Review: Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini

Published: 03 June 2011 Format: Paperback 528 pages Categories: Romance Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells ...

  • Published: 03 June 2011
  • Format: Paperback 528 pages
  • Categories: Romance
Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.
Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?


  When I bought this book, it was strictly because I knew it contained Greek mythology. And I love Greek mythology. Period.

  I honestly loved the beginning and Helen's struggle and when everything was a mystery. But then, it all just became mediocre in my opinion. Lucas feels like it's 2 or 3 characters, meaning if I wasn't told in certain situations it's him talking, I wouldn't have believed it. His actions are not consistent, he's all over the place, at least that's the impression he gave me. Helen, on the other hand it's Helen from beginning to end. She sticks true to herself, yes she suffers a lot of changes and she's slowly discovering herself and who she really is, but it just feels like it truly is Helen, from the point where you get to know her, to the very end.

  "She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have to get a sex change operation. He would be so worth it." Really Helen? REALLY? It felt like she wanted him really badly really quick, when they were just beginning to know each other. I can understand why though - with all the God body and everything -, but these things are a big turn-off for me when I read a book.

  It was a bad read... truly bad. Not gonna read the sequel.

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  1. Great review, I've had my eye on this one since it was published:)
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. Well, i hope you'll like it more than i did ^^'