Monday 27 May 2013

My review of Goddess

Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
Release Date: June 6, 2013
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GoddessAfter 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.

Goddess is the heart-stopping and highly anticipated conclusion to the Starcrossed trilogy. The journey has been absolutely breath-taking and I've cherished every page of the story since the very beginning.

In Starcrossed, Helen was a weak and ordinary girl with a simple life with her dad. Until the Delos family appear on the island and her life is flipped upside down. She discovers that she is a scion; a descendant of notable Greek families. She learns that she has powers beyond she could ever have imagined. In Dreamless, Helen learns even more about her powers and also meets Orion, a rogue scion, who offers her the type of friendship that Lucas cannot. Now finally, in Goddess, the Gods are angry and the Oracle foresees a war coming that only Helen has the power to stop. 

I cannot believe that there will be no more of these books. Starcrossed was actually the book that got me into YA books and blogging. It's plot interested me like no other and the romance was irresistible. Now that I have finished the final book in the trilogy I feel like I have l lost close friends and an exciting world. The action and the romance are mixed brilliantly with the main Greek plot, and I can't praise Angelini enough for her cunning and witty dialogue that occasionally makes an appearance to lighten the tension in scenes. 

Helen has come a long way since we first met her in Starcrossed and she's definitely made it onto my list of kick-ass heroines! One of the decisions that Helen has to make in this conclusion is: Orion or Lucas? She formed a close bond with Orion in the previous book, and she knows that she loves Lucas but how can they possibly be together when they are related? Not only that, but Helen has to put up with the dreams that are more like visions of the past that haunt her every time she falls asleep. 

I was genuinely torn between Orion and Lucas! They are two amazing guys with different things to offer Helen. Lucas is the one who we all know that Helen loves and cares for, but on the other hand, Orion is good for her. He's her best friend and is willing to stand by her side no matter what and listen to any problems she may have. Luckily, Angelini has planned the perfect conclusion where everything is settled, yet leaving us with the question of what might happen to the characters' futures. 
Hector plays a big part in this last past of the story and I was really glad to see him take the lead in certain scenes! We see him in action quite a lot, and we even see the start of a relationship with one of our new characters! Yes, there are several new characters that you will either love or hate. For instance, Hades. We meet Hades. How. Cool. Is. That?! He genuinely cracked me up and I think he will leave you with a smile on your faces as well. ;)  

The Starcrossed trilogy is a set of books that I cannot recommend enough! For all of you YA lovers out there who want a plot that is clever and intriguing, romance that can make you smile and break your heart, characters that are entertaining and witty, and also . I am waiting anxiously to hear about more books from Josephine Angelini because I'm sure that she has many bright ideas for more amazing and exciting books. 

A review copy was provided by Panmacmillan

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  1. I haven't read Dreamless yet, but I enjoyed Starcrossed. I waited to read the second book until this one was out because of the cliffhangers. Now I am looking forward to this one. I have heard such good things. I hope that I end up loving this series as much as you, and so many others do!

  2. I had no idea that it was Starcrossed that got you into YA books and blogging! It is horrible saying goodbye to a favourite series, but I'm glad you were happy with the conclusion here. Lovely review, Sam. :)

  3. Funny! Starcrossed was one of the first ARCs I ever got right after I started my blog. It's still a favorite. Love all that mythology and it was definitely hard to say goodbye to this series. Btw, love your picks for Lucas and Orion...HAWT! :)

  4. I'm reading this right now - it's so good!
    Awww, Starcrossed got you into blogging?I read it when I was like, 11 or 12 I think. Obsidian made me start my blog.
    I'm only like halfway through but I'm just like:
    So... yeah. This book is doing weird things to my mind.
    In a good way.
    Basma @ My Bookish Thoughts

    1. Same here!!! I read Starcrossed when I was 11 ahahha ^_^

      I'm so glad that you're loving it! :D I love the characters. Hector is awesome, isn't he? ;)

  5. Goddess was definitely my favorite in the Starcrossed series. I absolutely loved seeing more of Hector in this one. And by the way I love the cover you have up on your review!