Starcrossed

StarcrossedDe 16 Jarige Helen Woont Met Haar Vader Op Het Eiland Nantucket, Waar Zelden Iets Gebeurt Dus Wanneer De Mysterieuze Familie Delos Op Het Eiland Komt Wonen, Heeft Iedereen Het Erover Alleen Helen Wantrouwt Van Begin Af Aan De Delos Familie Dan Ontmoet Ze Lucas Hij Maakt Een Storm Aan Emoties In Haar Los Hij Is Belachelijk Knap En Ze Kan Hem Wel Met Haar Blote Handen Wurgen Door Een Oude Griekse Vloek Voelen Ze Een Diepe Haat Voor Elkaar Maar Soms Is De Liefde Sterker Dan De Haat En Kunnen Zelfs De Goden Niet Voorkomen Wat Er Gebeurt Angelini Blies Me Omver Als Je Net Als Ik Gek Bent Op Verboden Liefdes En Griekse Goden, Dan Is Dit Boek Zeker Een Aanrader De Leesfabriek Een Verrukkelijke En Onheilspellende Saga Die Me Compleet Overrompelde Net Als Helen Viel Ik Als Een Blok Voor Lucas OMG, Ik Kan Niet Wachten Om Meer Te Lezen Lauren Kate, Auteur Van O.a Fallen No, GoodReads NO.How about NO FUCKING STARS Quick, someone get me chocolate Lots and lots of chocolate I should have known that when Lauren Kate blurbed this book I wouldn t like it No, wait, that doesn t fully express my hatred for Starcrossed How about this After reading this shit storm of a book I feel like I should go straight to my book shelf and give Catastrophe Hush, Hush, My Eyes, They Bleed House of Night, Kill it with Fire Twilight, and even, yes, Are You Fuckin Kidding Me Carrier of the Mark all 5 glorious stars.This is the worst book I have ever read.Why, oh, why did I read it I should have listened to the Fates Kat, Paige, Phoebe They warned me of this, but I didn t listen I almost ALWAYS agree with them on books Why did I think this would be a different story I will never doubt your wisdom again, ladies.This one time I let myself be influenced by another popular reviewer who claimed to absolutely love this book I was conned Fooled Bamboozled Hoodwinked The only logical answer is that Hades himself was behind the plot to fry my remaining brain cells rubs chin Yes, that must be it I ve been trolled by the Lord of the Underworld himself.HADES ARE YOU HAPPY ARE YOU FUCKING HAPPY NOW WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY FOR YOURSELF Y y you heartless bastard.This review will not be nice No one will be spared Not even the children flips through her notebook Good thing I took plenty of notes then Hahahaha The Writing
Starcrossed is the story of a teenage school girl, Helen, who meets new boy, Lucas, and tries to murder him with her bare hands for no reason Lucas, also, wishes to kill Helen in a horrifically violent way because they re both demigods on the opposite side of a war.I really thought this book was going to kill me either with hypertension or an aneurysm for all the times it had me almost screaming in frustration For example Lucas is violently dragging Helen out of a supermarket Helen doesn t want to leave and is worried that Lucas is going to kill her but can t say or do anything or she ll make a scene.No Fuck no Girls, if someone is manhandling you against your will then that is actually the perfect time to make a scene Why is this concept of meek submissiveness in women perpetuated It literally costs women their lives to be like this I m not shitting you Making a scene saved my life once Big time It was the difference between seeing my parents that night or never again Or what about the part where Helen is debating meeting up with Lucas, who she knows has been trying to hurt her However, she has a feeling that he won t kill her because he doesn t seem like the type.Are we trying to perpetuate a mindset in young women that could directly cause them severe harm Approximately 2 3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.73% of sexual assault
EDIT I originally gave this book three stars, simply because it is based on Greek mythology, and I ve had a love affair with Greek mythology since I was a kid However, upon further consideration and a sudden recall of my Homer and Bullfinch, I am forced to concede that the Greek Mythology in this book is about as authentic as cranberry sauce in a can So, only two stars, and I m STILL being generous Two Twifans are walking down the street to the cinemaFangirl 1 ZOMG, I h8 steffie meyer Y hasn t she written Twilight buks alredy I miss edwrd, n bella is so cool, zomg, I jus cnt get enuf of her Fangirl 2 Did u see the trailer fr breaking dawn Omigod, arnt Robsten the cutest couple eva I cnt blive we hav 2 w8 til nvmbr fr prt 1 Fangirl 1 But at least thr r 2 movies to luk frwrd 2 Wht if smeyer neva writs anuther Twilight buk Aftr the movies, wll have nuthin 2 luk forwrd 2 sobs Fangirl 2 spots a poster at the cinema and jumps for joyFangirl 1 wht r u so excited abt Fangirl 2 this Fangirl 1 ZOMG, s thr a new twilight muvi Y
Beware of spoilers Characters So this is where I went slightly balistic I m going to talk about the two main freaks of the book.Helen Hamilton Grams is a Mary Sue She s so damn perfect and untouchable that it s difficult for me to relate to her Tall, beautiful, graceful, heavenly Hence, her nickname, Heaven Hamilton Really She s quite pathetic really She whines a lot and can t stand if someone makes fun of her, which reminds me of mostly ever other YA MC She is also very selfish Especially with her father Everytime Jerry tries to talk to her or ask her anything, she completely disregards him and flees.Lucas Did he even exist in the book Lucas makes Edward Cullen look like the most complex character in the world Lucas was a blank sheet of paper Without even the college ruled lines Oh, yes However, he did everything he could to make him look like the creepiest man in the world 1 He stares at Helen Typical of a creepy main hero 2 He follows her around To her house The market Anywhere You name it, he s been there 3 He tells other people to follow her around.4 He tries to kill her, lmao But it s just so romantic,
WHAT THE HOLY GRENADE WAS THAT A damn good book, that s what that was I am officially a Josephine Angelini fan, that s for sure She s one intelligent, story choreographic, badass woman She definitely wrote a book that, from the very first page, has it all Romance.Suspense.Intrigue Action.Mythology And it has Lucas Delos eyebrow waggle ____________________________________________ Helen Helen Hamilton has always been different.She s workin her way up to being 5 11 which on the ultra small island of Nantucket, IS a pretty big deal.She has super human strength.She could probably beat Superman in the 400 meter track meet event.She s the high school freak.She s always waking up with cuts down her legs and sand in her bed.Oh And she can shoot lightning bolts from her hands.Yep And when the Delos family comes into town, and has very similar abilities she gets a LOT curious.Especially when Lucas Delos, who she can t decide if she wants to kiss or kill, tells her she s a demigod Just like him Lucas Lucas introduces Helen to his greek tragedy of a world.He and his family alone teach her how to fight, to defend, and to reach her full potential.But he can t touch her.He can t hold her.He can t kiss her.He can t love her.And he desperately wants to If I ki
Alright, I know that I originally rated this book 2.5 stars and, back then, I honestly thought that it deserved that much I really did However, a little over a month ago I was given an assignment for my AP class we were reading the Iliad at the time to cover the apology of Helen as was told in the Odyssey and really her whole life especially the time when she was in Paris and how she effected the Trojan war At first I was kind of moaning about it my GR friends can attest to that but, then, as I got and into the topic and really finding out as much as I could in that time about Helen Now, I am far
This is a story of an impossible love and two people destined to repeat historyWanna know who I loved most in the book I was never a fan of Helen and Paris, dunno why, and in this book the main couple certainly didn t change my mind.I liked Hector the best, he is an amazing character and I wish HE was the main one instead of Paris, but oh well, can t have everything The world buildingWell, like I said, the main story here is the Trojan war about to repeat itself, and Paris Helen s tragic love story happening all over again.What s different here is that all the main characters are descendants of Greek gods.They have special powers when I say special powers I mean every damn possible power you can think of and then some you can t.A bit too perfect for a half god, didn t like that part.There are pages and pages of rehashing Greek history unfortunately for me, I know Greek history mythology very well so I got bored at that part but oh well D.Still, it was interesting, it really was DDThe storyHelen is the most beautiful woman ever And I mean Helen, a 16 17 don t remember exactly but let s say teenag
I hate to say this but I am going to be tearing this one apart I think I m the first person to write a negative review for Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini on the entirety of the internet But that said, here goes nothing.This book did nothing for me Nothing Absolutely nothing And here s why.Starcrossed is set on Nantucket island and features the shy, willowy Helen as she gears up for the first day of her junior year of high school She and her father live alone and she has a job and a best friend, but something is coming Something that will change Helen forever Before she can even realize it the island is abuzz with news of the Delos family moving to the island Helen begins to develop feelings of rage and unrest as she hears about them She begins to see visions of three women demanding blood And, worse of all, the minute she meets the gorgeous Lucas Delos she tries attacks him.Is Helen going insane And what does all of it mean And, why oh why, should I care I heard about this book over a year ago all the book world has been waiting for it It s Percy Jackson for high school girls It s the new Twilight series Blah, blah, blathe
The first time I read this book, I just threw it down 50 pages in in disgust I absolutely hated the initial pages of the book Helen was insipid Despite there being no clear description of her, I could tell that she was going to be another of those I am so pretty but I just can t see it type of girl Well, she is, and she is so typically Mary Sue, but upon a rereading, the entire book is so well written and its portrayal of mythology so well explained and creative that I am so glad I gave this another shot.I still have problems with Helen She is so perfect, but her perfection, her typical way of underplaying herself and underestimating herself becomes a lot understandable in the book as one goes along That s where the book shines In so many YA books these days, there are huge, gigantic, gaping plot holes, and I end up finishing the book with questions than answers This is not so with this book Every question I had was explained, every complaint I had was addressed in a rational manner true to the book s imagined and actual mythological world I can say overall that I have very few complaints with the characters besides the intrinsically perfect quality of the main character, Helen, and her equally perfect star crossed love, Lucas.The plot is fairly confusing, but essentially the Delos family moves on
3,5 Sterne Puh schwierig schwierig Also der Anfang war mir viel zu klischeehaft Sowas a la Twighlight Teenager Highschool Lovestory aber ich mochte die Richtung in die die Geschichte ging und obwohl ich dachte, dass es durchaus viele Parallelen zu Percy Jackson griechische Mythologie halt geben k nnte, war das absolut nicht der Fall Diese Welt hier folgt anderen Regeln Allerdings sind mir hier manche noch nicht so ganz klar logisch, aber das kommt vielleicht mit dem n chsten Band Also f r den Plot gibt es auf jeden Fall einen Daumen hoch die Charaktere fand ich eige