Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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?

I loved this book so much. I went on vacation when I read this book. I was in the Jack Daniel's distillery and at every moment I could I pulled out my NOOK and read it. It got to the point where my boyfriend said: Must be a good book huh?

I had never read the summary so everything about this book was a surprise to me. It was great! I anticipated Helen meeting Lucas and the swooning to happen. I did not anticipate that she would want to murder him and despise him or that the furies would be involved. I had no idea who/what Helen was.

Sadly, it took me a really long time to start placing the names, Helen, Hector, Cassandra.  Then it clicked, that they were going to be re-enacting the Trojan War, which made me blissfully happy that Helen and Lucas would get together. He would be my new boyfriend.


I LOVE their relationship, Lucas and Helen, that is. I love how he adores her, how they fight for each other, how they fall and break everything in their bodies, how they fly together, how like Paris and Helen, they cannot stay away from each other. It's destined. *blushes because she realizes the romantic in her is coming out* Oh, but wait, Helen and Paris were miserable, so does that mean Helen and Lucas are going to be? You bet it does and man do I hate "D" for the lie. HATE!

My description of Helen: KICK @SS.

I bought the sequel immediately. Review to come.


  1. I really want to read this book! Especially because you said Helen is kick-ass! Great review, girl. :)

  2. Im sold. I have this book but havent had chance to pick it up.... im like on a reading slump... maybe starcossed will get me out!

  3. Ladies I suggest it. It was different, but right up our alley! Thanks for stopping by. You grls are the best.