Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Publisher: HarperCollins   Publication Date: 4/1/11
Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

My Thoughts:
A lot of the books I have tried to read here lately have been duds, but Starcrossed was like a breath of fresh air.

I loved each and every one of the characters in this book. Helen was a great character, I like how easy it was to relate to her, and I thought Lucus was smokin hot! Every member of the Delos family was awesome! I would love to be a part of their family! I like how caring they all were and how they looked out for one another.

One of my favorite aspects of this book was the mythology. I thought Josephine Angelini’s spin on it was fascinating. I don’t know a whole lot about Greek mythology, but I am intrigued now after reading this book.

I’ve been wanting to read Starcrossed for a while now, and I’m so happy I finally got around to it! It was fantastic! If your a fan of romance and mythology I highly recommend you check this one out! 🙂        

My Rating:
5/5 Stars
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