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-Helen Exley

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-Marion C. Garretty

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Pages: 496

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.

Starcrossed. Oh. My. Gosh. I am speechless! Let’s just say that this is the best book I’ve read all summer! You need to pick this one up! This is exactly the book I needed to read to get back into my reading habit.

Right away I was captured by this book. From the very first paragraph—in which Helen tries to convince her dad to buy her a car. It is so captivating. I was drawn into this book by the characters, the writing style, and the humor. Though this book could be serious at times, it was made up of a lot of comedy that had me laughing out loud.

Helen and Lucas are two of the best star-crossed lovers I’ve ever read about. Although, through all the times that they are together, my favorite time would be when they first met. I was more than a little confused when I first read about the first time they met. But, as the book went on, I understood what happened, and it made me laugh more than once. I just loved the mixed emotions that travel through this book.

Angelini has a wonderful writing style that just captured me, as I've said many times about this book. This is her debut book, but you wouldn't know it just from reading it. It really was spectacular.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed, almost cried, became seriously mad, and was overjoyed all throughout the book. The characters, though not human, still seemed very real. I loved every second of this book and I highly recommend it to everyone and anyone!

Overall Rating: 5 Stars 

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