Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Starcrossed Review

496 pages
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 love books based on mythology and this was definitely a good one. At first I wasn't fond of Helen in the book because I always like strong main characters and I didn't feel like she was one. However, as the book went on and some things became more clear I found Helen to be a more enticing character than I anticipated. The love between her and Lucas was so intense and I found myself being drawn into the complications of their romance. I think that the author, Josephine Angelini did a great job and took an interesting twist on Greek/Roman mythology. The ending definitely left me wanting more and I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. Definitely a recommended book for fans of young adult fiction and mythology.


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