Monday, July 8, 2013

Goddess by Josephine Angelini

I wore my Lucas Delos Team Fate shirt to the book signing at RT, so apparently The Gods were on my side because...I received one of the 3 advance reader copies given out in the teen day gift bags!!!  I literally screamed out loud as soon as I pulled it out of my bag.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to finish reading Goddess.  Is anyone else finding it difficult to read when it is so nice outside? Somehow I went from "on track" to "three books behind" according to my Goodreads Challenge last month. I probably will not catch up again until fall, but hopefully July is a little better.

Josie does a remarkable job of incorporating Greek Mythology into a contemporary story.  I felt like we learned a lot more about the characters and could really appreciate the struggles they were experiencing throughout Goddess.  The tension and frustration between Helen, Lucas, and Orion was palpable and had me on the edge of my seat the majority of the book. 

There is an interesting twist that develops as the result of certain events that occurred at the end of Dreamless.  Helen starts having flashbacks, which allow her to use her history to help guide her through the present.  She also develops some new abilities that enable her to become the leader she was always meant to be. 

There is a lot of interaction between not only the scions from different houses, but the Gods as well.  Now that the Gods have been released from Olympus, they are wreaking havoc on Earth.  The fates are determined to complete their story, but it is up to the scions to figure out how to conquer the Gods and enable themselves to have free will.   

The conclusion was not at all what I expected, but I was completely satisfied in the end. Josie did not leave us with a bunch of loose ends, but it isn't a storybook happily ever after either. This is one trilogy that did not disappoint at any time in the series. It is brilliantly written and definitely worth reading.


  1. Definitely agree - Josie did a GREAT job with this trilogy! And the ending was perfect for the story; bittersweet.

    Good luck getting caught up with your challenge. I'm lucky living in the heat of Vegas - it's too hot to be outside enjoying the weather so I'm in the cool air conditioning reading.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the series as well!!

      I shouldn't have any trouble catching up once winter hits. That is probably when you are finally able to get outside.