Saturday, April 2, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini [Review]

Title: Starcrossed
Series: Starcrossed, 1
Author: Josephine Angelini
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release: May 31, 2011
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062011995
ISBN-13: 978-0062011992
Reviewer: BJ

4.5 out of 5 Robots!
About the Book:
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.

BJ's Thoughts:
Wow! Talk about a book that sticks in your head. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini is Greek mythology meets high school and it so works. This is such an amazing story and is only the beginning of a three book series (thank heavens!)

Typical boy meets girl... girl chokes boy out ...boy and girl falls in love...OH wait not so typical! I mean, I did say it was an amazing story after all. Written in third person, the reader gets the feel that you're on the outside looking in and with this story that's just where you want to be, never missing a single moment.

Helen is a unique teenager who only discovers the truth about herself after meeting and trying to kill Lucas, a total hottie. With the help of his family she discovers what she thought to be strange and freaky is apart of who she is, a Demigod. Only after her forever absent mother reappears does the story take a darker turn. (I wanted to kill her mother...I still do.)  Thus putting the attraction between Lucas and Helen at a full HALT and much of the Delos family in an uproar that was quite entertaining.

The book is well worth a read and maybe even a re-read until the next book in the series is released. I really enjoyed the story and can't wait for the next!

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