Book Review: Starcrossed

Sep
03
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Starcrossed Starcrossed by
Series: Starcrossed #1
Published by in 2011
Genres: ,
Pages: 487
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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.

My Review:

I. Love. This. Book! It’s got all my favorites – Mythology, a sizzling romance, a twisty complicated plot – I just loved it!

I have to admit it wasn’t always like that. At first I did a lot of eye rolling. The first 40 pages or so read like a semi-retelling of Twilight – New guy moves into town with his strangely reclusive family and the girl “doesn’t care” though you know she’ll end up with him somehow. Before long, though, that “been there, done that” feeling pretty much blows up in your face.

From the time Helen meets Lucas this novel is extremely fast paced and action packed. I finished the book before I even realized it and was left turning invisible pages looking for more! And Lucas! I’d take him over a vampire any day! He’s kind, thoughtful, smart and loyal, and of course absolutely gorgeous!

I realize I haven’t actually said that much about what’s actually in  the book so far. In fact, I don’t think I will. One of the things I enjoyed so much about this book was how it kept me on my toes constantly and every twist took me completely by surprise. If I say much more, I could be spoiling a wonderful experience for someone else. Suffice to say it is a fabulous book that you NEED to read now!

 





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4 Responses to “Book Review: Starcrossed”

  1. Kate says:

    Alright, alright, I'll read it 😀 Luckily, I just got a copy (with a much less pretty cover) a short while ago. I love books with twists so it better be as good as you say 😛

  2. Anne says:

    Oh I know, isn't that cover just gorgeous?! I kind of want to take the dust jacket off the book and frame it… does that make me weird?

  3. Julie says:

    I love books that keep me on my toes! Thanks for not sharing much info…looking forward to reading this and not really knowing what it's about!

  4. Anne says:

    You're welcome Julie =) I never want to spoil a book for anyone, if I can help it!

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