Thursday, June 27, 2013

Starcrossed Review

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)
Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)
By Josephine Angelini
Published May 31st, 2011 by HarperTeen
487 pages

4 stars - Intriguing book!

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 wasn't sure if I was going to like Starcrossed when I first picked it up but once again I was pleasantly surprised. The book just had some sort of mystical feeling to it. 

Starcrossed has to do with demigods and everything that has to do with Greek Mythology. I feel like some might think of it as some modern day Romeo and Juliet but it really has it's differences. It's intriguing, especially the history of the demigods and the Fates. There are twists and turns, suspense and romance. I also enjoyed most of the characters in this book. Helen was a pretty good main character and I enjoyed watching her grow into her true self and figure out her powers. I really loved reading about Lucas and his family, there were a few humorous times between all of them, but you could really tell the love that was there. 

Basically Starcrossed is a book that, I think, is worth your time. I am very much looking forward to being able to read the rest of the series and finding out what happens to all my favorite characters. The ending is definitely infuriating at parts and makes you dislike a few characters. Either way I felt that Starcrossed was a great start to what I hope is a great series. So check this out for yourself, especially if your into Greek Mythology. 

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