a very strong and determined heroine, and will do whatever it takes to keep those that she loves safe.  Lucas is another character that I have loved since the beginning of the series. He cares for Helen so much. The rest of the secondary characters in the novel are wonderful as well; I could totally go on and on about each of them. There are a few that you will love to hate, but again, they are all so well written. I’m definitely going to miss all my favorite characters.

The storyline and world-building for this book was, as always, absolutely fascinating. I just can’t read enough about the Greek gods and goddesses. The storyline for the book is action packed and completely engrossing.  I was flying through the pages trying to see exactly what was going to happen next. A lot of the loose ends that we were left with in the previous books were tied up in Goddess.  Some things came to a shocking ending at that. But overall, everything was wrapped up nicely.

I must say, I really hate to see this series come to an end. It has been one of my most favorite series to read since I started blogging, and I have really enjoyed the adventure that Ms. Angelini has taken me on. If you haven’t read the Goddess series, I definitely recommend that you check it out as soon as possible. It is definitely worth the read!

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  1. Okay, sounds like I really do need to read this series! Not sure why I haven't picked it up yet (possibly the towering TBR I currently have...) but I do love mythology and Helen and her friends sound awesome!

  2. So glad the last book was as good as the rest! So excited to read it - I am sad the trilogy is ending too, but there are always more books to read :P. Thanks for the fab review! :)

  3. I like it when everything us wrapped up nicely:))) Can't wait to read it!

  4. Great review! I cannot wait to read this one! Read Dreamless as an ARC last year and was trying to get a Goddess ARC at RT last week, but I didn't get one! Got lots of others that I wanted though, so it made up for it! At least this one relases later this month!

    Wonderful review! Looking forward to seeing how things all come to an end!

  5. Wonderful review. I am looking forward to reading this one, but I am really sad to see this series ending.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. This reminded me that I needed to find a way to read this one. I find that I really do care about what happens at the end of this series. And I'm happy that it made you so happy.

  7. I just got this in the mail today! I have a few more ARCs to get through before I can start it. I think I might re-read Starcrossed and Dreamless just to draw it out. :) It's definitely bittersweet when a favorite series comes to a close. :)

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