Series Review: Starcrossed Trilogy

Posted November 5, 2015 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Series Review: Starcrossed TrilogyStarcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #1
Published by Harper Teen
Published On: May 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Mythology, Greek
4 Stars
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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.

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Cover

I think the covers are pretty. I mostly love the colours. They don’t really have anything to do with the books though except the location.

Initial Thoughts

The first book in this series was a reread for me. I just kind of forgot about finishing the series a while back. I finally did it though!

My New BFF

I think I ended up liking Hector the most (as a friend) in this series. I loved his dedication to his family even though there were some unfortunate circumstances. I liked how sometimes he ended up surprising you because he seems like this big tough guy who would do anything to protect his family. But then he smiles or gives someone a hug and it leaves you thinking about how fantastic of a character he is and how much you wanted to be his best friend.

My Crush

Umm Lucas, the main love interest, was probably the yummiest character I’ve come across in a while. It’s hard not to fall in love with him. The only downside? Him and Helen can’t be together! It’s so frustrating wanting these two character to fall in love and be perfectly happy but then they can’t! Too many feels guys!

Writing Style

I really enjoyed the incorporation of the Greek myths in this book because it wasn’t usually how authors use it. Instead of focusing on the perfect Gods, we focus on Helen, a favourite of the Gods, and this curse that’s followed her children and children’s children. I didn’t like the whole children of the Gods thing because it’s been over done a lot but I found it was used in a fresher way so I didn’t get bored. I’m glad the author was able to keep me hooked because I would have put it down if it was a typical Greek retelling.

Closing Thoughts

I’m so glad I finished this series. It wasn’t perfect but it was really well done. I especially liked how there was no good or evil side really. There ended up being two sides but not with the people you expected. Also there were a few characters who you just wanted to punch in the face because they were annoying or just sketchy. Basically you can’t trust anyone in this series!! Also I really liked the ending. It was really clever and I’m impressed.

Quote

“Some things stay a little bit broken forever—even after they’ve been fixed.”

4  out of 5 stars

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5 responses to “Series Review: Starcrossed Trilogy

  1. kerosenelit

    This one sounds like a series I might enjoy. I’ll add it to Goodreads. I’m currently working my way through The Goddess Test series, and the second book was such a let down for me. I’d love to find more books with Greek mythology that I will love.

  2. aentee @ read at midnight

    I love the cover for this series, the colours and the gowns are beautiful! I love Greek myths but I am usually quite picky about its execution in fiction, this particular series sounds great though! Glad you enjoyed it 😀

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