Sunday, July 3, 2011

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed By Josephine Angelini
Published by HarperTeen
487 pages
genre- Fantasy/mythology
(Goodreads) (shelfari) (amazon)
Challenge- 350+page, DBC
rating- 5!!

Helen Hamilton is not you normal girl, and she has spent her entire life trying to hide how different she really is. But she finds it increasingly difficult once The Delos family moves to the small island of Nantucket. Helen starts to have visions of women who cry blood, she starts waking up in the morning with mud and dirt and dried blood all over her, and even more strange, when she sees Lucas Delos for the first time she has an overwhelming urge to kill him.

Starcrossed was really good. The hype is no lie. and just look at the cover! I am an admitted cover judge, and this one is beautiful. you can't tell by the photo, but when you have the hardcover in the sunlight the background shines like rainbows. a fact I noticed while reading and tanning at the same time, and must I say, you get a great tan while reading a 500 page book, lots of sun.

So lets start with the characters. its cool because everyone in the Delos Family has a mythology name. Ariadne, Jason, Pandora, Hector. except Lucas has a normal name, but they explain all that in the book.  each character had a unique perspective and they were all Hilarius, serous, and i fell in love with all of them. except Creon. Still hate Creon. and probably Daphne also.

Lucas and Helen were indeed star crossed, even after they got over the urges to murder each other, they were forbidden by the gods to be together, and even after they got around that little kink, they found out an interesting bit of heritage. Sigh. almost as bad as the Immortal series. I'm sure that they'll figure it out in the next book or so.

The writing was amazing and imaginative. the story flowed beautifully, and ended on just the right note. It was a beautiful debut, and I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for the other books in the trilogy, the next one being Persephone's Garden which will probably come out sometime next year.

so this is supper highly recommended. SUPER HIGHLY. and I don't supper highly recommend may books. so you better go out and read it.


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