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“One of the most cinematic books I’ve ever read. Dramatic and intense! I can’t tell you how many times I gasped while reading this book. Starcrossed plays out like a movie in your head.”

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"One of the most cinematic books I've ever read. Dramatic and intense! I can't tell you how many times I gasped while reading this book. Starcrossed plays out like a movie in your head."--Sophie Jordan, author of FIRELIGHT

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  • File Size: 1708 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (May 31, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2011
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JN1D3W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Josie was born in a tiny town in Massachusetts called Ashland. When she meets people from Massachusetts and tells them 'what part' she hails from, she usually gets one of two answers. The first is: "Isn't that in Oregon?" And the second is: "I drove by it once on Rt. 9, I think."

Her next stop was about as different from Ashland as it gets without leaving the country. As soon as Josie was legal, she packed a bag and moved to New York City to attend NYU. Somehow, she managed to squeeze in a little higher learning between bartending shifts and graduated with a BFA.

Massively in debt with college loans, she then moved to Los Angeles for reasons that are still a little blurry. Something about the weather was mentioned, and a vague idea to write poetry and find herself. She found that she is a terrible poet, but she never gave up on the writing bit.

Josie still lives in Los Angeles with her husband and now writes YA fiction.

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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Book Obsession.. on May 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Helen has always tried to hide her differences and knows that her face holds a beauty like no other, yet instead of this being a asset in her eyes, she finds it be a major flaw as it draws attention to herself. She is painfully shy, to the point where she experiences horrendous pains whenever any attention is drawn to her. When she starts having nightmares that come to life as well as startling visions of three screaming women who cry tears of blood she knows that she won't be able to hide her true self much longer. To make matters worse those three women go into an absolute fury driving Helen with the need to kill whenever she runs into one of the Delos teens, especially Lucas. What Helen doesn't know is that the fates have ensured that these two will replay the roles of one of the greatest tragedies of all time, destined to be star crossed lovers with the highest stakes imaginable.

I've always loved anything to do with Greek mythology, especially books that turn the myth into reality in a modern setting. Starcrossed does exactly this. However, what is different is that it paints the gods as petulant beings that no longer have a role in human's lives. Well, as long as the demigods keep their end of the bargain that is. This was a really interesting twist on the typical mythology story, and made Starcrossed really stand out from the crowd. The idea of fated roles is really intriguing, especially since there is still the possibility that the characters could potentially find a way around that destiny and choose their own paths.

This may seem to be a little funny, but I couldn't help but be a little frustrated at the major roadblocks standing in the way between Lucas and Helen, especially considering the title.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Book Runner on July 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love Greek mythology so when I read the review on "Starcrossed", I knew I had to get it and it does not disappoint! Helen of Troy, Paris, Ajax, Daphne, Hector, Fates and the three Furies; they are all here from the Trojan War and the romance, whew! FABULOUS!

Helen knows she is not normal. She can run extremely fast and is incredibly strong. Her mother left her when she was a baby and she has been raised on the island of Nantucket by her father these last 17 years. Her best friend is Clair, an oriental smart mouth who suspects Helen is not normal, but loves her anyway.

The Delos family moves to Nantucket and Helen's visions of three sobbing girls with bloody feet drive her to attack Lucas, one of the brothers. He is able to stop her from killing him, so she realizes his family is different like she is. Struggling to overcome their desires to kill each other, Helen saves Lucas after he has saved her from falling after flying, and the desire to kill each other is over. The blood-curse is broken. Now they can't stay apart from each; other only their romance is forbidden because if they are ever together, a war would break out similar to the Trojan War, and lots of people would die.

Helen and the Delos family are demigods who are controlled by the Furies and Fate which cannot be thwarted. All the demigods of the four houses of Zeus are cursed to relive the errors of their predecessors whom they are named after. Starcrossed lovers are doomed since the Trojan War to relive the tragedy of never being able to be together. Helen and Lucas are no different but they are determined to fight Fate or at least find an end to the curse.

This was a well written story, especially near the end when wall the action and adventure was happening at once.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nicole's Book Blog on May 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
When I started reading the book, I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to like it mainly because I didn't feel anything for the characters. That changed rather quickly. I can now honestly say I loved this book. "Starcrossed" has to be one of the most thrilling books I've read in a while. It is the story of Helen, a teenage girl who happens to be a demigod, and Lucas, a demigod in an opposing house. With Lucas' help, Helen begins to learn who she is and the powers she has. But when she falls for him, and he for her, things begin to become complicated. The gods don't want them together and their families will do whatever possible to keep them apart. When you start getting to know more about Helen and Lucas, you start to feel their pain, their happiness, and even their loss -- it becomes nearly impossible to put the book down.

Do I think its a must read? Definitely.
I'm dying to know more now that I'm finished.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rsmit887 on July 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
There are just no words to describe the awesome that is Starcrossed. The story is based on Greek mythology, or more specifically The Trojan War. Ms. Angelini definitely did her homework when writing this story. It is obvious to readers that she thoroughly researched the topic, but what is even more impressive is that she modernized the story in such a way that makes readers also want to learn more about it. She was able to convey her story in a way that reaches readers on an emotional level. Starcrossed is beautifully written. There are no "hangups" in the flow that would make one stop and question what was just read. I was so entranced with Starcrossed that I was depressed when I learned that I was over halfway through the book. I wish it was so much longer. Luckily, the second book in the trilogy, Dreamless, is already completed and will be released sometime in 2012. The sooner the better I say, because you can never get enough of this heartbreaking tragedy that Ms. Angelini has created.

The plot is to die for, literally. Helen and Lucas are a power couple. There interactions are so real, but also so magical. When they first meet, they are overwhelmed by one another which leads to an altercation. No matter how hard they try, they cannot stay away from each other. Helen and her father have quite the relationship. Their interactions are quite comical, especially when they are alone. Her father, Jerry, is quite a character himself with his quirky comments. He knows how to help Helen, but also when he should drop the subject. He provides the support that she needs. The entire Delos family is something to behold. Each is dreamy and otherwordly. The descriptions of the characters creates such a vivid picture that it is almost as if the reader is in the scene watching it unfold.
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