Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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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.

Starcrossed is a pretty famous trilogy that focuses on Greek Mythology, and I have to say that that’s one thing that got me hooked. I love Greek stories, and I found Josephine Angelini’s take on them pretty different, in a good way.

The whole “forbidden” Paris and Helen thing was pretty cute and I think it is mainly what kept the story going, but…

Well I guess it really just wasn’t enough. I mean, the only thing happening is Helen’s constant swings of emotion, and Lucas was such a dull character. There was literally no storyline, and that made it so boring!

Because of that, everything was so predictable and so mainstream, and I actually found it pretty hard to get into the books 😦

Which is why I really don’t understand how so many people have given it such high reviews. But I guess that means that you might still like them, though I think it’s pretty doubtful😬

I know this is a shorter review, but sadly, I really don’t have much to day about it other than the fact that it’s pretty lifeless and drab. Yup, that’s about as many synonyms I can think of right now for boring.


2 thoughts on “Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

  1. Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking a few
    minutes and actual effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

    Liked by 1 person

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