{Book Review} Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)

Author: Josephine Angelini

Genre: YA Greek mythology, paranormal
Published: May 31st 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 487
Source: Purchased Hardback

Goodreads Summary:

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 Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Starcrossed is really an amazing modern romance. It brings so much into its pages including humor, tragedy, Greek mythology, and even a touch of action. The twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end. And though there are so many things I love about this book, my favorite aspect is the characters. Both demi-god and mortal alike, each were so unique and their personalities are so refreshing. It would be hard to choose a favorite among them, but if I had to it would be Claire. She is so much fun!

The only thing I found frustrating was that I felt like I wasn’t keeping up with the Delos family tree. I just couldn’t map it out. Was Hector Lucas’s brother or cousin? Whose father was whose? Etc… It wasn’t until the very end that I finally figured it all out. Maybe this was intentional, but it was too distracting.

All in all, I would recommend adding Starcrossed to your to-read list!

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