Helen Hamilton has grown up on the small island of Nantucket her entire life, raised by her father. In all of her 16 years, she never knew her mother. She's almost used to the stares everyone gives her, for her unnatural beauty. She knows she's stronger and faster than everyone else, but the last thing Helen ever wants is to be noticed. In fact Helen will go to any length to blend in with the crowd.
Everything changes when the Delos family moves to town. Especially when Helen first spots Lucas Delos. Their encounter and her surprise reaction means Helen can never go back to life as she knew it, now that the fates have stepped in. Literally. Helen and Lucas and his family are destined to replay the roles of the three fates and relive the Greek Mythology (or is it Greek History???) story of Paris and Helen of Troy. Can they escape fate? Helen learns things about her ancestry that she didn't think was possible and finds herself at times, literally fighting for her life.
I loved this modern take on Greek Mythology. It was not what I was expecting as far as typical love stories go, and was refreshingly original. I was immediately taken with these characters and traded sleep time to read it. Upon finishing it, I found myself re-reading several sections of the book to savor the story. I simply cannot wait for the sequel, to find out what the future holds for these characters.
"Starcrossed" by Josephine Angelini is available for pre-order and scheduled for release May 31, 2011.