Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Starcrossed Review


Helen Hamiliton has always tried to hide how different she is—no easy feat on an island as small as Nantucket, and only getting harder as she finds herself haunted by hallucinations and vivid nightmares.
It’s not until she crosses paths with Lucas Delos at school that Helen’s true heritage is finally revealed. Yet even as Lucas helps her awaken to her startling powers, they can never be together—not unless they can break free from the tragic destiny the Three Fates have in store.

What I Liked
Greek Mythology & Romeo and Juliet
Josephine beautifully wove our modern time with Greek mythology and the tale of star-crossed lovers of opposing feuding families. She took one of the most known legendary foolish lovers Helen and Troy and put their tragic love story into our modern time making it exciting, dramatic and wonderfully gripping. I love Greek mythology reading any story that uses mythology I always have to try it and this story I just devoured. I got it yesterday in the mail and now I'm done and left wanting MORE! The use of other Greek characters like Cassandra, Ajax, Hector, Jason, Castor and many more is very fun to find the similarities, but also the differences and to see where Josephine decided to insert her own creative genius into the story molding it into her own creation.
Star Crossed Lovers
I have always loved reading out these tragic tales, I can't help but love the dramatic pull of to love or not to love. Helen and Lucas do not disappoint with their love affair. They are both so gripping and you want them to be together so much, but there is so much at stake if they join, it is completely unbearable and I just want more.

I don't know what else to say, I don't want to ruin and spoil your own discovery of the story when you are reading it. I will also till tell you that all the characters are fantastic, the family dynamics are fun, the love interest is intense and the Fates are VERY cruel.

What I Didn't Like
Coming to the end of the book! Now I have to wait probably at least another year to find out what happens (if that is what Josephine's release contract is for the books) and I really don't want to. I'm being so whiny I know, but I completely love it!
The only other thing I had difficult with was at the beginning, I felt a little thrown in to Helen's world and it took me a little to figure out what was going on. The story took a few chapters for me to make sense of the world that Josephine has created, but once Helen met the Delos family the big picture started to come into focus.

Put this down in your planner, go get it the day it comes out or go pre-order it now! 
Amazon $11.21
Borders $17.99 plus 10% off if you are a plus member and use a 33% off coupon and you will get free shipping (around $11.93)

Release date it May 31, 2011 in Hardback

This book series will be trilogy. She has finished up book 2 and is currently working on book 3. For more information you can go here
She will be doing a few of the stops with the Dark Days of Supernatural summer tour
Arizona and Michigan (I'm so sad she won't be coming to Oregon, can be petition the agent to send her to Oregon?)
Check out Facebook's page Pitch Dark Event for more information

Just start stalking her on her FB page, Twitter and follower her blogs, she will still be doing occasional contests for ARC's of the book.

Do you love Greek Mythology as much as I do? Any favorite stories?

Thank you Josephine for this copy, 
I will cherish it forever!
Just keep in mind, I didn't copy Homer exatualy- There is a lot of the Orestes cycles in my plot.
Happy reading



Fiktshun said...

I wish I didn't have so many books in my TBR. I've been checking out all the reviews for this book and it looks amazing!

I completely agree with being whiny about a book that you love and have to wait a whole year for the sequel.

I love that you broke out the "Starcrossed Lovers" in the review as I immediately jumped to that part. Great review and this books sounds like it will be torturous in a good way.

Kristina said...

If/when you get a copy you have to move it to the front of the line. I put other books on hold so I could read this and it was so worth it.

LindsayWrites said...

Hey girl I put the link up for ya in the original post! :)

Fiktshun said...

It was so torturous. I loved it so much I read it twice. You were so lucky to get it early, but I don't think I'd have wanted to have to wait that long for the second book.

I really will have to read this again soon, I already miss it.

Love your review even more now that I've read it :)