Rating: 1.5 Stars
Synopsis via 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.
The romance in this novel needs to go die. Like, pronto. In a horrible and painful death, thanks.
I don’t know who I’d rather kill: Helen or everyone else. Actually, I take that back. I’d kill everyone else, because I highly doubt Helen could act any more stupid if her life depended on it.
Helen, by herself, is actually not that bad. But it’s everyone around her that just makes me want to crawl into a hole and pray for novel ideas. They’re so painfully stupid.
“Hey, let’s start questioning Helen’s loyalty and think for no apparent reason that she’s going to try to rule us all. Let’s form a committee about it! Yeah, that’ll work.”
After all this, a lot of this novel is just her friends questioning her and thinking she has too much power. But guess what? She can’t help the amount of power she has. And if that power helps them defeat the gods and goddesses, then yes, she will use it. Thank you very much.
And so what if some of those times are questionable? This is war people. And Helen has to make tough choices that may not sit well on her conscious later, but that’s okay! She knows she’ll deal with her conscious later.
Instead, the poor girl has all her “friends” questioning every choice she makes and making her feel guilty for making tough choices.
You would think that at least one person around Helen would not be selfish, prideful, and all-around STUPID. But nope. They are, as amazing as that is.
I really shouldn’t have even continued with this series. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. It was painful, oh-so painful.
The first book was basically a re-telling of Twilight with Helen being Bella only with superpowers and everyone else perfectly fitting into the Cullen family. Lucas was Edward in every way (except Edward is way better) and is rude and selfish in his own right.
The love triangle: UHHHHHHHHH.
I don’t even want to talk about it.
At least in Twilight the Cullens weren’t stupid. But here, the doppelgangers aren’t just stupid, they’re self-righteous idiots. I barely remember what happened in the last book in the series, but the one thing that really stands out to me is that it seems like everyone loves to blame Helen for everything that happens. Even though none of it is really her fault. It’s the bloody Fates. But does anyone care? Nooooo. Instead, they have to be, well, self-righteous idiots, and act like she’s the one’s who’s an idiot and selfish.
Which is so ridiculous. Maybe Helen doesn’t make the best decisions all the time, but all she’s done the last few books is work more than anyone else to save them all. And yet, they still continue to treat her . . . wait for it . . . STUPIDLY.
I have nothing else to really say about this series because it will all come back to “stupid.”
I graved more than the last half of this book. Just enough to get the gist of the ending, and I will give it this: the ending could have been really cool. All the gods and goddesses battling the Scions . . . it had potential. But it was ruined by the pure stupidity of everyone around Helen and Lucas.
I think this series can be summed up with a gif: