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Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Release Date: May 31, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 496
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Interest: Debut Author
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Buy the Book: Amazon

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.

Greek Mythology! YAY!

Starcrossed is completely addicting... I read these 400 some pages in one afternoon, because I simply could not stop.

I don't know it if was because I found the story so addicting or if it was because I was enchanted by the cast of characters. Either way Starcrossed was an unforgettable read. Helen is a normal teenager, well as normal as a teenage demigod is. I like that Helen knew she was different, but didn't exactly know what that meant. This wasn't a story where the character is completely surprised that they are a little different, yet at the same time Helen still discovers what exactly she is and what exactly it mean to be her. I loved solving that mystery with her.

I thought I had the story figured out, but I didn't. The first meeting between Lucas and Helen didn't go how I had anticipated at all, and I delighted in the story even more for that very reason! Angelini definitely threw some curve balls in there... if you don't get your 'wow' face on at least once, there is something wrong with you! No really... you will be sporting that 'wow' face! I think I may have even spouted "oh no she didn't!" at least one or two times. Angelini killed me in a few spots... she really did!

After that ending, and the history that we learn about in the story, I am dying to read the next book. Starcrossed is a unique, fast-paced, fun book that fans of YA and Greek Mythology will be infatuated with!

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