My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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. (Amazon, Starcrossed Kindle Edition)

I love this book. It is a great combination of teenage trouble, Greek mythology and everything in-between.

If possible, it would have received 4,5 stars out of the possible five; but alas, it’s not.

This book is great. Not just in one area, but all of them. The characters are great, the setting of the plot is awesome, the language is well used and all the usual themes are touched at least once. The one thing that would have gotten the book five stars would have been for it to not only target YA readers, but an adult audience as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love YA-books (and this one is labelled YA. Yes, I know adults can still read it; heck, adults read Harry Potter which is labelled as a children’s book series), I read them all the time and enjoy almost every one of them. It just feels like there should have been something more to the story. I just can’t put my finger on what.

Ha, don’t know if this review will be understandable or if it is just very confusing and incoherent – so back to the main point. This book is awesome and I would without any reservations at all recommend this book to my friends and family.

– Sofia Sundfors

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