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“You know how things were going turn out.
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“Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15
“Tricked by Ares into becoming blood brothers Helen, Lucas and Orion unwittingly joined the Four Houses, thus releasing Zeus and the other gods from his promise to remain imprisoned on Olympus. Now that they have been freed, the gods are roaming throughout the Earth wrecking havoc and chaos on mortals. Read the rest on my blog (are you following me yet?): http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/goddess-josephine-angelini/”Alma Ramos-McDermott wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.
Full Review found here http://www.musingwithcrayolakym.com/3/post/2013/09/goddess.html”
“A pretty good ending. Very detailed and interesting. But I feel like it kind of ended on a negative note. All of these underlying problems that were just temporarily eliminated. Eventually Helen will have to deal with them, which I guess makes the book seem unresolved. But it is about Greek history, and that incorporated a lot of irony. And It is pretty ironic how are they faugh to defeat the threat when all they really could do was just delay it. Other than that, it was a satisfying ending. I think it ended at the correct time.”Amelia M wrote this review Sunday, August 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Best trilogy I have ever read. I was extreamly impressed with the way the author ended this trilogy. It could not have been any more perfect. I have read a lot of trilogies over the years and more often than not, no matter how much I like the first two books, I am disappointed with the ending. But not with the Statcrossed series. I became very attached to the characters and felt like they were written very believably. I loved the addition of Andy to the third book. I loved everything about this book. The writing, the plot, the characters, the romance, the ending. Loved, loved, loved! I highly recommend this trilogy to both adult and YA readers. ”Kitty wrote this review Wednesday, July 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great series! I really loved all three of the books in the trilogy. A unique twist on mythology, and its definitely a good break from all the vampire series! Awesome book! :)”A Wastchak wrote this review Wednesday, July 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed it. I saw it coming for a long time that Helen was the tyrant, but I didn't see Lucas' sacrifice or how she would capture Zeus. So some predictability, but mostly good. It can be cheesy, and of course it seems everyone has a perfect match, but I liked it. I didn't like that Matt was cast off as more or less a useless, dispensable character. And I didn't like how they were so tied to who they used to be. But everything else was great.”Elise M wrote this review Tuesday, July 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very good read; the characters and plot line were full of depth and the book itself was easy to get into. I definitely recommend the trilogy as a whole. Loved the ending! ”Claire C wrote this review Sunday, July 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved the series, good end to it. Liked that it was Greek Mythology, something different than my normal paranormal stories.”Stacy B wrote this review Thursday, June 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Let's backtrack a little. A year ago I praised Dreamless in my review, with my only piece of criticism being the appearance of Orion and the shifts in Helen's heart. I really don't like love triangles... and that's why I am ecstatic to say that Goddess obliterates the love triangle! Helen makes it clear from the start of the novel which boy she is leaning toward, and life returns to normal... well as normal as life can be when you're in the middle of a war with the gods and you belong to a family of scions.
Angelini wrapped up the trilogy perfectly and never wasted a word. Goddess twists your emotions and stabs your heart. Characters die, fall in love, and betray those they love most. The whole book is full of constant emotion and constant action. Never did I find myself bored and I was glad to see that Angelini kept up the exact pace of her last two books. Each novel in the trilogy flows easily into the next. Still, Goddess probably has more twists and turns than Dreamless and Starcrossed combined. While I guessed who the Tyrant was from the start, there were characters who surprised me by turning into betrayers. Plus, Helen's resolution to the war came out of nowhere and caught me totally off guard! I loved it! However, Helen was strangely out of character in Goddess. Something just didn't feel right with her but I didn't have a problem with it since her friends and family addressed it in the book. Anyways, Angelini managed to connect the points of her plot with expert strokes. Goddess was a masterpiece and, while I'm sad to see this trilogy end, I hope to read more from Angelini in the future. This trilogy has made me a fan for sure.
“Maybe it was my mood. Maybe its because I've just come off the tail-end of reading 'Dressmaker' a specifically styled-written tragedy, that caused me to feel like this book seemed like a Disney movie. Don't even get me started on the Twilight-style-cop-out we go with Orion à la Jacob. That world-building was too much, too much power means that things aren't even hard, aren't even obstacles for our main character.
And you need actual stakes and obstacles in a good story.