Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

I love Greek mythology. I was a huge fan of the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess (yes folks, I am that big of a nerd), and with so many books dealing with Greek mythology I wanted to read this book very badly and figured now was the time.

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.

I really enjoyed this book. I really liked the story idea of it on how Helen falls in love with Lucas, and Helen finds out that she is a reincarnation of Helen of Troy and her falling in love with Lucas can re-create another Trojan War. I have been a major fan of Greek mythology since childhood and it's one of the reason I chose to minor in History. I really adored the writing. The only thing that really bothered me was the view in the story. The book begins in third restricted, then wen you get further into the book it begins to switch POVs, this is something that should have been caught by the editors. I highly recommend people read this book because it is just too wonderful to pass up.