dimanche 10 mars 2013

By Josephine Angelini

When Helen looked in a mirror all she saw were the basics – two eyes, a nose, and a mouth – but strangers from off island tended to stare, which was really annoying.”

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task when living on an island, especially, when 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 realises that some myths are more than mere legends. 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 is completely addicting.... I read these 400 some pages in one afternoon, because I simply couldn’t stop.

I don't know it if was because I found the story so addictive or if it was because I was enchanted by the cast of characters. Either way, Starcrossed was an unforgettable read. Helen is a normal teenager, well as normal as a teenage demigod can be. I liked that Helen knew she was different, but didn't exactly know what that meant. This wasn't a story where the characters are completely surprised that they are a little different, yet at the same time Helen still discovers what she is and what it means to be her. I loved solving that mystery with her. 
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