Hello. After a minor reading slump because of college and projects (and being depressed because i want to read Percy but my package is delayed 😥 ) i finally finished Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.
I picked it up because (as i said) i wanted something with mythology and this had it. (Be aware it’s very very VERY different from the Greek Mythology from Percy). I do have the entire trilogy, so i might do a marathon through them.
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.
On GoodReads, it has a lot of mixed reviews. In the beginning i wasn’t enjoy it. It felt very “Twilighty”. Nothing against it, i just didn’t feel it.
Helena begins being a “weak” girl. Lives in a small city, has a couple of friends, doesn’t talk much and suffers some type of bullying and everyone thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the island. Very relatable to a large audience. Her best friend is very “out there”, best student in the school and Matt, who is her friend, is the friend zoned boy.
Then the Delos family appears and everything changes. They are from Europe and all of them are beautiful. Helena doesn’t understand why they have such an effect on her, specially Lucas. But she later finds out that maybe she isn’t has normal has she thought.
This was the critic point for me. I would either stop here or continue. On the left hand i had a character i wasn’t enjoying has much has i wanted. In the other things started to change and the plot got a little better. The first chapters were all about how weak Helena was, and how she depended on the Delos family and how perfect they were.
This was the time i thought about stopping, i never stop books but i don’t like that kind of plot and this was starting to be a lot like that. But then (to me) the plot started to turn itself around and it was about the mystery and not about other things.
If you like Greek Mythology and some torrid romance, i think this is perfect for you. And if you read something about Greek Mythology and think this is all stupid thing, give it a try maybe you could go pass through the magical element and enjoy the plot itself.
I gave it 4 stars, i enjoyed it in the end. But didn’t blew my mind.
Thanks for your time and next the review with some spoilers and more information!
Like i said before, i didn’t enjoyed this book in the beginning, maybe because o projects for college, i’m not quite sure. But half way the plot started to be a little more interesting. By the end i was enjoying it.
What i have to point is that i’m not actually quite a fan of romance, but that is in general. I rarely find a book where i like the romance. I enjoyed Lucas and Helena but sometimes i would rather read the plot. But! I can’t complain much because usually the romance only takes a few pages and the drama only a page or two.
They really really REALLY through they were cousins? Please…. If they like Ajax so much how in the h*ll did they didn’t saw that? Oh well, drama things. A really hope this is solved quickly in the next book (already reading it).
The greek mythology… after reading Percy is hard to keep up with that! Although i enjoy this type of ‘powers’ i don’t envision them as real as i envision Percy. But as i said, very very different books. Don’t think because you like greek mythology you would like this. It’s fast passed (sometimes) but for me Percy was a lot more. It’s like Drama/Action (Starcrossed) vs Action (Percy).
Hope you enjoy the review and my reading slump is over!