Author: Josephine Angelini
Release: May 31st 2011
Genre: Supernatural, Greek Mythology, YA
#1 in the Starcrossed trilogy
Sequels: Dreamless (#2), Goddess (#3)
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.
This was definitely a nice, pleasant read. It had enough suspense to keep the reader coming back for more, but it wasn't life-changing or outstanding like other books I've read. Still, worth a read.
Now, there were parts in this book that were absolutely adorable and some that were really shocking plot twists. Then, there were some things that were predictable as fuck and things that made me want to strangle someone.
The author's writing was good enough, though at one point there was a simile that was complete bogus and I had to look up to the non-existent camera to check if I wasn't being recorded on Punk'd or something like that.
All in all, it's not bad.