8 Jun 2015


Book Review / Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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.

Published:     June 2011
Publisher:  Macmillan
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, Starcrossed
Source:  Owned Copy 

My Review

What I loved about this book...
What a great book 1 to this trilogy.  What makes a great book 1 for me is great description and introduction to characters and situations and this book definitely did a fantastic job with that.  You have the main character Helen who knows that there is something different about her but hasn't been able to quite pin down how different she was compared to her family and friends.  There is a lot of back story yet to find out but the promise of really great secrets to learn (I hope) as the trilogy goes on.  

One thing that I was particularly concerned with when I started this book was the fact that I am not a great lover of greek mythology but the descriptionof this books sounded really good I knew I had to give it a try and I am glad that I did.  For someone who does not know a great deal about greek mythology etc this book provided great background history and information about that.  It did such a great job with it that I now am looking into reading more greek mythology books and understand a little bit more about it.  

This was such a fun easy to read story for those of you who wanted a to do a bit of light YA greek mythology reading this summer.  Definately a great beach read. 

About the Author
(From Goodreads)

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. 

She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. 

She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.