Author: Josephine Angelini
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Description: 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 post marks my first post on WordPress! So I thought that I should write about one of my all time favourite books, which is also in my opinion a very underrated book and book series.
I read Starcrossed about two years ago and it is my most read book. The storyline to this is so perfect. Helen believes that she is an outcast and that she isn’t ‘normal’, and there is a very good reason why! I think she is such a strong character who grows throughout this series, let alone this book. The storyline revolves around Helen meeting the Delos family, who she instantly wants to kill. She wants to kill one of them in particular: Lucas. With the help of the Delos family, she now comes to terms with her being a demigod, which turns her life on its head.
The characters in this book are the type who you instantly connect with. The Delos family are welcoming but mysterious, Helen is nervous but strong, Claire is sweet but stern, and Matt is lovely but protective. You won’t forget them for a long time.
I didn’t give this book 5 stars because I found that the opening was quite slow, and even though it’s one of my most loved books, I still feel just as bored reading the beginning as I did when I first read it. But that is a minor improvement when compared with the sheer wonder of the book.
I would definitely recommend that this book is on your shelf immediately!
Love, TheFictionalWanderer x