Book Review | Goddess by Josephine Angelini

Title: Goddess

Author: Josephine Angelini

Series: Starcrossed, #3

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Publication/Year: HarperTeen • 2013

Page Numbers: 421 (Hardcover via eBook)

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"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.
My Rating★★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"I refuse to believe three crones run my life." - Helen

"But don't I deserve to be someone's first choice for a change?" All his life, in every life he'd live, Orion had been the runner-up to someone else. - Orion

My Thoughts:
The final book was even more action packed! Loved the ending between Helen and Lucas, how Helen trapped Zeus in her world, Everyland and became a goddess (in a sense). I love Hector's boldness to fight Matt and his heroic death. I love even more that Lucas found a way to kill Matt. Daphne's death was sad, but I hate that she let Helen and Lucas believe they were cousins just to set her daughter up with Orion to get her love back, Ajax.

- Spoiler Alert -
Morpheus sounds like a hunk, especially since he is the god of dreams. Hades is beyond sweet ... I'm so use to him being portrayed as a jerk, but he really was compassionate in this novel. The gods are out from Olympus and now they are causing havoc rapping and killing women. Such brutes they are.

Love that Helen, Lucas and Orion stood up against their families and became one House instead of a divided house. True strength in blood brothers.

The war began, but Helen won and overcame. Feel bad that Hector died, but he came back to life because of Lucas' agreement with Hades.  Lucas traded himself for Hades because he lost his cousin and his girl, but finding out they were not really cousins Helen went to his rescue. Thankfully she was able to save him for a few years possibly.

Daphne died which I didn't feel too bad about since she lied to both Lucas and Helen just to set Helen up with Orion to get Ajax back. She is so damn mean. Matt died, but in "honor" I guess. I love that Orion finally became the first choice for someone and that Hector feel in love.

Best part -- when she trapped Zeus in her world, Everyland. Helen definitely has the power of goddess.

Overall Conclusion:
Great ending to a trilogy! Couldn't ask for anything more. Definitely have to check out more books from Josephine Angelini.

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