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Monday, May 7, 2012
Name: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Genre: Mythology, Fantasy 

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This book is now one of my favorite books in mythology. It really is. But first let me praise the cover! Just look at it, its AWESOME!! Its kind of holographic
I read this book a while ago, and I cannot expressed how much I loved it. It is a GREAT book and a huge hit. A must read!

Here is what the book says: 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? (goodreads)

REVIEW:

Starcrossed, a mythology book about Helen of troy and Paris. What a GREAT book! in this novel, Helen Hamilton fights constantly with the cutest boy in the island, Lucas, but she does not know why; its just an impulse. Every time she is with Lucas or his family she sees three scary women that demand blood..the fates. In Greek mythology they are the ones who choose your fate, when you will die, what you will do and how. And Lucas seems to see them too. Every time she gets attention, for some reason physical pain occurs, a nice "gift" from  her mother.This story is of clans- each have a God or a Goddess that they are descended from- fighting one another and Lucas and Helen are supposed to be in the middle of it, just like Helen and Paris so long ago. It seems history is repeating itself, and the mysterious disappearance of Helen's mom and the question that couldn't be answered, her descent. The myth of Helen of Troy comes back as Helen and Lucas fall in love and the fates continue separating them. This novel surprised me many times, and kept me guessing over and over again. And when one least expected it, something else popped up that made you re-think and guess again. This novel is about an opposition of love and destiny. And the question remains until the end....
Which one is stronger?

The Good: Keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. You won't stop reading and you'll want the next book! Not like any other mythology books, very different, but in a good way!

The Bad: Sometimes it will keep you guessing so much it will make you mad! The book will seem like its too short.   




This book is
#43 in my Speculative Fiction Challenge
#7 in my Mythology Challenge

#20 in my 150+ Reading Challenge 
#3 in my Big Books Challenge

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