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A blog for all my reviews, rants, thoughts, and whatnots. Well, yeah, pretty much. Also, there will be random posts about movies, music, and other mundane stuffs like that. But this will be mostly me blabbering, ranting, and gushing about my latest read. So, if you are one who finds bliss in sipping a cup of tea while reading a book on a rainy day such as myself, then by all means, read on! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini

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.

The Review:

I just want to start this review off by saying that this book has a really good and original concept. Some review says it is too similar with
The Twilight Saga, but I can say that it is, most certainly, not. I really don't get why they keep comparing books with the said series, when there aren't much of a likeness at all.

Starcrossed, in my opinion, is one exciting and interesting book. Albeit the ending left me quite hanging in a cliff, the whole plot was bracing, most especially the climax. I liked the idea of The Furies in the story, as well as the story's connection with The Fall of Troy.

All in all, Starcrossed is definitely worth reading. Looking forward to read the next sequel. :)

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