Release Date ~ 5/31/12
Format ~ Hardcover
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ The Busy Bibliophile
Purchase: The Book Depository
How do you defy destiny?Starcrossed has been on my radar for a while. The reason I didn't read it sooner? I never bothered to actually read the summary, so from judging it by it's cover, I thought it was a mermaid book. I don't really like mermaid books. But when I found out it was actually about Greek mythology, I was really excited to read it. After all, everyone's been raving about it. And turn's out I'll be raving about it too.
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.
The one thing about Starcrossed that I didn't really enjoy was the beginning. For the first 100-150 pages nothing really happened. This book was 487 pages long, but I felt like the same story could be fit into 350-375 pages. I really hate when books drag, so thankfully this one picked up after a while and was really fast paced and action filled!
I really like Helen, the main character. She was really loyal, and tried so hard to make up for the love her mother neglected in giving her father. And not just to her father, but to her friends as well. She would be the ultimate best friend that would always have your back (it helps that she has some demigod powers)!
The setting in Starcrossed was very fun to read about. Nantucket, Maine is the kind of small island town depicted in postcards where everyone knows everyone, but still attracts lots of tourists. I have just googled it, and it turns out Nantucket is a real town! If I ever go on a "bookish vacation" where I travel around seeing awesome places depicted in books, Nantucket is on there!
Starcrossed was a really fun, cool mythological read! Demigods have never been cooler!
Cover Comments: The blowing silk dress is really nice and compliments the ocean water nicely.
This Book Counts in the Following Reading Challenges:
TBR Reading Pile Reading Challenge: 8
Mythology Reading Challenge: 3
1st in a Series Reading Challenge: 15