Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ARC Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Title: Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Pages: 487 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published on: May 31st' 2011
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?
(Summary from Goodreads)


Hihi. Excitement! Starcrossed is the first book in "Starcrossed" series. It was such a powerful and romantic story that I was reacting like crazy to some parts of the book. When I turned the first few pages of it, I devoured it like a maniac and finished it in a matter of hours. The story gets to you. It's interesting at the beggining, exciting at the middle, romantic in the end. I love how Helen was so clueless at first and as she learned what she was, she was all excited and really eager to learn. It's like an ancient Greek Romeo and Juliet but modern minus the whole suicide thing in the end. . . It's SUCH a must read. Fans of supernatural, history and romance novels should really read it. ENJOY!!!


Hihihi. I knew something special was going on with Helen the minute she dished about the pedophile touching her hair then her smelling burnt hair. At first, I thought she had fire powers and etc. But then I realized it was like, lightning. I also thought it was electricity because when Lucas uh, pinned her to his chest(?), she got a cramp and he let her go and "started convulsing on the floor"<- (I got that from the book) but then, lightning and electricity somehow go hand-in-hand, right? I also love how Lucas was so deeply madly in love but wouldn't try touch her because it would break the treaty made and start another war which will be worse and longer than the Trojan war. I also had mixed feelings when Noel, Lucas's mom said they were supposed to name him Paris. *sigh*