Saturday, September 10, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Book Summer (Via Goodreads): 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.

Book Review:
Wow. I was pretty revved to read this one. I had read several rave reviews of it, and was excited to see what all the jazz was about for myself. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. This character driven novel has a little bit of everything...romance, mystery, action, and mythology. Helen, the main character is independent, strong, and a little unsure of herself, until she meets the Delos family. From there, she discovers her true nature and begins the journey of finding herself. I really enjoyed the entire Delos family. They are a colorful bunch, full of flair and finesse. Trying to figure out the main picture was the best part of this book. Nothing is what it seems and there is a twist around every corner. I am curious to learn more about Helen's mother. I am fairly certain that there is a lot more than what is uncovered in Starcrossed. Also, I am reading for the second book in the series Dreamless!!! If you're hunkering for a good story, full of Greek mythology, Starcrossed is for you!

Favorite Quote:
"As soon as she was free, Helen bolted and didn't look back. She could almost feel the three sisters reaching out with their clammy white arms and bloody fingertips to touch the back of her neck. She ran in a panic for Kate's car, dove behind the wheel, and drove away as fast as she dared." (p. 72)

Cover Art Commentary:
I just love the cover of Starcrossed! The colors are breathtaking. I love the ocean and sky...they both have a lot of meaning in the story. 



  1. I had a few issues with Starcrossed, but I liked it enough to continue the series. I will say that I really liked the creative twist the author put on Greek mythology!

  2. You read so many great new books that I just want to order all of them at once. This one sounds fantastic! I like Greek mythology, so I think I will love this book. ;) Great review.

  3. There were a crop of books out this year with Greek mythology. I've only read one so far but Starcrossed is definitely on my list.

  4. I've been hearing many mixed reviews on this one. I think I'd just have to really try it myself to see what i think of it!

  5. @Natalie
    I agree, the twist on Greek Mythology was a great element in this book! :)

    Awww! Thanks love! :)

    I look forward to your review! :)

    You're too kind! Thanks hon! :)

    I'm curious as to what you'll think of it! :)

  6. I had a really hard time with this one. Although, I enjoyed the middle just a little I couldn't completely finish this one.

    Too each their own. That is what makes us unique and the reviews too!

    Mad Scientist

    Steampunkery & Book Reviews