Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josie Angelini
Series: Starcrossed, #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 31, 2011
Pages: 496

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.

STARCROSSED definitely gives a twist on paranormal romance/mythology. I thought this book was so heartbreakingly beautiful in the sense where it made me very emotional. Angelini does a fantastic job with character development that you really feel for everything that these characters go through.

I’m not going to give away too much to what the story is about, but I thought that STARCROSSED was one of those books that frustrates you to no end, but you like it at the same time. I think many others could agree with me. I thought some characters just made me go bonkers a lot of the time.

STARCROSSED ended up being one of those beautiful romances, but one where the hero and heroine had some obstacle, and honestly I still don’t get them not being able to be together, and then the ending is like WTF? which I can’t spoil. damn. But I thought Helen was a little bit too trusting to believe what was explained to her to why Lucas and her cannot be together.

As for Lucas and Helen I thought it was weird a bit that when they first meet they want to kill each other and then a couple of chapters later, they need to be near each other. But I loved the development of Helen and Lucas’ relationship. I think just in STARCROSSED that these two have been through hell on the relationship and I can’t wait to see how they handle things about them not being able to be together, will they give in?

“She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have to get a sex change operation. He would be so worth it.”

I loved Twilight and there’s no comparison, really totally different stories, but when we got this whole big family that is Lucas’ I was like OMG YAH! I enjoyed every member of Lucas’ story. Some family members took a while for me to warm up to them.

Overall, this was a good first book in the STARCROSSED trilogy. I think this book does fall under 4 stars and it’s all your personal preference I suppose, but I can’t help rating lower for how bonkers the characters drove me. I am anxious for Dreamless. I really curious what is going to happen next. I am thinking please, please don’t trust so and so. (one of the big things that drove me bonkers). This book was very enjoyable for me. What I have seen in some reviews is either you like it, don’t like it, or fall in the middle, so give this book a try, you may just like it.

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4 Responses to Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

  1. Naj says:

    I sort of predicted this book would be the enjoyable time but not the AWESOME type. Thank you so much for this review!

  2. Kayla says:

    I actually liked the characters, and really loved this book! I also think this book had some great quotes, I love the one you chose.

  3. Mariya says:

    I had this other favorite quote I wanted to use which I forgot. damn. I should've bookmarked it XD

  4. Great review! This sounds fascinating & I ♥ the quote you chose 🙂

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