Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (23)





"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!
I first heard about it from PageTurnersBlog.




My waiting on Wednesday this week is:
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Publication Date: May 31, 2011

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.


Why I want to read this:
1. 2011 Debut Author!
2. Modern-day mythology retelling
3. Josie said she got the idea when she saw Romeo & Juliet and The Iliad (the Helen of Troy story) sitting side-by-side on her shelf. That alone makes it sounds amazing.

Watch this video to hear Josie talk about STARCROSSED:

5 comments:

Elodie said...

I'm dying to read this one !! Great pick ;)

мαувє ιтѕ ℓσνє said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Your blog is also very pretty ♥ I also cant wait for Starcrossed! I also can't wait for "Die for me!" the cover and design is just so pretty!

Anti-Drug Reads said...

This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

Allison said...

This book is SO good. You're going to love it!

Tara said...

I love the cover of this one! It looks like a great love story! I'll definitely be reading this one!


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