16 January 2015

Book Review: Goddess (Starcrossed, #3) by Josephine Angelini

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Format: Paperback
Publishers: Pan Macmillan
Published: 23rd May 2013
Pages: 448
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance, 
Main Characters: Helen, Lucas, Orion, 
Date Read: 4th January - 15th January 2015
Rating Given:
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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.

I received this awhile ago for review in exchange for an honest review and now I have finally gotten around to reading it.

I do love the covers for all this series in the UK but I must admit that this one is my favourite which I think has to do with the colour. There is a hint of what the story involves but I wish it was a bit more.

I've never been in love with this series until this book and even though I can't really remember what happened in the previous books I still feel like this last book outshone the others by a mile. I did get a little lost in the beginning but that had more to do with not remembering what had happened in the previous book even if there was a few reminders I was still a little lost. There was so much happening in this climax to the series that had me on the edge of my seat especially the last few chapters. I'm not going to tell you what I thought about the romance side of the story as I don't want to give anything away but what I will say is everything happened how I wanted it to happen. The ending I felt let this book down a little bit as there was still a few unanswered questions which made me wish there was another book in the future or even a novella just so things get cleared up.

I feel like my opinion for most of the characters changed throughout this book and some not in a good way. I felt that Helen really grew up in this book as there was a lot of new things happened to her making physically stronger as well as mentally. I did feel sorry for her at times with how people treated her especially ones that are supposed to know her the best. I have always loved Lucas and that didn't change in this book and like Helen I felt sorry for him but not for the same reasons. Like Lucas, Orion has always been a favourite character of mine and again that didn't change. We go to know more about Orion which was nice to see how he became the boy he is today. Claire and Ariadne disappointed me in this book in the way they where towards Helen especially Claire as she should have known better. Hector I loved just as much as Lucas and Orion.

Overall a fitting end to this series but there was just a few too many unanswered questions for me to give it 5/5 like I would've liked.