Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Book Review of Starcrossed by Josephine Angeline written by guest reviewer Lynn Worton


 
Book Review of Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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.
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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...

Review 6 out of 5

Helen Hamilton lives on a small island in Nantucket where nothing much ever happens. So when she hears that there is a new family moving there, she is curious about them. But when she meets the Delos family for the first time, she is consumed by rage and tries to kill Lucas. Trying to understand her reaction to the Delos family, Helen begins to delve in to her family's past and the mysterious curse that surrounds her.

I fell in love with this book! I had heard it was good, but I didn't realise how good it was until I read it. Helen is an awkward, shy 16/almost 17-year-old teenager who sort of reminds me of me at that age. She has one best friend, Claire. I just love the camaraderie between the two of them. But when Helen meets Lucas, sparks don't just fly, there's a brushfire! Lucas's character is to die for! He's gorgeous! I wasn't sure how Josephine would bring these two characters together, but she did it with panache. I loved the way she managed to make the story so believable, it's as if the Gods from Olympus are actually still alive and well. I can't wait to find out what happens next! I have already pre-ordered my copy of Starcrossed: Dreamless, which is due for release at the beginning of July. - Lynn Worton
 
Guest reviewer   - Lynn Worton
 

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