Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

by Josephine Angelini

releasing May 31st, 2011 from HarperTeen

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?

My Thoughts: HarperTeen has been hyping this series for a long time, I remember seeing it in PubWeekly because it was a debut and they paid the author some huge amount to write the series. Plus, the cover is gorgeous, and the story sounds really interesting, and I've already read a few of my favorite authors say it's amazing! My curiousity is peaked as to what all the hubbub is about!!


  1. And the cover is so beautiful! I'd buy it just for that!

  2. I'm totally looking forward to this one, too! It sounds (and looks) amazing! Great pick :)

    Be sure to enter my international blogoversary giveaway going on now!

  3. It sounds interesting, I hope it´s good!

    My WoW

  4. I love that cover!!! Sounds really intersting. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ooh wow, I can't wait to read this!

  6. This one has an unusual premise. I think I might enjoy it.

  7. I'm looking forward to this one as well- love that cover, too! Can't believe we have to wait until May though!

  8. Yep, this one's on my wishlist as well! Neat to have the Greek tragedy in there.

  9. Pleasant day to you,

    I have not heard of this one. But it looks good.

    I hope you have an extremely wonderful and thankful day no matter how you spend it.

    Please do stop by anytime for a spot of tea & currently I have a giveaway as well and sign up for a new 2011 reading challenge if you find it worthy.

    Happy Turkey Day,
    Mad Scientist