Sunday, June 5, 2011


Josephine Angelini


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.

What the critics are saying:

Angelini cleverly sets up the rules of her supernatural world to engage all the fascinating contradictory elements of the world of the Greek gods as we read them in Homer's epics...the second book in this series, "Dreamless," is slated for May 2012 — not soon enough, as far as I'm concerned. I haven't wanted a second book so much since "The Hunger Games." (LA Times)

The complexity of the reimagined mythology more than made up for the pacing missteps, and kept me turning the pages well past my bedtime.  I found Starcrossed a wonderful introduction to the trilogy, and I can hardly wait to find out what happens next. (Manga Maniac Cafe)

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Starcrossed had much more to offer than to just being a Twilight clone with some Greek mythology thrown in. Debut author Josephine Angelini introduces a fascinating and somewhat unexecptected modern mythology based around ancient Greek mythology and a fierce family feud. (Diary of a Book Addict)

I love Greek mythology and Starcrossed has everything a fantastic story about Greek gods should have: big, feuding families; untrustworthy family members; forbidden love; gorgeous, powerful demigods; eminent war; chilling prophesy and potent curses. (Truly Bookish)

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