Starcrossed by Josephine Agelini.
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.
Aaah! - See, that was my first thought after reading this book. It was a total mind blowing experience.
I admit, the book started slow. You know, meet him, meet her, and so on. Then, Lucas came. And everything was confusing. Okay, maybe because I was reading the book at 11 pm, so my mind wasn't working properly, but I had to take some time to understand what was happening.
And then it really started. At page 99. From there on, the book - the story- just got better and better. I've always been fond to Greek mythology, so I liked the stories from history and how they affected the present (you know, in the Starcrossed world).
Then, we have characters. I liked pretty much all of the Delos kids, except Cassandra. I don't know why. Not that I hate or dislike her, just like her less than everyone else.
The romance in this book was, in one word, aww. But, just when things get a little better, something messes up the relationship again. The title 'Starcrossed' fits so perfectly to Helen and Lucas. That ending made me angry. Very angry. And excited for the sequel, Dreamless, due out Spring 2012. I will be waiting for it, that's sure. And last, but not least, the cover. I just Love it with a capital L. Beautiful.
Overall, 5 stars. Good job, Josephine.