The Forever of Ella and Micha wasn’t the only book I got wirelessly delivered on Tuesday that got bumped to the head of my list. I also got Goddess by: Josephine Angelini. If you haven’t read the Starcrossed trilogy, I recommend it.
Here is the description of Goddess from Goodreads:
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.
Calling this the epic conclusion to this trilogy would not be an exaggeration. The sheer amount of planning that had to have gone into this novel is staggering. Everything tied together in unexpected yet perfect ways.
I can’t go into too much detail because it would be spoilery, but just know that everything is revealed. However, I have to say, Daphne’s motivation bothered me. I can’t say that it surprised me, but it seemed like there should have been something more there.
Don’t expect a lot of cutesy romance in this book. The Scions are preparing for war and that is what it is mainly about. Helen is figuring things out, but she never has the chance to fully explain her motivations to the others, and I feel like that is something that should have happened. She recovers knowledge that I can only assume has been lost for a long time, and I think revealing what she knew would have altered some peoples’ choices. But alas, she did not have the chance.
This book does not end all sunshine and daisies either. There is some heartbreak and loss, but everything turns out probably the best that it can.
I couldn’t put this book down. Though now I’m sad that it’s over because I don’t want to say goodbye to Helen and Lucas and Hector and everybody.
Goddess can be found on Amazon here.