Starcrossed(Starcrossed #1)

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) Starcrossed Summary:
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.

Starcrossed Review:
When I first started this book I was really confused at what was going in this book. The main characters suddenly hate each other and it was just weird. As the story progressed though it got a lot better and I fell in love with the characters. I don't think the story could have been anymore cooler.

This might be a spoiler: this book had a totally different way of looking at the book which I thought was really cool(Greek gods and Demi gods). I was a bit curious how only 4 of the gods were mentioned though. I was missing Hades. The gods unlike in the other series were pure evil and were meant to be trapped on Mount Olympus. The gods weren't playing a very big part of this novel.

I found it kinda creepy and interesting how the people in each line have the exact same face as the people they are named after and the god they are related to. The Fates are different because they are spirits that cry tears of blood and the furies are not better. The characters that we think of as weak suddenly turn out to be strong and make the decisions that could have ended up saving other people's lives. The idea that new scions (demigods) will repeat history like their predecessors. This means that Helen and Lucas will repeat the history that was the Trojan War. Helen's mom also makes a surprise appearance and that brings in some very serious results that were catastrophic. Lucas's cousin, Hector is just like Paris's brother back in Troy and seems to hate Helen for all she's worth, while Helen has to hide all this from her best friends. And some are starting to get suspicious so it adds suspense. The characters were different and you could feel the history between the characters. Overall the book was really good and I the other books are supposed to be even better.

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