Monday, April 1, 2013

Starcrossed By: Josephine Angelini

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
Had a blast reading it a second time. I couldn't remember ANYTHING until I was reading a long and I was like, "oh yeah!" but I couldn't remember how the story progressed so it was like reading it for the first time! I LOVE when that happens. When you can read a book again and it's like reading it for the first time.

Ok first off, I am a HUGE sucker for Greek mythology, because it is never boring! sure the gods are selfish, horn dogs who are bored all the time but that's why it's called mythology and why it's so much fun! Gee and you wonder why Rome and Greece fell...the gods were bored with them. haha just kidding!

Alight, this story is actually based on fact and fiction. The story of Helen & Paris mixed with Greek mythology, demigods, set in today's time, Iliad and the Odyssey and all of those other wonderful Greek tragedies and stories of Gods gone awry, it's exciting!

You're reading and you THINK you have it figured out but the author kept twisting and turning the story that it was crazy to keep up! You were constantly on the edge of your seat, nervous cause you aren't sure about anything, it's that exciting! There are times when you're like, "wait, WHAT?! that is so rude don't change it on me like that and then switch it again and again!" this book was exhausting when I finished. I truly lived many many lives and stories reading this book.

Recommend: Yes but to an OLDER age group. 

Sexual Content: moderate (due to THIS I would recommend it to and OLDER YA group)
Language: mild
Violence: moderate
Drug/Alcohol: none

Here is the Book Trailer!

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