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Thursday, April 14

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

 May 31st 2011, HarperTeen
496 pages, E-galley
First in the Starcrossed series
Young Adult

From Goodreads:

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.


I had started this book previously, but had put it down due to what I perceived as superficiality within Helen and Claire. Then Aimee Carter mentioned this book in the interview that will go live on the 19th, so I just had to read it.

As mentioned above the first chapter was difficult for me to like. Claire was so hyper and seemingly superficial. I thought it would be one of those YA’s. Then Helen attacked Lucas and I was hooked!
Why was this girl attacking someone she had never met? Why was she being tormented?

Lucas saves Helen and from then on they are inseparable. He has a secret that threatens to tear them apart just as Helen is falling in love with not only him but his entire boisterous family.

Lucas’s family is to die for, literally. They are a close knit group that protects and loves one another who laugh together just as often as the knock each other’s teeth out.

Josephine Angelini creates a world where love is the end game and fate is the enemy. I cannot wait to read the next in the series, but alas it shall be a year until I can do so.

Rating: 4.5/5


  1. I've been waiting to read this one, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! Now to get through my reading pile...:P

  2. I wasn't sure about this book since I've been hearing mixed reviews but since you seem to enjoy it I'll give it a try to see what happens :)

  3. I really liked this book too. I agree that Lucas's family was awesome! I can't wait to read more.

  4. I wondered about this book when I saw it on NetGalley. It was good to read your review.