Friday, February 17, 2012
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Summary from http://www.josephineangelini.com/books.php
(please check out the website)
Helen Hamilton has always tried to hide how different she is—no easy feat on an island as small as Nantucket, and only getting harder as she finds herself haunted by hallucinations and vivid nightmares.
It's not until she crosses paths with Lucas Delos at school that Helen's true heritage is finally revealed. Yet even as Lucas helps her awaken to her startling powers, they can never be together—not unless they can break free from the tragic destiny the Three Fates have in store.
Starcrossed is a book I would like to own, here that Auntie? It's been added to my books-I'd-like-to-own-list. Maybe one day. I've read it twice, and I lOVE it. It's so good, and I love the cover. I want a purple dress like that. I'm also happy because it fulfills the Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge AND the YA Mythology Challenge. So it's about these two people Helen and Lucas, who are demigods and come from different houses/families/bloodlines. Lucas is a Delos, belonging to Apollo and the house of Thebes. Helen is one of the last of Aphrodite's descendants of the house of Atreus. There's also the houses of Poseidon and Athena. Lucas and Helen try to kill each other, but when they save each other's lives, they break the cycle of blood to blood to more blood, and end up falling in love. He teachers her how to fly, and use her lightning powers. There's also this guy named Creon of the house of Thebes who wants to kill Helen so that there is only one house left and Atlantis can be raised, which is like the paradise for the demigods. Since it's rumored that the house of Thebes and Atreus are the only ones left, Lucas and Helen can't be together, because the houses cannot unite. And there's Helen's best friend Claire, who is nicknamed Giggles. How can anyone not love a character named Giggles? So naturally I feel in love with her too. All of these things along with the Oracle Cassandra, the Underworld and a River, and the two healer Delos twins, and Helen's mother, Hector Delos (enough said about him), and it's set on Nantucket by the ocean no less, will help Helen and Lucas break the cycle of blood to blood to more blood and free the houses from the Fates. Naturally, I loved it.
Dreamless is the sequel to Starcrossed, and comes out in May 2012. I cannot wait! Here's what the cover looks like.
In the Underworld, every night is forever.
Posted by Rachel Rooney at 6:23 PM