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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (24)




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, participating bloggers will make a post about a book whose publication they're eagerly awaiting.

This week, I'm featuring Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.
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?


This one sounds like it's going to be really interesting and original. What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

7 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

I am so excited about this one. Love the cover and the blurb just grabs my interest. Great pick!

Savannah said...

YES! Definitely waiting on this book!!

Lori said...

I hope when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

Alayne said...

Ooh sounds creepy. Nice pick! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Aimee said...

I love the cover! This sounds fantastic! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

MiaandSofia said...

A great selection! It seems great. Happy reading :)
Check out what im Waiting on Wednesday

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Tribute Books Mama said...

The Storm Before Atlanta
By Karen Schwabach
Publication date: December 28, 2010

At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

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