Josephine AngeliniPublished by Macmillan 2011
"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." Goodreads
I had read a few bad reviews but decided to invest in this anyway. All I can say is wow. I loved every single one of the 514 pages. Demigods, and Lucas and superpowers. It's just a really good read. One of the best of 2011. The mythology wasn't butchered like it has been done in so many novels, the characters were interesting and the story although long wasn't too slow paced.
The only disappointment was when Helen and Lucas kiss. I mean you wait for it for so long it's a little anti climatic. Hopefully there will be a better one in the sequel. I'm really impatient, I don't think I'll be able to wait until May for Dreamless.
I give Starcrossed five whole milky way magic stars