Saturday, November 19, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Out in Stores Now!!!
Published by HarperCollins
Reviewed by: AmyG (big sis)
Sister's Say: Spirited, Seductive, and Symbolic


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 guess I need to start by telling you why we are showing all this love for Starcrossed!  Well, Dreamless, the 2nd novel in this series, is gearing to come out in the Spring.  Plus, the fantastic Ms. Angelini is holding little contest over on her blog to win the 1st ARC, yes I said ARC of Dreamless.  Being as all of us on the YA-Sisterhood LOVED LOVED LOVED, Starcrossed to pieces, WE WANT THAT ARC!!!! So, these posts are all in attempt to win that ARC!  On a little side note, Baby Sister Brittany's review of Starcrossed was actually our first post EVER on the YA-Sisterhood!  How great is that!?!?!

I was amazingly lucky enough to receive an e-galley of Starcrossed through Netgalley last February, so it has been awhile since I read this book.  However, I still find myself telling people all about this book.  I personally, and several of the other sisters on the blog also, have a little thing for Greek Mythology.  Because of this, I was hooked from the very beginning!

Starcrossed had the perfect mix of what we love about ancient Greece and our modern world.  How fascinating it was to have furies suddenly appear in the middle of beautiful, modern day Nantucket.     The romance was steamy.
The plot was action-packed.
The characters were spunky (and not just the main ones), and there was one little twist that will rock you to your core!
Oh yeah, I must not forget to tell you that Helen and Lucas are doomed by destiny!!!
Do I have your attention now!?!?  All in all, it had everything that our readers are looking for in a book!  If you are a fan of Greek mythology and books like Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Amy Carter's Goddess Test, read this book today!!!  Then you'll be out searching for your own Greek God or Goddess!