Waiting on Wednesday (41) - Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: May 31, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary (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.
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...

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  1. Liz, I'm almost done this book now. It is FANTASTIC! If you love Greek Mythology like I do then you will definitely eat this up. I can't believe how amazing it is and Lucas...whoa is all I'm going to say lol. The book is almost 500 pages and reading it has flown by.

  2. and by I, I mean Ashley lol It must get so hard to tell who is who. Sorry about that :-)

  3. I've read some really positive reviews about this one and like you, I am in love with the concept. Awesome WoW!

    My WoW

  4. I can't wait for this one either! My friend read it and loved it! Great Wow! :)

  5. I loved, loved, loved Starcrossed. I have a review on my blog, spoiler free. I know y'all will love it as much as I did, Josie did a fantastic job entwining Greek mythology with modern times. It's the first book on my new ONE-SIT-READ's!

    Just saw BJ's post - Lucas is... WHOA... LOL! The book flies by and before you know it you're done and bummed out because it's over!

    Sorry, got a little excited there. I was in a reading slump and Starcrossed kind of pulled me out of it :o]

    My WOW:

    Kristi's WOW

  6. Ashley- Yay!!! I'm so glad to hear you're loving it so far!! lol, Lucus and then dot dot dot... you can't leave me hanging like that! I'm guessing he must have some swooning qualities!!

    Kristi- haha, no need to say sorry for being so excited!! That's awesome! So glad to hear you enjoyed it as well!


  7. Oohhh, I've seen this book in giveaways all around the blogosphere! It looks so great and sounds great! It's an interesting concept and I would love to read it! :)

  8. I love all the mythology in YA too! I cannot wait for this one either! Love the cover!

  9. I have heard wonderful things about this one - I can't wait for it! I love the cover.

  10. I have heard so many great things about this pick! I cannot wait to get started!!! Thank you for sharing :D