Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday [67] - Starcrossed

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.
Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?
Reason: I admit the first paragraph of the synopsis had me scratching my head and kinda thinking wtf? But as I read on the book definitely sounded a lot more appealing. I'm not too familar with Helen of Troy and her history but I'd love to read this and maybe do a bit of research on the story as well... we'll see =) I enjoy books that make me want to go and find out more about the subject!
Cover Discussion: The cover is what got my attention as I was scrolling through goodreads. I love the whimsical feeling the cover model has and the dark clouds are a great backdrop. It could be better but than again it could be worse. I'm liking it though.
Starcrossed will be released May 31st!

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audreygeddes said...

I love any story set in Nantucket. This is great - thanks for the wonderful review! I just finished another good book by Michele Marie Tate called, Blood, Money, Power, which is a powerful story that follows a corrupt family for three generations starting in 1920 during the Hearst castle era of the golden Hollywood age. It was so good I want to read it again.

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