Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini
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?
Josephine did a lovely job writing this book! I fell in love with Helen & Lucas and their Families. I can't say enough good things about this book really, it has twists and turns throughout the book and keeps you on your toes. There is never a dull moment! This really is a must read and I cannot wait for book two!
Helen Hamilton is just trying to make it through high school, she possesses the power to run faster than most people but that is just the start. She knows she’s always been different from most kids. When the Delos family moves onto Nantucket Island, she has the sudden urge to kill Lucas—one of the Delos boys. The closer she gets to him the more she wants to kill him. She finally realizes it’s the Fates who are doing this. But after a brief visit with death, both Lucas and Helen realize the Three Fates aren’t following them anymore. As they get closer to one another now that The Fates are leaving them alone they start to fall in love with one another. With The Fates out of the way for now certain people move in who want her dead, will love be enough to save her?
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