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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 149 x 220 x 38mm | 558g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0062011995
  • 9780062011992
  • 148,007

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One of the most cinematic books I ve ever read. Dramatic and intense! I can t tell you how many times I gasped while reading this book. Starcrossed plays out like a movie in your head. --Sophie Jordan, author of FIRELIGHT"
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71,005 ratings
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STARCROSSED and I didn't have the best start. I had to adjust to Angelini's writing style first. Then protagonist Helen seemed like a very static character and the things happening to her were more than strange and inexplicable. I don't know on which page, maybe I was about 70 pages into the story, but suddenly I connected to it. I wanted to know what was about to happen to each character, see how they interact and what the Greek mythology references were about. Helen and Lucas are equal when it comes to their status as supernatural beings. I really liked that this paranormal love is about two equal lovers. They fall in love, they both want each other and although they are equal their love is yet another one forbidden. Angelini involved pretty interesting concepts of the correlation between love and hate. She also built great tension and I couldn't wait for Helen and Lucas to get their special moment. When it was finally there...the tension just puffed. I hoped for a more vivid display of romantic scenes and still hope for that in the sequel (I'm sure Josephine Angelini will do a fab job). We got many characters and they felt like a huge family to me, so familiar and fun. I liked all of them so much. They all have talents that relate to ancient Gods. We also got the oracle of Delphi. Their talents fascinated me, the powers of Gods or semigods seem endless. THE VERDICT I give it 4,5/5 stars. STARCROSSED is the first of many Greek mythology themed books being released right now and it was the best to start with. I'm eager to learn more about the Greeks and Lucas' and Helene's love story in the much anticipated sequel!show more
by MissPageTurner
-May contain minor spoilers- Being a guy I was hesitant to read this- it seemed a little girly for my taste. however, my girlfriend badgered me into it and I was pleasantly surprised! Obviously it was geared towards more of a female audience, however the action was what kept my attention! The interactions between the Delos boys vaguely reminded me of my own brother and our relationship (except we don't have super powers). Overall I think it was a pretty decent more
by Ryan
This is a spin on the classic 'starcrossed' pair- however, with a mythological twist and high stakes. Helen Hamilton is a young woman with a tendency to hide behind herself- she can't stand the spotlight. However, when the Delos family arrive in Nantucket, her world is turned upside down; with three crying sisters, covered in blood and willing her to seek blood for herself, she begins to worry that she's going crazy. This thought is only furthered when she attacks one of the mysterious Delos' kids, Lucas- who she feels both "...pure, heart-poisoning hatred" for while also being unable to stay away from him and the rest of his family. However, when a chance event occurs, everything changes- the people she once thought were her enemies are suddenly the only allies against what's coming. As this threat hangs over both Helen and the Delos' family, they begin to prepare, but things only become more complicated as they try to unravel the secrets behind Helen's birth and the growing romance she and Lucas try to hold onto. This novel is a great debut for Angelini, between her writing skill and characters which come alive in this weave of mythology, romance, adventure and mystery, it's definitely worth a read- if not 2,4 or 7 reads like I myself have done! I can't wait for the next book in the series and recommend this to anyone who likes their mythology, specifically the Greek kind!show more
by Brittany
Starcrossed was an amazing book filled with action and romance, deceit and betrayal. Angelini does a great job with this modernized tale of Troy from greek mythology. absolutely loved it and Im sure you will too!show more
by Julie
I honestly LOVED this book SOOOO much! Everything about this book was just perfect! The story was very captivating and kept me glued to the book! I can not wait for Dreamless to come out! :)show more
by Nicole_Ivonne
This books is one of the best book I've read. It's really captivating! All the mythology makes the story a whole lot more interesting. So much tension is created from the description of Josephine! A must read book! This is definitely going under my favourite list!!show more
by Venetta
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