Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini


“I don’t care how hard it is being together, nothing is worse is being apart.”

Author: Josephine Angelini

Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary (Goodreads):

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.

My Thoughts:

So, when I read some of the reviews for this book on Goodreads, they were actually pretty comical, it seemed to me that people either loved the book or absolutely hated it, and unfortunately, I turned out not to like this book very much.

When I read the summary for it I was like WHAT? THREE WOMEN WEEPING TEARS OF BLOOD? DEMIGODS? SIGN ME UP! I was pretty disappointed in what followed. The plot was somewhat original, but there were some elements in the story that were pretty predictable. I didn’t really like any of the characters, including the main character, Helen, she was just too perfect, which didn’t really make her easy to relate to. Like come on, you have to have some flaws! Angelini’s writing didn’t exactly work wonders on me either, sometimes her writing got me so confused. Overall, her writing just seemed a bit rushed. The family dynamic actually reminded me of Twilight a little bit so…there’s that.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some parts that I did enjoy. I really liked learning about the Greek mythology and stories, and there were even some parts where I chuckled a little.

My Rating: 2 Stars

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