Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Title: Starcrossed (#1)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9780330529730
Genre: Young Adult
First Published: April 2011
Buy It: Bookdepository

Destiny brought them together.
The gods will keep them apart.

When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.
An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next...

I absolutely love YA's with greek mythology. When I started this book I had no idea what it was about so I was pleasantly surprised. The first time Helen and Lucas meet was so awesome. I love how badass Helen was in that moment. But I've got to say, those furies really scared the crap out of me..

Starcrossed is a very original book. I can't compare it to anything, and I don't even want to. It's an amazing book and you will be completely absorbed in it from the start. I read it for the read-a-thon so I finished it within a day, but even if I would've read it at any other time, I still would have been so addicted that couldn't do anything but read.  In the beginning I didn't like that Helen was so incredibly shy that she even got cramps when people looked at her, so I'm glad that eventually you find out the reason for that. Lucas and his family are great. I loved all of them.

At the end of the book, a few devastating things happen, some of which really bothered me, that's why it's getting 4,5 stars instead of 5. The day after I finished Starcrossed, I bought the sequel: Dreamless. I can't wait to see how this story will continue. Josephine Angeline has turned me into an addict.

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