Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini

Posted July 20, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine AngeliniStarcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #1
Published On: May 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, 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.


This book is mostly based on Greek mythology which is why I love it so much. I think it’s great when authors try to incorporate the Greek gods and whatnot. I loved all the characters in this book, from the main characters Helene and Lucas to the whole Delos family. Everyone was great and very likable! Even the humans like Matt and Claire who weren’t there as much were still fantastic!

I really liked the plot of this book too. Helene doesn’t know what she is let alone how powerful she is and you follow her while she’s trying to figure all of that out. It’s fun to learn all this stuff with her. One thing I didn’t like however, was that the book started off a little slow. While reading you know that Helene isn’t human but you don’t find out anything until about halfway through the book. It just kept dragging on which was a little annoying. Besides that I would recommend this book to any fantasy lovers!

4 out of 5!

“She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have to get a sex change operation. He would be so worth it.”

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