Title: Starcrossed

Publisher: HarperCollins

Imprint: HarperTeen

Pub Date: 31st May 2011

ISBN: 9780062011992

Author:Josephine Angelini

As a child, I’ve always been intrigued by Greek mythologies. I could still remember the times when I was still a teenager, I would go on and on and read thick books on Greek Gods, Goddesses, fair maidens and creatures of fantasies.

I’m all grown up now, and yet I am still intrigued with Greek myths and legends, and therefore, when I saw Starcrossed available for review in Netgalley, I knew that I have to snatch it up immediately.

Starcrossed is a modern blend of fantasy, magic, romance that’s loosely inspired by the Greek princess… Helen of Sparta… or rather, Helen of Troy, the maiden whose face launched a thousand ships.

Starcrossed is so beautifully written and it does not disappoint me. When I read it, I felt as if I was transported into another world and my heart beats twice faster when Helen, the main protagonist of Starcrossed was hurled into strange predicament.

A fantastic, gripping and inspiring read. Highly recommended to readers who love mythology but want to try something that has a modern take in it.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Book description:

Helen Hamilton has always known she’s different from the other teens on tiny Nantucket, but it’s not until Lucas Delos moves to town that she realizes just how special she is. Facing Lucas in the halls of high school, Helen’s possessed by a powerful need to kill him–and she almost succeeds. But when their mutual hatred of each other transforms into desire, Helen and Lucas discover they are both Scions–descendants of Greek gods–and that their two families have for centuries been engaged in a deadly blood feud. As Lucas teaches Helen to use her powers, which include flying, controlling lightning, and an immunity to weapons (in addition to her gorgeous face, which she’s inherited from a certain namesake whose own face “launched a thousand ships”), the two grow ever closer–but can never be together until they find a way around the curse that’s destined to keep them apart.

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