Goddess

Goddess

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by Josephine Angelini
     
 

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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

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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 terrifying decision, for an all-out war is coming to her shores.

Editorial Reviews

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)
Newsday
“Delicious...A clever reworking of Greek mythology.”
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!”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062012036
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
423
Sales rank:
348,128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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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