"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
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: