Friday, May 31, 2013

Goddess by Josephine Angelini

Oh. My. Goddess. This book was spectacular! If you haven't already, check out my review of the first book in the series, Starcrossed, right here! Goddess is the third and final book in the Starcrossed trilogy. I recieved Goddess Thursday at about five pm. I finished it by three pm today. I flew through those pages so fast, I couldn't tell one minute from the next. I'd say "I'll read one chapter" which is not a good idea unless I plan to read the entire book, I have learned. When the book arrived, it was like everything in the world had turned in puppies and rainbows, I was so excited. The book's an amazing read that you DO NOT want to miss.

The main character is Helen Hamilton. Over the course of the books, Helen's journey is clearly displayed. This book brings that journey to a close. She has shed the skin of weak, hiding behind her best friend Helen, and has stepped into a new one that I believe fits her much better. Helen has found the strength she's been lacking in the previous books. Her powers grow exponentially, which causes some fear in her friends and loved ones. As Helen grows more powerful, she gains new enemies. She is betrayed by someone she trusted most in the book, which literally killed my feels. I wanted to shout at the author for doing this to readers. She is extremely loyal, but to a fault. Even she has her limits when she knows that someone is too far gone. Helen views love, hate, betrayal, grief, and so much more in all their glory. Her new powers startle her, and she grows into them slowly. As she learns her limits and boundaries (which she has almost none of) Helen then pushes them until they break. She proves again and again that she will do anything for those she loves. Lucas, Claire, Orion, and all the others propel her to do things she wouldn't have even considered before. The gods don't stand a chance when Helen's there. She's completely kick-butt powerful and awesome. Awesomesauce doesn't even begin to describe this amazing heroin.

Much of this book felt a bit cheesy. Helen does and says things, especially with love interest Lucas, that just doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the scene. They may be things that need to be said, but not in that exact moment. To be fair, when readers realize just how long they've been pining after each-other, readers will quickly and easily forgive them. Then of course, there's the final battle that the entire book is building towards. Helen makes a really hard decision that has it's repercussions. Let me say this, the final battle was WAY too easy. No matter how much I hate my favorite characters hurting, authors should not go easy on them. Helen has a brilliant idea that I can't fault, but dang it, I wanted more action. This will easily be one of my favorite books of 2013. I give the book five stars!

Author Bio:

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in theater and a focus on the classics. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three shelter cats.


Can you change your fate?

The gods' thirst for war already has a body count-and Helen is plagued with visions of destruction. She must find a way to imprison them once again, or risk unleashing immeasurable chaos.

Her powers are increasing-and so is the distance between Helen and her mortal friends. Uncertain whether to fear or revere her, the once-solid group divides.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous Tyrant is lurking among them ... and all fingers point to Orion. Still unsure whether she loves him or Lucas, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for an all-out war is coming to her shores.

Starcrossed and Dreamless are international bestsellers. Now Josephine Angelini delivers a thrilling conclusion to this epic trilogy of love, hate, revenge, and fate. With worlds built just as quickly as they crumble, a goddess must rise above it all in a final battle to change a destiny written in the stars.

Title: Goddess
Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release: May 28, 2013
Series: Starcrossed
Pages: 421

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this series. And Hector was my absolute favourite character, I think he's adorable (in a very fierce, aggressive sort of way). Have you read her other series? The first book is called Trial by Fire and I loved that too, I have a review on my blog if you're curious :)