Saturday, November 12, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed #1)

 Released: May 31st, 2011
Pages: 487
Publisher: HarperTeen
Rating: 4.5/5

How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
I absolutely LOVED this book, I had many expectations for this book and they lived up. I love Greek mythology and when I found out this book was based on it, I couldn't wait to devour it. Angelini has written this book marvelously. From the first fifty pages, I was hooked, and could not put it down.

There were many surprises in this novel, which made turn pages rapidly. Starcrossed is an amazing blend of mythology and romance. The Greek mythology aspect of the story was written in such good tastes, and had everything a book based on Greek mythology should have: powerful and stunning gods, feuding families, war and terrifying curses and prophecies.

The protagonist, Helen is a tall and beautiful, but every low on the social radar. Helen knows theres something different about herself, and she in great lengths to keep it hidden. Starcrossed has plenty romance and a great deals of angst. Lucas and Helen are tied together by fate but their relationship starts of on the curve; Helen loathes him and wants to kill him with her bare hands when they first meet, but I'm glad their relationship grows strong over time.

Overall, Starcrossed was a very entertaining read. The ending left me craving for more and the good news is that there will be a sequel, but the bad news is i'm going to have to wait till May of 2012.


  1. This book definitley needs to be bumped up on my TBR pile, it sounds great.

  2. I've been dying to read this, unfortunately my library doesn't have it yet. it sounds amazing, thanks for the review!