Review: Starcrossed (Starcrossed Book 1) by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)
by Josephine Angelini

ebook, 310 pages
Published May 31st 2011


Details from Goodreads:

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.


Since the Trojan War, There are four different bloodlines of scions.
The Furies are their curse.
Vengeance is their cycle.

I didn’t say I dint like it. It was just OK.
Same old, same old.

Find the hidden "TWILIGHT"

[Drum roll] tada! There you are the....

Yep that’s right, reading Starcrossed was like reading twilight all over again except that there’s no prey-predator love or bloodsucking vampz war, instead there’s a recreating of Trojan War and adding some starcrossed love drama which by the way gives 10 points for "Starcrossed".

The idea itself was so promising. I even get excited in the first part of the book where Helen and Lucas first met and their instinct of bloodlust. It keeps me thinking of how the story will flow. but yeah, after that It gets kind of flatly laid out that you can figure out what will happened next and the very twilight-ish didnt help this book rise its spotlight more. I mean come on, when you read this book you will definitely gonna recognize tons of 'IT' scenes and as a whole, it has a big T-W-I-L-I-G-H-T, written in bold, twilight font and silver color on it.

However, other than all the iloveyoubutidontknowwhy, loveisdoomfromthebeggining, readyfightfight, characterunknown and lots of sidetracks, Angelini does a great job of building suspense and a bit of mysteries. This book is not that badly written as well though the line keep me bothered a lot especially the "look on her/his face" thing.

...the sympathetic look on his face.
...with an incredulous look on her face.
...with a stunned look on her face.
...with a dreamy look on her face.
...with a disgusted look on her face.
...a bewildered look on her face.
...with a loving look on her face.
...with a hard look on her face.

Why try "the shit look on her face"? haha kidding.
Get my point? lots of unnecessary and repetitive details.

Oh and the third person narration is confusing or I’m just really confused for reading 7 hours straight. [audio book disc 1]
Well, I know I should love this because it’s like "you-know-what", but I don’t. I find it’s kind of weary; the over used book plot kind of weary.


  1. > the shit look on her face - haha! could be!

  2. I had a lot of fun reading ths book. I liked all the characters and how different their personalities were. The author did a great job of displaying the relationships each character had with one another. I liked Helen a lot, she was a fun main character to read about. She wasn't bland or annoyingly stubborn like common protagonists are. The setting was perfect and nicely described. I haven't been as excited for a sequel in awhile. My only con would be that the mythology aspects could get confusing and I found myself having re-read paragraphs to fully grasp the subject. But overall the mythology did give it a unique feel and it was a refreshing read, something new.


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