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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Review: StarCrossed by Josephine Angelini

STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini
Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 496pp
Age Range: 12 and up
Source: Author (ARC) 

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.

Angelini brings an electrifying spin on Greek mythology where action, romance, and suspense fill the pages with delectable entertainment. I have a weakness for books involving star-crossed lovers. Well, this tantalizing read put a whole other spin on defying destiny when it comes to Helen's and Lucas's love.

When Helen's eyes locked with Lucas, I just knew it was going to be love at first sight. Wrong. I could have never guessed the turn of events that would lead these two to avoid each other with deadly passion. The tensions between these two were so delicious; I could only wonder how any fight could be so sexy.

STARCROSSED is wrapped up in heart-pounding action, loads of drama, and an unforgettable cast of characters. I loved the Greek elements in this book and how Angelini crafted it into a captivating modern day tale.

I know I'll be highly anticipating the next release in this series. As with some of my favorite series, STARCROSSED left me wanting more. I'm ready to jump back into Angelini's world. Just Delicious!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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  1. Great review. This is on my list to read and you're definitely making me want to read it soon.

  2. Oooh, it sounds like I would love the tension between Helen and Lucas! Thanks for the review.

  3. This sounds really good. Thank you for the great review!!

  4. I've heard so much about Starcrossed. But this review makes me want to go out and buy it.
    Thanks for the review.

  5. I enjoyed your review, and StarCrossed sounds like a fantastic book that I'm looking forward to reading.

  6. I love Greek influences. I think it's interesting to throw mythology into the story. I personally love it. Sounds very promising.

  7. This sounds great! I love it when the plot is a little unpredictable.

  8. This sounds so good! I have always been a fan of Greek mythology.

  9. Thank you for sharing you great review this sounds so good I been hearing alot about it!

  10. Thanks for sharing, sounds like you really enjoyed it. I've had it on my radar for awhile now.


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  11. I've noticed that there's a lot of Greek Myth going on around in the YA world. I'm glad you liked it!

  12. This sounds the mythology!

  13. Great review. I can't wait to read this book.

  14. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!

  15. Great Review!

    Here's mine!

    For the first 50 or so pages I thought this was going to be just like Twilight. Initially there are lots of similarities between Helen Hamilton and Bella. For instance they both are living with their dad and both feel a bit out of it at high school. However, from about page 50 onwards this story takes on a life of it’s own. With demigods, Greek mythology, furies, the underworld. It is a fast paced page turner. And Lucas Delos is the perfect heart throb. I hope there is a sequel coming soon because the ending left me wanting so much more!

  16. Here's my Review:

    Well, well, well. I really don’t know where to start! But perhaps this statement will let you know how I feel about the book: I absolutely LOVED it! When I finished reading it I had a big grin on my face even though it finished on a quite glum note, I was happy because the book was really capturing and I knew there were going to be more books in the series which let me tell you, I cannot wait for! The story is a real page turner and had me gripped right from the start. As you read on, you go through Helen’s journey of uncovering her true nature as she finally finds out what she really is and she no longer has to feel like a ‘freak’ because there are others like her. It really is a mesmerizing book.

  17. I loved the romance story in it. When we finally see the boy Helen falls for, her first reaction is to kill him. It was weaved into the story so easily. It wasn't love at first site or they didn't get all over in love within a few pages and drive me crazy.


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