Thursday, November 17, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Book Review

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publication Date: May 31, 2011

Pages: 487

Interest: Series (Starcrossed book 1)

Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge

Synopsis: 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.

            Fantastic and addicting and many more! Wow, its just wow. At first glimpse I never thought that the story will progress in a way I never expected it would be. Aside from the fact that the plot is incredibly amazing, I also love the romance in it. I love stories that deal with forbidden love and this one has a different take on the subject that no one could level it up. It’s hard to write a short and brief review describing the whole aspect of the story without spilling any spoilers, so I did my best to deliver this review spoil free.
The meeting between Lucas and Helen is not the typical love at first sight scene or anything cheesy, well in fact it’s very much unexpected. And when they finally fall in love and the Fates had played their part, it caught my breath away. They have a perfect chemistry and they’re right for each other that I can’t help not to drool.
In every step of the story there’s an unimaginable twist to it that caught me off guard. Honestly, I never foresee what would happen next, it’s like a bomb that just blows off in my face. I love how Josephine turned the Demigod, Greek mythology stuff into a fantastic read with lots of action to it.
Every journey that Helen went through to find out more about her inner self it’s like I’m also her, finding a piece of me that’s missing. And in the end we both finally found how incredibly powerful she is. Even though there’s too much at stake she never give up on fighting those odds and finding more about herself.
           The ending is marvellous even though I’m a little disappointed because I didn’t get the whole piece of action I’ve been expecting to come. But I’m certain that there is more action to come in the rest of the series and I’d love to read each one of those. It’s a great book, a must read for a Greek Mythology junkie like I am. 



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