I'm extremely excited today to welcome young adult author Josephine Angelini back to the blog to do a little word association and give us a sneak peak at Goddess. I gave Josie a list of Greek mythology-inspired words and she had to respond with the first thing that popped into her head:)
I've been a huge fan of this series from the beginning, Greek mythology has always been something that's fascinated me, and these books are chock-full of tragedy, romance, betrayal, and most of importantly for any Greek myth, the cruel hands of the Fates. Goddess releases May 28th from HarperTeen and I cannot wait! Be sure and check the bottom of the post for the full list of blogs participating in the tour as well as all the details for a pair of fabulous giveaways!
Toga: Surprisingly versatile and comfy!
Truce: Unfinished fight
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As soon as they reached the steps to the basement level, they started stripping off clothes. No shoes, no jewelry, no belts, no hard or sharp objects of any kind were allowed in the cage, but they couldn't be bothered to put on softer gear to replace what they shucked off so frantically. Every time Helen removed another article of clothing, all she could think about was how much she wanted to tear into him.
The jumble of "other' Helens inside her head made it worse. In most of her memories, he'd been forbidden to her, dangling just out of her reach over and over again. She was so frustrated, she didn't need the Furies to want to kill him anymore. And she could tell by the sound of ripping fabric as he wrenched his shirt off, and the slap of leather as he yanked his belt from the loops on his jeans, that Lucas was just as fed up with their impossible situation as she was.
By the time they got to the ring, they were so worked up they barely shut the door of the cage before they began to whale on each other.
*excerpt taken from an ARC and is subject to change
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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.
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Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
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Thanks to Josie and the amazing ladies of Kismet Book Touring, I have two awesome giveaways to share with you today. First up is a chance to win one of 15 copies of either Starcrossed, Dreamless or Goddess, and the second is a SIGNED Goddess Kindle Paperwhite (see above picture)! Filling out the Rafflecopter form below enters you in both giveaways, good luck everyone!
And don't forget to check out all the other fantastic stops on this tour!
Monday, May 20th - Starryeyed Reviews
Tuesday, May 21st – fiktshun
Wednesday, May 22nd – The Irish Banana
Thursday, May 23rd – YA Bibliophile
Friday, May 24th – Supernatural Snark
Monday, May 27th - Birth of a new Witch
Tuesday, May 28th – Refracted Light Reviews
Wednesday, May 29th – Tales of a Ravenous Reader
Thursday, May 30th – Hobbitsies
Friday, May 31st – Reading Teen
Monday, June 3rd - Parajunkee
Tuesday, June 4th – Buried in Books
Wednesday, June 5th – Candace Book Blog
Thursday, June 6th – Alison Can Read
Friday, June 7th – Book Twirps