Worth the buy? Heck yes.
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.
This book was so amazing! One of the best books I've read in a long time. Other books were really good, but this just blew my mind. The series took a surprising turn and I'm very happy with it; I fell in love with the characters all over again. I feel a wave of sheer happiness as I write this review, even. I love Josephine Angelini (she's so pretty) and I adore her writing style and voice.
Somehow Helen isn't a Mary Sue. She has a ton of powers but she's written brilliantly and she's a kick-a girl character. I loved and cared about her and her ending. She stepped up to show that she wasn't just a pretty face and she handled her problems well. Matt was a prick and I loathe him, as was Pallas, Claire and a new character, "Andy". Orion was okay, but I didn't ship him and Helen. I fell in love with Hector; he's hilarious but I don't like his love interest. Jason and Ari didn't play a big role, and I didn't really like their roles in the book at all. I'm Team Helen all the way. Claire annoyed me because she was like: "Helen's too power and she's changed...she must die." Seriously Gig? Who is she to decide Helen's fate? Hades was awesome and I love Luke. *hug* He's cute, but I'm 100% behind Lucas/Helen ship. We also got t see more of Helen's ancestors, which was fun. Cassandra bothered me too, though. She was just too needy.
The world building was amazing and the plot was obviously well-planned. I loved it; it was gripping and I felt genuinely happy while reading it. I enjoyed it and I loved the ending. I thought the conclusion and climax were just as good as I expected and I loved the writing. There's something "WOW" about the writing and the characters. The pacing was good and I liked the balance between powerful and too powerful; the book was executed wonderfully.