Saturday, 19 May 2012

Starcrossed #1 Starcrossed

A new and modern take on the greatest classic of all times of a face that launched a thousand ships. Presenting my views of Starcrossed #1 Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.

Here is the summary of the book:

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention. Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

You had never really had a love interest before but then you see the one who is meant to be your soulmate and true love but you have the sudden urges to kill him/her on sight...definitely not a peaceful love life for you. And this is what Starcrossed is based upon. 

It all begins on the island of Nantucket with the beautiful and strong Helen Hamilton who leads a peaceful high school life (somewhat!) with her best friend Claire but it all changes when she sees Lucas Delos for the first time and tries to kill him right there in front of the whole school. And its not just with Lucas but the entire Delos family....i.e., whenever any member of the Delos family is in her vicinity she sees these ghastly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears resulting in both Helen and the Delos family to feel large bouts of irrational hate and the desire to end each others life. 

Fate sure knows the ways of messing with love because Helen and Lucas find out the three ladies or aptly the three fates insist on them playing the front-runner in the biggest Greek tragedy of the face that launched a thousand ships aka Helen of Troy, and as her namesake she is destined to to start a war by falling in love. While Helen and Lucas clearly love each other and there is a powerful attraction in play....but it all comes to them - will they take the easy way out risk everything or sacrifice it all to save everyone. 

Starcrossed in every ways was Starcrossed, truly an emotional ride. To the feeling of first and true love to the realization of the heart break that you can't be the development of things and the fight for what is right - Starcrossed is one hell of an amazing piece by Ms. Angelini. The chemistry between Helen and Lucas is simply very sizzling and throughout the pages you will feel everything they feel, every joy, sorrow, happiness and the simplest of feeling shared between people in love. There is one good thing about Helen - she is not whiny or ditsy and Lucas is definitely not a masochist. Action lovers will also not be disappointed, there is plenty of that throughout. Helen is one hell of a heroine, she is a fighter and she is resilient but she is also downright very shy. Lucas is everything a girl wants for in a boy - tall, dark and handsome! Thus, things are definitely looking bleek but i'd very much like to see what Lucas and Helen's future will hold, if their demigod ancestry is of any question....

"Its a mystery, suspenseful and thrilling page turner - you are a fan of Greek mythology and love a good young adult story with all the elements of fun, love, happiness etc. and this is the one book you can't miss out on or recommend others to"

Genre :      Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Mythology

Publisher: Harper TEEN

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)


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