BooksInNeed, with a book that had me laughing my heart out, and proved that I really am a ‘Greek geek’.
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
I’m actually in the middle of reading the second book in the saga, Dreamless. I swear, I still haven’t been able to close the book yet (still open on my desk, help!) and am totally caught up in the story. Like, the last line I finished said something like:
Yeah, I had to stop in the middle of the book or else I would never get by writing this. Starcrossed is a book that fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series (like me!) will not want to miss. Helen Hamilton always knew she was different, just not how different. When the mysterious Delos family moves into town, she realizes that the dreams (nightmares) that she has been having of a desert journey, and three women weeping the tears of blood, are more than weird, they were real. Now with blind hate for all of the Delos family, including the ‘handsome’ (her words, not mine) Luke Delos, she learns that her hate goes deeper than just her, and when they both risk their lives to save each other after an accident (that included them falling from really high altitude), they tell her that they are Scions, and that they’re descendent from the gods, with superhuman powers. That’s when Helen finds out that she could fly, use lightning, manipulation, has superhuman strength and speed, and shapeshifting. Guess who that sounds like?
Hilarious. When Helen starts being around the Delos, and they teach her how to fight, she starts falling for Lucas. Until she realizes that she was a modern day Helen of Troy. As the story goes, Paris and Helen has a forbidden romance, and when Paris goes off with Helen, they start the Trojan war. Learning that Lucas was her Paris, they stop their relationship… only to find out that they can’t stay away from each other. Will Helen’s love conquer the evil that is now rising because of the curse even the gods can’t stop? Or will it be the Trojan war all over again?
I don’t care how hard being together is, nothing is worse than being apart.
-Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Thank you, Josephine Angelini, for this novel that had me questioning true love, and hate, while I’m also threatened to die of laughter.
I’m not kidding when I say I was going to die of laughter, like this: