By Josephine Angelini
Published on May 23, 2013
Published by Harper Teen
Source: Anna from Literary Exploration
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.
I finally got to read this book!  I have been waiting forever for Goddess and I am so happy it is finally here!  The Starcrossed series is one of my favorite reads- I love the soapy drama, the action, and most of all the Greek Mythology.  This book did not disappoint.

I think what I love most about this book is how time weaves together to make a complete story- we are shown the complete story of Helen of Troy and some of the lifetimes she has lived through. I found all of the memories fascinating.  I loved seeing how each character in present day was a recreation of the original characters of the Greek tragedy.

The action in this book is pretty much non-stop. The fighting, the super powers, it is all relentless.  I often hear people talk about action movies with the phrase "pulse-pounding action". Pulse pounding action fits this story completely.  The author is at her best when she writes fighting scenes. They are written so well I have no trouble imagining each fight and picturing each character in detail. 

Did this story go the way I expected it to? No.  Are some parts of the storyline convenient? Yes.  Do I care? Heck no.  I am completely sold on these characters, the story, and what the author had in mind. I was broken by the characters (spoiler alert) that died in this book and I found myself absolutely invested in all of their lives. 

Goddess will be a satisfying ending for all of the fans of the Starcrossed series.  I am so sad to see this series end, but I absolutely can't wait to see what this author has next!

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