Waiting on Wednesday (41) - Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini10:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Summary (from Goodreads):
How do you defy destiny?I'm definitely loving the rise in YA novels that feature Greek mythology and Starcrossed is no exception! It's the first novel in a new trilogy by debut author Josephine Angelini and by the sounds of it, the series will be a modern retelling of The Illiad. I'm sure we'll be left anxiously wondering how the two star-crossed lovers will find a way to be together as we read along...
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.