I have just finished “Goddess” by Josephine Angelini, the third and final book in her “Starcrossed” trilogy.

Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini

The blurb reads:

“She must rise, or they will fall …Helen’s powers are increasing–and so is the distance between her and her mortal friends. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous traitor 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, or risk all-out war. The final book in this heart-stopping trilogy.”

This book follows Helen and her friends as they try to stop war breaking out between the gods and the demigods.

Helen gained new powers unexpectedly through the incident at the end of the second book in the trilogy when she, Lucas and Orion become blood brothers by accident, and as she starts to experiment with them, this starts to cause a rift between Helen and everyone else, especially her human best friends.

New enemies start to appear as horrible accidents start to happen around the world and it becomes clear that the gods are causing trouble now they have been set free. With the help of friendlier gods like Morpheus and Hades, Helen starts to better understand her role as the Descender and is revealed to be more than that.

As a prophecy is made about a Tyrant being created, fingers start to point to towards Orion, and other roles are starting to be redefined within the group of demigods. Helen has so much to deal with now: her friendship with her mortal friends, her worries about her mortal father, trying to learn how to use her powers, trying to defend herself and her friends from the gods, and then finally the love triangle between her, Orion and Lucas.

This book is very fast paced and has a great deal of tension, although maybe goes through things a bit quickly, as there is a lot going on at once. As we already know the main characters, there is no need for description of them, but their changing feelings towards Helen and her behaviour develop fairly quickly. The interesting bits are where Helen starts having flashback memories of previous incarnations of herself and how they dealt with gods, demigods and the relationship she has with Lucas, which brings an extra layer to the story.

I really like this novel because we finally get to see what happens between Helen and Lucas – no spoilers here though! You’ll have to read the books! I’m giving it 9/10 because it is a brilliant book to end the trilogy and easy to read and easy to emphasis with the characters, but there are little niggles because so much is happening at once that it gets a little bit confusing at times. Other than that, it is a really good trilogy and worth a read if you like Greek mythology and fantasy!

  1. […] My favourite book that i read this year was probably “Starcrossed: Goddess” by Josephine Angelini, which i had been waiting for about a year to read and bought as soon as it was published! I really enjoyed finding out what happened at the end of the trilogy! See my review for “Goddess (Starcrossed#3)” […]

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