May 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

2013 will be the year that kills me because so many of my favorite series are ending. I fell in love with the Starcrossed series in 2011. It has been an emotional, turbulent ride with lots of actions (and quite a bit of kissing) along the way. I'm so sad to see this series draw to a close, but I am thrilled to have a chance to talk to Josephine Angelini about this series and what it means to say goodbye to Helen, Lucas, and many other characters I will miss more than I can say.

~The Interview~

1. The Starcrossed series has been one of my favorites to read, but how does it feel as the author to say goodbye to characters that you created?
 I did a lot of theater growing up, and the final performance always felt like goodbye.  But with books it’s different.  With a play, the show ends, the cast goes their separate ways and that’s that.  But with a book, I’m finding that it’s never really gone.  New readers discover the series every day, and their excitement keeps all three books right in the front of my mind.

2. Which book was your favorite to write?
Oooh, tough question.  Godess was the easiest to write.  It just spilled out of me and barely needed any revision—after all, I’d spent two years with this ending crouched in the back of my mind.  But Starcrossed was the most thrilling.  It was the first book I ever wrote, and giving myself permission to be a writer, getting over my fear and really going for it, and hang the consequences, was such a special experience. 

3. If you could have lunch with two of the characters you’ve created in this series, who would pick and why?
 Well, Noel—if she’s cooking!  But Daphne is the one I really want to sit down with.  I have a lot of questions for that chick.

4. If you could talk to Josie Angelini from 3 years ago is there any advice you would give a younger, less experienced you?
 I’d tell her to pace herself.  Every career has a thousand twists and turns, and you can’t rush through any of it, so take it one mile at a time.

5. What are you currently working on?
 I’m working on two things, actually.  Talk about telling myself not to rush, right?  Geeze, maybe I should take my own advice, but I’ve finished the first book in a new series I’m tentatively calling CRUCIBLE, and another project that I can’t discuss just yet.

6. Are there any books coming out this year you’re excited to read?
 Yes!  Tessa Gratton’s THE LOST SUN, and Amy Plum’s IF I SHOULD DIE, and Tara Hudson’s ELEGY, and Anna Carey’s new book BLACKBIRD.  There’s a ton more, but those are the one’s I have to read right now.

Thank you SO much, Josie!

~The Author~

About Josephine Angelini - website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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.

~The Series~

The Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini

Available Now!!

~The Giveaway~

~The 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


  1. OK, I really am intrigued by these books now and the covers are totally romantic. Entered the contest! Thanks!

  2. Ooh, I can't wait to learn more about the two projects she's working on! And I love her answer for the first question!

  3. Ohh... Can't wait for this book to come. Amy's If I should die is another book that I am dying to read too!

  4. AMAZING Giveaway! I read the rest of the series & LOVED it, I can't wait for this one! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  5. thanks for the giveaway!! I have been wanting to start this series but i only have the second book..

  6. Awesome interview! I love Josephine Angelini's books!

  7. OOh. New series? Awesome. Although..I'm excited and a bit sad that Goddess is the last book for this series..I do love it! <3 I can't wait for Goddess!! <3 -Linda~

  8. Counting down the days! Can't wait, I think I have worn Starcrossed and Dreamless out re-reading them. :)

  9. I'm really excited to start this series! Great interview!

  10. I haven't started this series yet but it sounds really good! It was great getting to know a little bit about the author =)

  11. Great interview!!! I can't wait to read Goddess. <3

  12. Awesome interview!!! I cannot wait to read this book! I love learning more and more about Josephine!

  13. Oh yes, I have lots of questions for Daphne too, she would definitely be someone I'd like to sit down with! I wouldn't even know where to start though, I'd probably just start hurling questions at her faster than she could answer them:) I so adore this series and Josie, thanks so much for the amazing interview!

  14. This tour has been amazing!!! I have loved everything I've read and I really love this series!! The covers are absolutely stunning and I can't wait to get Goddess!!!

  15. Awesome. Great ending to the series. The only thing I didn't like though was that Ariadne was heart broken and mortal and that is how the book ended, She got screwed over.
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