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.
This was a re-read for me because I read this book back at the beginning of the year for the first time and to be honest this was then my first greek mythology like book.
And I loved it!
It has another way of "teaching" you the myths of the Greek Gods than in Percy Jackson series, which my friends and I manly read it BECAUSE we like the Starcrossed trilogy that much.
The characters are great and the developement of each's charcater's characteristics (holy gods what a sentence).
The romance is cute and it has a highschool setting aswell, what I really like in thist book, manly because of Hergie :D
Even though I didn't love Helen at the beginning of the book since she was a little mehh in my opinion, she grew more and more and I loved here more and more thoughout the discovery of her demigod beeing.
Helens freinds from school, Claire and Matt, are fun and Hector and the twins are just adorable.
I recommend this book (and trilogy) to everyone who liked and loved the Percy Jackson books and/or is into greek mythology!
And even if you're not one of those things: read it!It is a great paranormal (I would say) read you'll love!