Goddess

Goddess

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by Josephine Angelini
     
 

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International bestselling author Josephine Angelini concludes her action-packed Starcrossed trilogy with Goddess—a romantically-charged page-turner that Newsday raved was a "clever reworking of Greek mythology."

After Helen Hamilton accidentally unleashes the violent gods from their captivity on Olympus, she and her friends must imprison them

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International bestselling author Josephine Angelini concludes her action-packed Starcrossed trilogy with Goddess—a romantically-charged page-turner that Newsday raved was a "clever reworking of Greek mythology."

After Helen Hamilton accidentally unleashes the violent gods from their captivity on Olympus, she and her friends must imprison them before their thirst for war—and blood—take over the world. But the gods' fury already has a body count, and time is running out. With Lucas Delos's life hanging in the balance, and their once-solid group of friends now divided, Helen must face this battle alone, while also deciding who has her heart—Lucas, or the possible Tyrant, Orion.

With a masterfully-woven plot and epically-high stakes, the compelling twists and turns in Goddess will leave readers completely spellbound.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062012043
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
114,465
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

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.”

Meet the Author

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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Goddess 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
jadaseven More than 1 year ago
If your in to books like twilight and mortal instruments you must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Readergirl_Revus More than 1 year ago
Woah!  Talk about going out with a bang.  This book was one big awesome-fest from the very first page.  Absolutely amazing, compelling, and action-packed.  I loved this book, this series, and the author!  This is one of the best series ever, and has gone on my list as one of my favorites of all time.  Epic! Everything you thought you knew up to now may not be correct, and there are some twists and turns in this story that took me completely by surprise.  Even people you thought you understood undergo some major changes in this book that were shocking, to say the least. Helen's character stays true to the other books, but with a bonus.  She has come completely into her power, and it is awesome to behold.  Otherwise, she's the same loveable Helen, even if some of her friends might feel as if the power has changed her.  She is brave and self-sacrificing, and you can't help but continue to love her like crazy. Then there are the guys.  I love Lucas!  I love Orion!  I truly wished she could just have both men and be done with it, but alas, one had to win.  Both of these guys are incredible, both would do anything, and do, for her, and both are honorable and brave.  What's not to love here?  But one does come out on top, and it was fitting.  What had to happen to make it possible was so suspenseful and nail-biting that I found myself hopping up and down in my seat until it was over.  The excitement level was just getting to me like crazy. Loyalties are tested, people change sides, betrayals occur, sacrifices are made.... the story was just epic.  I think the last half of the book was one big fight scene that kept you on the edge of your seat.  The author did an absolutely amazing job weaving all the strings together into a brilliant tapestry of a story that flowed and fit so beautifully.  Her writing is fast-paced, emotional, and excitement. This series is now over, but as I said, I will keep it on my re-read pile.  I am already looking forward to Josephine Angelini's new project, whatever it may be.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A Must Read Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Nantucket Helen is being plagued with visions of destruction especially with the gods’ thirst for war that already has a body count. She has to find a way to imprison them again or there will be the risk of unleashing immeasurable chaos. Helen’s powers are increasing and it is causing the distance between her and her mortal friends to increase too. They are uncertain whether to fear her or revere her and now the once-solid group is divided. Making matters worse the Oracle reveals that a dangerous Tyrant is lucking among them. All fingers are now pointing to Orion. Helen is unsure whether she loves Lucas or Orion and she must make a terrifying decision because an all-out war is coming to her shores. This is a wonderful conclusion to this trilogy. Readers will hate to see it end but it is a very satisfying ending to a trilogy of books that prove to be very original. The characters are interesting as they grow and deal with all the obstacles that are thrown at them. Helen starts the trilogy out as unsure of herself and by the end she finds out just what she is capable of. She also learns just who she can truly trust and depend on. This is a trilogy that has proven to be one to put on the keeper shelf because this is one that readers will want to read again and again. This trilogy also shows this is an author to definitely watch. The trilogy takes the myths of Greek mythology turns them around and makes it very unique. While the books have a number of pages the trilogy proves to be a fast read as readers will find it very hard to put down and won’t want to leave this world until the very last page of the last book. The ending does not disappoint in the least.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started read the trilogy and found myself inlove with them i would recommand this book its great MUST READ!!!!!!
HorseAnimeFreak More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down until i finished the series
AaminahNisa1 More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. That's all I have to say. Continue...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! It was a great ending to the series.
smeadows More than 1 year ago
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. =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this series to any one who likes greek myth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
MariaBav More than 1 year ago
Helen is back in her final battle against the Gods. The ending to the trilogy doesn’t disappoint with romance, family, friendship, war, mystery and betrayal. Full of detailed scenes, Josephine Angelini has brought a great trilogy into the world of books. We follow Helen in her journey and with input from other characters the reader is able to gain detailed description of peoples actions and thoughts, bringing us into the story full of lies and truths. It kept me on edge at times with the need to read more, I fully enjoyed this book and the trilogy overall is one worth reading because Angelini has successfully communicated Greek mythology clearly to bring this world of to life. Read it, read it, READ IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read read read READ !!!!!!!!"!!!
heartjess More than 1 year ago
Amazing Ending to this Series! Why You Should Buy It This tumultuous ending to an amazing series will surprise, shock, and amaze readers — it is everything you want in a book and more. My Thoughts Wow. I just want to hug this book and the characters in it.  Angelini drops us right back in the middle of the action — the Scions trying to heal from their fight with Ares.  The book takes off and never slows down.  I could not put it down at any point — every page was full of mystery and suspense. I really have to hand it to this author — I wasn’t able to predict the events that were going to occur.  She completely avoided as many cliches as possible (except the fatal love-at-first sight encounters that all the characters somehow faced) and left my head spinning with the twists and turns the story took. The Greek mythology is brought to life — not only from the modern sense, but from the days of Troy.  I think it is great that we got to see both ‘Helens’, especially since there are teens reading the story.  I loved how other points in history were also woven into the plot.  My hope is this story inspires teens to read The Iliad or The Odyssey or any of the other classics that were a starting point for this story.  I know I found myself wanting to pick them up again. The best part of the book was that the ending isn’t shiny and perfect.  Things happen, choices are made, and the end is a bit unpredictable.  I have issues with books that can’t finish a series strong — it tarnishes the entire series.  This is definitely one book that does not disappoint in that aspect. Overall Five out of Five Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! I loved the trilogy! I loved the mythology in it and all the battle scenes were intense! Sadly, its over! Author did an amazing job! Great writer! :)
DessiesFavs More than 1 year ago
Can I just take a min. To say thank you the Author!
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Awesome end to a fantastic series... She had power over the most magnificent forces on Earth, but she still didn’t feel like she had power over the most important thing of all—her own heart. GODDESS by Josephine Angelini was an awesome finale to the author's fantastic Starcrossed/Awakening series. It seems that the ebooks are the Starcrossed series and the hardcovers are the Awakening series - but they're the same series. I had previously read and reviewed STARCROSSED and DREAMLESS, the first and second books in this series. I was drawn to this trilogy because of its Greek mythology aspect. I've been fascinated by the heroes, gods and monsters in Greek mythology for as long as I can remember. This YA saga uniquely mixes mythology with conflicted romance, breath-taking action, treachery, and gripping suspense. I loved it! This is absolutely a series you must read in order. Josephine Angelini is truly a genius storyteller and this series is fantastic. Those starting the series now can read the books straight through and that's a huge plus. GODDESS picks up right where DREAMLESS left off. It continues the story of teenage Helen Hamilton who lives with her father on Nantucket Island. She is extremely beautiful having been born with the face of Helen of Troy. She is a Scion, which is a descendant of a Greek god and a mortal. This is a YA romance - there's some kissing, but no hanky panky. There's a love triangle with Helen, Orion and Lucas. Orion and Lucas are both wonderful, sexy heroes. In this installment, Helen faces her hardest test yet - to stay away from Lucas. She must also prepare for an epic battle against the Titans and she must quickly master her new powers before she and her friends are wounded or slaughtered. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there! 5 Wine Glasses!