Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
487 pages
Date: April 1st, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Fantasy, Greek Mythology
Level: YA
Source: Taherah...from here...
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
How do you defy destiny?

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.

       Starcrossed is amazing!!!! This book is so fun and hilarious I literally laughed out loud on occasion(my parents now thing I'm crazy, but that's okay because it's probably true). Helen is so wonderful. She's funny and sweet and her own kind of bad-ass. I just, I can't. Really all of Josephine Angelini's characters are great and hilarious. All of them. Giggles(Claire), Lucas, Jason, Jerry, Hector, all of them. 
     Moving on... I really enjoyed this book because, unlike most books it wasn't love (or lust) at first sight. It was pure, unadulterated rage. I also really liked how you were just as confused as Helen and Helen's reaction towards it. At first she's just tries her hardest to stay away from the Delos family(because she's a genuinely good person) but after she runs into them on multiple occasions and still has no idea/isn't told what's going on she snaps in her Helen way. It is also really cool how even though Helen and Lucas hate each other they are drawn towards each other,specifically, and how they each feel the strongest amount of hatred for each other. Its like no matter what they are feeling towards each other it is always the strongest that they feel that emotion.
     NEXT! OMG JUST THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT GO ON!!!! THEY ARE SO FANTASTIC !!!!!  Okay I'm going to start with the easy one: Helen and Jerry. Their relationship is so CUTE!!!!!! Because even though Jerry is the parent they seem to switch off and Jerry is so sweet and adorably funny and loves Helen so much!!!!! Now Helen and Claire. Let me just take this moment to say that Giggles is the bestest best friend to ever exist. She is small and smart but sarcastic and totally blunt. She makes my day. Gig is Helen's perfect counterpart: sarcastic and open to her timid niceness and petite and adorable to Helen's tall, gorgeousness. Hector, Hector, Hector, Hector. He is just an amazing guy, really, I can't describe him. Just trust me on this one when I say he is an awesome character. Last...Lucas. Oooooohhhhhh, Lucas. I think I'll let Helen describe him, since I think she does it best. "She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have a sex change operation. He would be so worth it." The complete and utter truth.
     This book haunts me. Its one of those that look at me every time I walk by my shelf and says,"When are you going to pick me up and open me again? I will sit here waiting for you until you do. Please come soon," with big sad puppy dog eyes that break my heart to walk away from. I'm usually not strong enough to walk away though......Okay so you know that annoying thing where during the first like 150 pages of a paperback book the pages wont stay open unless you're holding them down? Yeah, I've read this book so many times I only have that problem with the first 70.....Its a really, really good book...... READ IT.......
*walks away before I die*

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