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... read more
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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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 do you fight it? You know eventually something spectacular is going to happen to us. You and I are way too fabulous to be ordinary.”Claire
“Why did everything get so complicated, and why couldn't they all just be friends like they were in grade school?”
“She had no idea what to think. The word cute could either encourage her hopes, or eulogize them.”
“So, what can't you take? Decide which of the two options is the harder, and do the other. That way, no matter how hard your choice turns out to be, at least you can find comfort in knowing you're avoiding something even worse.”Helen
she decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have to get a sex change operation. He would be so worth it.Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
“After I pushed you off the roof . . .” she began. “After you what?” Lucas yelled.Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
“You’ve got the killer instincts of a houseplant,”Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
“I only have so much willpower, Helen,” he whispered. “And since you apparently sleep in the most ridiculously transparent tank top I’ve ever seen, I’m going to have to ask you to get under the covers before I do something stupid.”Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
“When I was your age all of the guys were trying to prove how antiestablishment they were by out-uglying each other.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
“I don’t know why you’re fighting it, Len. One, he’s frigging gorgeous. Two, he’s so frigging gorgeous you need to count it twice. Three, he saw you fall down and left practice to see if you were okay. That’s, like, devotion.”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
You and I are way too fabulous to be ordinary.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
“And I start answering him with my usual flair for clever repartee,” Claire said, a bit too innocently. “Translation: you insulted him.”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“The Descender must go down to those who cannot forgive and cannot forget. The Descender and her Shield will free the Three from their suffering as she will free the Houses from the cycle of blood for blood,”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“The Star-Crossed Lovers are in the warp and weft of the pattern, and my mothers are compelled to repeat it again and again. Symmetry must be maintained or the fabric of the universe will be ruined. All Four Houses have been preserved this way.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
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