Review: Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) – Josephine Angelini


  • Title: Starcrossed
  • Author: Josephine Angelini
  • Publisher: HaperTeen
  • Pages: 514
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
  • Appreciation: ♥♥

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.

My review:

It takes a while before Lucas is introduced in this book. Other characters talk about Lucas Delos and his family but Helen doesn’t meet him right away. I think Josephine Angelini is building the tension, because you really want to meet Lucas. So when she finally meets Lucas you’re not going to disappointed, there will be immediate action.

As the story continues you’re going to find out why Helen hates Lucas, how they fall in love and why they never can be together. I need to confess that I found some parts difficult. Not in language but in story form. There’s a lot Greek mythology in this book and some parts I needed to reread because I didn’t understand it.

Even when he’d been possessed by the Furies in her presence, he couldn’t stay away from Helen.

Of course there will be bad guys in this book and not everyone is who they say they are. This whole story revolves around the past, a past Helen, Lucas and his family need to rewrite.

You are in constant tension in this book, wondering what’s going to happen. Believe me this book is far from predictable! I really like that because I read a thousand books that were predictable (this means not that those books are not exciting!). My next book will be Dreamless (Starcorssed, #2), I really want to know how the story ends. The book leaves you with so many questions and I need them answered.

This story is different than the normal day angel, demon, and vampire. I like Greek mythology and I will be looking forward to read more books about gods and demigods.

One thing: the end will leave you shocked!

There was a part of Helen that knew exactly how to seduce Lucas whether he wanted to be seduced or not.


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