Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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Book 1

Novel Summation:

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.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. Not only was it a sweet romantic book but it also had my love of the greek gods and goddesses in it. Our main character Helen Hamilton desires to be anyone but herself. Her above average looks attract attention and attention is something Helen wishes to avoid. Cue the new kid in town Lucas Delos. When Helen first meets him she falls for his gorgeous looks but she also has the strongest desire to kill him at the same time. I don’t want to spoil anything but eventually more plot development takes place. All the characters were really interesting to follow and I thoroughly enjoyed following them. Helen goes through some major character development throughout the book. This was a well-played novel. I loved all the greek references, particularly the names of many characters. It was really well written. Being both witty, clever, entertaining, and romantic. It was definitely a non stop read. The whole “fates a bitch” phrase is no understatement for this book. Fate, the gods, and demigods play a significant role in this book. This book reminded me of the Percy Jackson series as well as the The Mortal Instrument series. The book ends with a lot of promise for future development. I would definitely recommend this book.

Future Books:

The next book in the series is Dreamless due May 2012.

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