Starcrossed (Starcrossed Trilogy, #1)
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by Josephine Angelini
Release date: May 25, 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, romance, young adult
Tags: mythology

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?

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Charlotte Black avatar
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I've read this book a few times already but never reviewed it.

Firstly, there is a LOT of story in this. Starcrossed certainly isn't a quick and easy read. Plus, its written in 3rd person and at times was vague and abstract.

Helen is a tall blond girl with immense strength and speed. She wears a necklace, a gift from her mother, which she never takes off regardless of the fact her mother left home when she was small and never returned. Helen was brought up by ... (more)

Connie avatar
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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!
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