Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Book Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angellini

Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release Date: 03/06/2011
Genre: Historical fiction/fantasy

When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton sees 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.
With an ancient curse making them loathe one another, Lucas and Helen have to keep their distance. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen . . .

Angelini brings an electrifying spin on Greek mythology where action, romance, and suspense fill the pages. I love how she has included the Helen of troy and Paris story in the modern times. What really engaged me about the story was the unique idea of how Helen first hated Lucas. Unlike many other fantasy novels the heroine of the book didn't fall head over heels with the protagnosist straight away. Instead she felt another strong emotion, hatred and this is what made me pick up the book in the first place.

I was constantly in suspense when I was reading it, wanting to know what happened next. It is defininetly worth reading and if your fans of Romeo and Juliet and starcrossed lovers story you would love this!
I cannot wait for the sequel.


  1. I absolutley loved this book! Greek mythology.... demi gods....good verses evil....fab characters can't wait for Dreamless in the spring! I'm of to the greek Islands to findmy Lucas :)

  2. The Book Sisterhood19 August 2011 at 13:38

    Lucas sounded so hot in this book! Damn i'm soo coming with you ;)


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