If you saw it, would you read it? Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini #ReadOrNot
About the front:
On the cover it says, “A gorgeous, haunting saga.” I say that depicts this cover, too. I LOVE this cover. The teals and blues are my favorites. Not seeing the woman’s face or full body profile and the wisps of the flowing materials all suggest some sort of goddess. Mythology, maybe? Ocean or Sea? Rock or land? What about this girl is star crossed? I want to know!
Now let’s look at what the back says:
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.
Does it match? Front to Back without the in between?
Yes! Awesome! Demigod. See? I saw that in her look. In the dress. In the power that comes through the cover. So we have a romance and a tragedy — all great symbols of the gods (Greek or otherwise) and I love both those situations in a book. The Fates are a unique aspect, but one I’m seeing more and more use of in YA stories. That’s okay, though, because I have a special affinity for books based on some sort of mythology. I find this blurb not only intriguing, but sucking me right in. I want to read this one and will absolutely add it to my list!
Where I’d read it
Treadmill. I need to work with this one. It needs my attention and that’s where I’d give it the most.
Will you add it to your bookshelf virtual or otherwise? Share in the comments!