Goddess (Starcrossed #3)

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Goddess (Starcrossed #3)
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13+
Release Date
May 28, 2013
ISBN
0062012037
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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.

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Entertaining End to the Series.
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3.3
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
What I liked: This is well written, with detailed world building and enjoyable characters who are witty, brave and unselfish. (Hector is my favorite) We're introduced to new faces, thrown a few twists and there is a betrayal I did not see coming. *sniffs* Every secret/lie/oath is revealed by book's end and there is kissing - always a plus!

What left me wanting: The pacing seemed a little slow in the beginning and a family tree/diagram to keep track of all of the characters the previous "Helen" interacted with would've helped with my confusion, I think.

There was a lot of romantic tension built up between Helen and Lucas in the first two books, so I expected there to be fireworks* of epic proportions in this one (they are Scions after all), and to a certain extent there were, just not in the way I expected. (*by "fireworks", I mean kissing, not graphic or explicit scenes.)

Final verdict: Entertaining end to the series.
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Goddess
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Goddess was the goddess of book finales. It had everything a reader expects one of his/her favorite series to end. There was loads of action, it was fast-paced and things were resolved well. Basically, a nice happy ending.

When I started the book, I was a little lost since it had been quite a while since I read the earlier book (I have a bad memory) and couldn't remember much of the secondary characters. Dreamless was a pretty awesome book but the pacing was a bit slow. All that was made up for in Goddess, where things started happening so much, that I was aching to jump to the end of the paragraph to see what happened next. I loved the new pairings in the book. Heaven knows Hector (my favorite character in the book, by the way) needed a love interest. And the way the Lucas-Helen-Orion love triangle was resolved? Good one! I was laughing when Lucas hit the side of Orion’s head (you know which incident I am talking about).

The most interesting aspect of the book, however, for me, was the flashbacks of Troy and Camelot that Helen had. It was so pivotal to the story and the co-relations to the characters made for an interesting bit. Each of the stories added to the main so seamlessly – Cassandra, Achilles, Lancelot, and Hector (although I would have loved more mention of Andromache). We finally find out what that damn prophecy has been all about – the Tyrant, the Lover, the Shield, the Warrior – I was fruitlessly guessing at who could be who. Hades, you were awesome. I loved how he helped Helen because he thought it was right. Of all the Olympians, he was the only one who didn't join the war and I really liked him for it.

In short, this book is a must-read. I would also advise to read the earlier two books once again to enjoy this one much more.
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