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I'm a librarian based in the UK who loves books. I'm happiest when I'm either talking about them, reading them or buying them. This blog is dedicated mainly to my addiction to YA fiction but you will also find some adult and non-fiction book reviews as well.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #18

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.  Head on over there to take part or to check out all the other fabulous books that people are looking forward to reading! 
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Published by MacMillan on 3rd June 2011

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?

There are some fantastic books being published this year and 'Starcrossed' is one that I'm looking forward to immensely.  I love the fact that it draws upon Greek tragedy and the whole concept for the story sounds amazing.  The UK and US covers are both gorgeous and I can't wait to have this one gracing my bookshelves.   

4 comments:

  1. that is an awesome pick - I can't wait to get this one!!

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  2. Hey!:)
    I have this book on my wishlist too, it sounds sooo interesting and intriguing! It has a great, refreshing concept! Great pick, I can't wait to read it!;)
    xoxo

    My WoW

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  3. I am looking forward to this one too - so pretty :D

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  4. Angsty love gone awry. I love it!!! I'm a new follower.

    bethfred.com

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