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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini: Mini Book Review

Starcrossed
by Josephine Angelini
HarperCollins
ISBN: 978-0-06-201199-2
Suggested Ages: 13+ (Violence and minor sexuality)
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Description: 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.

Mini Book Review: Ok, I am a sucker for books that have anything to do with Greek/Roman mythology. I have been fascinated since I was a little girl when my dad read me a book about Hercules, and I have not grown out of it. This was a nice fast paced story with realistic (well for gods anyway) and strong female characters and plenty of dry humour. It was one of those wonderful pages turners, that you just don't want to put down. Loved the relationship between Helen and her Dad, as well as the fabulous dialogue between Helen and her best friend Claire. I love the setting of Nantucket and the author does a nice job with making you feel like you are there.  My only real complaint are that the story jumps a little (not horribly so though) and the history of the characters is a wee bit confusing.  Maybe a guide to characters at the beginning would be helpful.  I am looking forward to the sequel which comes out May next year.  Also loved the cover, but would have liked a more original title, as I already have a book on my shelf called Starcrossed LOL.

4 Dewey's 

Natasha lent this to me & I did not have to review it -- I just like to share

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