By Josephine Angelini, published by Macmillan.
Goodreads synopsis: She must rise, or they will fall …Helen’s powers are increasing–and so is the distance between her and her mortal friends. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous traitor is lurking among them, and all fingers point to Orion. Still unsure whether she loves him or Lucas, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, or risk all-out war. The final book in this heart-stopping trilogy.
My review: I loved Starcrossed and Dreamless so much, and I was so excited to see how everything would end! When this came in the post, I was over the moon.
I was a bit confused at the beginning of the story, maybe partly because I’ve read many books in between Dreamless and Goddess. But also, I was a little confused because suddenly, Helen was gaining memories of Helen of Troy, and re-living them. It was a little hard to grasp at first, the sudden switching between the present and the past, but I understood it more and more as the story progressed. The plot was a little bit similar to the second book, actually, because one of Helen’s friends had gone over to the enemy’s side. I won’t say who did, though, but it’s very shocking! Much suspense was added because I could see what Helen’s-friend-gone-baddie was preparing for, whilst reading about the oblivious Helen. I really enjoyed reading the part where Helen discovers who’s leading the enemy, the most. The giant war scene at the ending was fast-paced, dramatic and totally unpredictable- like the whole of the trilogy, really!
Helen really developed in this story the most, I think, than in the previous books. There was a rising tension throughout the story because she was really torn between Orion and Lucas. As so much background to the two love-interests, especially for Orion’s character, were introduced, it made it so hard to decide who I thought Helen should choose! However, I think the outcome of the whole love triangle was really great, and made for a happy ending for everyone, too. Helen also discovered a new Scion power within herself in this book, which I think is now my favourite of her Godly talents. She could create whole new worlds! the character’s creativity really shone through with that, and I think what she did with Every-land the world created by Helen, was used in a really genius way at the end. Helen also, I think, got a really big confidence boost in goddess, too!
Overall, Goddess was such a fun read. It tugged at my heartstrings, and had some really great plot twists that made the book a real roller-coaster of a journey. The characters developed so much, and I loved reading about them all. I also really adored the ending. It tied up all of the loose ends and was satisfying, happy… but I just wanted to read on: I love this author’s world and characters so much! I really want to read more from Josephine Angelini. Her writing is just so brilliant.
My Goodreads rating: 4/5!
I received Goddess from the publisher, in exchange for a review.