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August 27, 2013

Review: Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini

Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)

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.
OH MAI GAWD! Can I just say PERFECT ending for a fantastic trilogy! Like the rest of Angelini's books, Goddess, was practically flawless. The finale for this epic was definitely one of my favorites for any series; there was a lot of action, it was unexpected, and every question was was answered to near perfection. There was nothing extra in the book that didn't make sense, which is usually uncommon. The ending completed the novel in a full circle without random thoughts that wouldn't make the reader happy, I have to say this ending will make anyone who reads it happy.

The story continues right where it left off, literally right where it left off. So if you have read Dreamless recently it may help while reading this, just for continuation purposes. So basically we are left off with a rising war, and there is so many complications in the whole love triangle thing between Orion, Helen, and Lucas. War, love, and angry gods is definitely not the recipe for Rainbow and Sunshine that everyone wants.

To avoid spoilers for those who haven't read Dreamless, I won't be revealing any more details of the book (so you are just gonna have to read to get the awesome!). I love it when Greek mythology is reinvented, and well Angelini does a fantastic job recreating the Trojan War in Helen's world. Each detail fit and there never seemed to be excess.

Throughout the end of the epic, readers have seen Helen change; in Goddess, Helen is not the Helen most have known throughout the trilogy. She has become...uhmmm...ahh I know! One tough cookie! Helen is now a totally a goddess? She has this new power, she is strong, confident, and is finally finding her way. Same with the other characters, they are now filling in their roles from the original siege on Troy and they are bigger and better than ever. Lucas is swoon worthy, more than usual. Orion has the best lines, and everyone else just make life interesting.

Overall, I adored Goddess. It ended the trilogy in the best way possible, I wasn't questioning anything, and it was entertaining and mentally fulfilling to read. The Starcrossed trilogy is definitely one of my favorites, and with this last book, I can definitely assure, you will not be disappointed, and will be surprised!

Rate: 5/5

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