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The passionate romance of Twilight meets Greek mythology in this dazzling debut about star-crossed demigods.

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.

"OMGods, I can't wait to read more!" -- Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of Fallen
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 487 pages
  • 134 x 204 x 31mm | 358g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062012002
  • 9780062012005
  • 83,213

Back cover copy

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is--now it's getting harder. She's having nightmares of a desperate desert journey, visions of three women weeping tears of blood. And why is she possessed by the sudden, unstoppable urge to kill the handsome new boy in school, Lucas Delos?

A love written in the stars . . .

A feud started in ancient Greece . . .

A curse not even the gods can break.
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Review Text

"Move over, Romeo and Juliet--Josephine Angelini debuts a dizzying tale of action, drama, and romance with just the right twist of humor and tragedy. Modern mythology has never been sexier!" Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy
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Review quote

"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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About Josephine Angelini

Angelini, Josephine

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in theater and a focus on the classics. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three shelter cats.
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Rating details

68,738 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 43% (29,252)
4 31% (21,592)
3 16% (11,299)
2 6% (4,073)
1 4% (2,522)

Our customer reviews Sometimes I feel so dumb. I can't believe that I had such a wonderful book at home and it took me almost two months to start reading it. This is really something that I don't know how to explain to you. I'm completely in love with this book and wishful for the release of the second one. To be honest with you all, in the beginning I thought that maybe the story was a little too childish, it was only when Lucas appeared that everything was set in motion and star to develop in an enthusiastic way. Unfortunately, the first chapter has low quality if we compare to the book as a whole. Forgetting about the first chapter - especially the first five pages - and we have a great surprise which end's with the introduction of the Delos' family in the story. This is the moment that the veil of mystery is uncovered, we totally forget about time and we only want to know some more about what's really happening. I really enjoyed the book, in some way it seems that we only have erotic books in our bookstores, so this story was, for me, something new and separate from our market tendency. Mythology is such a great theme, there are so many topics to explore, so I don't understand why we - Portuguese readers - don't have more of these books to read. The characters are great, it was a job well done with their construction, just like it was the scenery. For me, everything was so well set that it was almost normal to see people using special powers; it was just like this was something that we see every day in our neighborhood. Although they were only teenagers, I keep forgetting it, because their behavior was similar to an adult and not a 16 year old teenager. I loved the relationship between Lucas and Helen, just like I loved Jason and Claire. Since the beginning I noticed that something special was waiting for them. Another character who made me curious was Hector, I believe we are going to see more of him on the next books. Josephine Angelini, you have conquered another fan!show more
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