Goddess

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After accidentally releasing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to imprison them once again, or risk unleashing immeasurable chaos. But with her once-solid group of friends now divided, Helen is left on her own to set things right.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous Tyrant is lurking among them . . . and all fingers point to Orion. Unsure whether she loves him or Lucas, Helen is faced with a ...

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Overview

After accidentally releasing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to imprison them once again, or risk unleashing immeasurable chaos. But with her once-solid group of friends now divided, Helen is left on her own to set things right.

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

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Editorial Reviews

Lauren Kate
praise for STARCROSSED: “A gorgeous, haunting saga that completely swept me away.”
Sophie Jordan
praise for STARCROSSED: “One of the most cinematic books I’ve ever read. Dramatic and intense! I can’t tell you how many times I gasped while reading this book. Starcrossed plays out like a movie in your head.”
Chicklish (blog)
praise for STARCROSSED: “A supreme mix of mythology, brutal action and heart rending romance. The perfect summer read.”
Booklist
praise for DREAMLESS: This fantastical dual-world page-turner introduces more abhorrent mythological creatures while reuniting readers with Helen’s supportive high-school friends, as well as the crazy Delos family, who anchor her between the real and mythological worlds.
KidsBookShelf.com
praise for DREAMLESS: “A thrilling tale about love, friendship, family, and determination you won’t be able to resist!”
Newsday
“Delicious...A clever reworking of Greek mythology.”
VOYA - Marilyn Brien
Helen the Goddess takes center stage from contemporary Helen Hamilton of Nantucket in this third novel in the Starcrossed trilogy. Helen is recovering from almost-fatal injuries in the Underworld and conversing with Hades in the opening of the book. Her mother, Daphne, carries Helen back to her Nantucket home to recover. The book focuses primarily on Helen's development as she discovers and refines new powers and responsibilities, including creating another world, Everyland. She vacillates between her forbidden love for Lucas and a more acceptable love interest in Orion, knowing the consequences of her choice are monumental in a world filled with threats from supernatural forces. The tension between duty and love is spun amid a seemingly unavoidable confrontation with the gods. Characters in Helen Hamilton's circle of family and friends in Nantucket are iterations of characters from Greek mythology, bringing with them all of the loves, grievances, and roles from ancient history and bound by ancient rules of order and engagement imposed by the gods. The search for the Tyrant and suspicions within the Scions are overwhelming for all of the characters. Even Zeus becomes involved in the mayhem, which also includes the Myrmidons, the Fates, and sea monsters. It is best to read the trilogy in sequence. This book will appeal to teens who are into fantasy, and it may trigger a desire to explore the characters in Greek mythology. Reviewer: Marilyn Brien
Kirkus Reviews
Power, love and vengeance come together in this consistently over-the-top conclusion to the Starcrossed trilogy. Nantucket teen Helen Hamilton is a direct descendent of Helen of Troy, and she's as entangled as her ancestor was in wars between gods and men. Helen is a Scion, one of an ancient family descended from the Greek gods and cursed to re-enact the old hatreds throughout the ages. Her erstwhile lover Lucas is himself the reincarnation of the first Helen's lover, Paris. Along with the other Scions--most of whom are confusingly similar to multiple other characters and have seemingly random Classical names, such as Orion, who looks exactly like his uncle Adonis and is Aeneas reborn--Helen must keep the Greek gods from destroying the Earth. With monster-filled battles and the Earth at stake, the plot has no need for the ludicrous forces creating unresolvable sexual tension between Helen and Lucas. Their love has been destined for eons, leaving them without the free will to feel as strongly about others. Helen and Lucas are first cousins, and Scion close relatives always have insane children. They can't choose to be childless because of another ancient curse which will damn the human race if Helen doesn't have a baby. Cinematic battle scenes are punctuated with a presumably unintentionally hilarious fireworks-backed kiss and culminate in an overly expository epilogue. Oh, the humanity. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062012043
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 93,570
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Josephine Angelini

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    This is my favorite book EVER. I couldn't put any book from this

    This is my favorite book EVER. I couldn't put any book from this series down. This is a must read trilogy that will capture your heart!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! This book captured me from the minute I

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! This book captured me from the minute I opened its cover. I did not put it down and spent my whole day reading it. Every part about it was written to perfection and all lose ends were tied up. I think everyone will be happy with the outcome of this book. Although there are some tragedies throughout the book they are all worth it. Helen's character really shined and her bravery and cunning were very pronounced. If anyone is wondering whether or not this book will leave you satisfied, it will. Take my word for it. It is one of a kind and definitely a worthy conclusion for a trilogy as amazing at this. I am so sad to see this saga come to an end but I am glad that it rewarded me with a great ride. This book deserves five stars and is a must-read for anyone who fell in love with this series like I did.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    Highly Recommended!

    If your in to books like twilight and mortal instruments you must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is my favorite book of all time!!!!!!! could not put this book down!!!! defintly worth the money, u really need to read this book!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2013

    Review 6****** This is the third and final book in the Starcros

    Review 6******

    This is the third and final book in the Starcrossed trilogy. I loved it!

    Helen Hamilton is a fantastic character! I loved her when I first met her. She is extremely beautiful, thanks to "that face" (Helen of Troy). She is about to face the hardest test (to stay away from Lucas) and a battle with the Titans. Will she be able to control her new powers before she and her friends get hurt or killed?

    I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book! I pre-ordered it as soon as it became available, because I knew it would be epic! I fell in love with all the characters in the first two books, and I wondered what trials and tribulations would affect them in this one. I was completely hooked from the first page, as it continues just after the ending of the second book. The love triangle between Helen, Lucas and Orion is intense. However, I kept routing for Lucas, even though he's Helen's cousin (or is he?...). Both of these boys are extremely hot! There is also a new character who has Hector in a tizz! I liked her (Andy) very much. I found her to be a nice inclusion to an already fantastic group of people.
    This book is an action packed roller coaster ride! It had me in tears one moment, and biting my finger nails the next! The Titans are a vindictive and nasty bunch of Gods! But it's the betrayal by one of the group that shocked me the most! His death filled me with sadness, as he was one of the most likable characters, but when it's war, death is inevitable. The ending was suitable (trying not to give too much away here!  ), and left me glad to know these fabulous people! I feel sad now that the trilogy is finished, but I can always visit them again when I feel the need!

    Josephine Angelini has written a fabulous trilogy filled with Greek Gods and Goddesses, not to mention the Kracken! I have already added her to my favourite authors list, and look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

    I HIGHLY recommend this book (and series) as a "MUST READ" if you love YA Romance novels filled with strong characters and/or Greek Gods and Goddesses! - Lynn Worton

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Umm this is quite possibly one of the greatest books I've ever r

    Umm this is quite possibly one of the greatest books I've ever read. The first book in the trilogy was a fun read but nothing outstanding, the second book really shocked me with how awesome the plot got and just how good the author is at battle scenes and everything and then oh my god, this final book was so  amazing from cover to cover that I couldn't put it down, I read the whole thing in one sitting! I really wish there was more, but am so glad I found this series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Amzing must read

    I started read the trilogy and found myself inlove with them i would recommand this book its great MUST READ!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 26, 2014

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    Best book to end the year!!!!

    Goddess was my last book of the year!!!!! And OMG I loved this book!!!! When I say I loved this book I mean LOVED this book!!! I just couldn't put it down!!!! It was exciting, it was action-packed, and some of the twists and turns in this book!!!! OMG WOW!!!!!! I just cannot express enough how much I am in love this book and this kind of series/plot that I have have wanted and been waiting for, for years!!!! It's Greek mythology mixed in with action, mixed in with romance, mixed in with mystery, it is just everything I wanted and more and it ended just... Perfectly ¿¿ Best book to end the year!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Couldn't put it down until i finished the series

    Couldn't put it down until i finished the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Plz read

    Just so ya know when "mortals" have kids with gods theyre called demi gods. They made the word up for zeus because he had a lot of affairs with hera

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

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    Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15  A lot of the books I have been read

    Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15 
    A lot of the books I have been reading lately are about mythology and it makes me want to read even more. It is always interesting to see an authors view on what they imagine the Greek Underworld looking like, and this book really has a unique view of it. This book is the third book in the Starcrossed series and the first one I have read and I felt it wasn’t a good stand alone book. This book lacked action and it felt like all they did was talk about their feelings, their special abilities, how they feel about them and go from one set of people to another.
    “Don’t mourn, Paris. Your baby lives,” Aphrodite said. “She will grow to look just like our beautiful Helen, and her daughter will grow to look just like her mother– and so on and son on for as long as the line lasts…”
    Helen is Hades niece, a Descender and one of the few Scions able to freely visit the Underworld as a living person. After having several weird dreams she can’t explain, all of her friends have endless questions about themselves, each other and the future. Throughout the book she seems to gain every power imaginable and more keep adding to her skills with every chapter.

    It’s not until the last few chapters that any real action happens, but by then the mood of the book is already soured. I wouldn’t recommend this book. Maybe it would be better having read the others first.
    *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*         
    *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

    Brilliant. That's all I have to say. Continue...

    Brilliant. That's all I have to say. Continue...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Loved It

    I loved this book!! It was a great ending to the series.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Highly Recommended!

    What a way to end the series!!! I loved every bit of it. It kept me intrigued so much that I didn't want to put my book down. Thanks, Josephine. I'm next for you next book. =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Goddess

    Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    If you love romance & greek mythology you will love Goddess. Although it is based on Greek mythology, you do not need to know much. Angelini describes & helps you understand in her writing. Goddess is the shortest book in the trilogy but a great ending to the story. I loved all three books & was very happy but sad for the ending. Of course, I would have loved to have the trilogy continue but I cannot wait for Angelini's other stories! This book is highly recommended & I hope that you decide to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Loved this book and the series

    I really enjoyed this whole series and this book is no exception. The only complaint I have is that it was the wrapped everything up so quickly. It doesn't cover what happens to everyone after all is said and done. Hoping the series extends a few more books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Very enjoyable

    I highly recommend this series to any one who likes greek myth

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

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    This series has been a strange one for me ¿ very much a love/hat

    This series has been a strange one for me – very much a love/hate relationship throughout. There are certain aspects of it that I absolutely love: the whole mythologically-based world and how it works, the heartbreaking torment of Lucas & Helen, several of the characters (Hector and Orion, I’m looking at you.) and Josie’s plot development is pretty great overall. But then there are things that bug the everliving snot out of me – the rampant telling vs. showing, the multiple third person perspectives that constantly seem to switch never letting me connect with any one character long enough, the relationship development that needed more emotional foundation and the weirdly inconsistent quality of writing. Normally these are things that would make a book a definite no-go… but the story got under my skin.  Despite everything, it had my imagination hooked, and I just had to know how Helen & Lucas’ story ended.




     




    And it ended with quite the bang! It meandered a bit the the beginning and suffered from and unnecessary plot devices, but on the whole I found Goddess to be exciting and action-packed as Helen deals with a new, emerging side of herself and as the Houses begin to deal with the divine mess Helen unknowingly unleashed upon the world. It was suitably and deliciously angst-ridden as Helen and Lucas continue to pine for what they cannot have. There was a fascinating back story for Helen as she begins remembering things long past. The politics in this book also proved to be very interesting (and heartbreaking) as battle lines begin to be drawn in preparation for the confrontation with Olympus. Also, I liked how Helen has evolved since Starcrossed, becoming more and more a force to be reckoned with. And the villains of the piece are pretty intimidating, the risks greater, the consequences graver.




     




    Overall. It definitely had its flaws, but even so, Goddess proved to be a fitting end to this series, being at once both satisfying and bittersweet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Absolute heaven

    It can be difficult writing a trilogy. There are stories to tell, hopefully with a minimum of filler, that should thrill, engage and leave you ever hopeful for the next chapter. In the end you should feel some resolve and a sense that the characters will live on in some way or another.

    All this was beautifully fulfilled with a book that kept me on the edge of my seat and and didn't fill with too much previous background information. I absolutely loved it and look forward to reading the entire trilogy again. Bravo!

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