Meet Helen and Lucas from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (win signed copy)

Posted 8 April, 2011 by Danny in / 87 Comments

Welcome to an awesome special feature! 
See, some time ago I read Starcrossed and 
I was immediately drawn to this wonderful story. 
And, I was fortunate enough to started chatting with 
Josephine and I asked if she would 
allow Helen and Lucas (our star-crossed lovers) 
to come over here to the Bookworms so that 
you can get to know them! 
Josie was sweet enough to let them come over… Wooho!! 
Thanks so much! 
But first, look at this incredibly 
beautiful cover and read the synopsis..: 
I adore this cover!! 
Starcrossed

by Josephine Angelini
publication: May 31st 2011 by HarperTeen
copy provided by publisher (woot)
synopsis from goodreads:

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.

Sounds awesome right? 
Yes it is! 
But now, please meet Helen and Lucas:



Hi Helen, Hey  Lucas, I’m so glad you had time to come over here
and answer some questions!

Lucas: Thanks for asking us.

Helen, can you describe how it was for you when you saw Lucas for the first time?

Helen: Um, well. I sort of kind of… tried to strangle him?

Lucas: She tried. Helen’s not too good at fighting, though.

Helen: Not good at all. (Helen groans and Lucas smiles at her.)

Lucas, how did you feel when you first saw Helen?

Lucas: I’d rather not talk about that. (He says with a definite shake of his head, the memory obviously unpleasant for him.) I can tell you what I thought about Helen when I first saw her, though.

Helen: (turning to him, intrigued) What did you think about me?

Lucas: I thought you’d be shorter. My sister warned me that you and I would probably meet eventually, I just wasn’t expecting you to be so damn tall.

Did you realize that Helen had absolutely no clue who and what she is?

Lucas: Not really. Not at first. I knew something was off, but I didn’t know just how in the dark Helen was about her heritage until later.

Helen: Pitch dark! (She interjects, agreeing.) Like a mushroom.

Lucas: I like mushrooms– they’re cute. And delicious. (He says under his breath. They catch each other’s eyes, tentative smiles tugging on their lips.)

Would you maybe describe why Helen is so special?

Lucas: Helen’s special? I hadn’t noticed. (She pinches him) Ow! Such a brute.

Helen: Uh-huh. Keep talking. (She warns him playfully)

Lucas: (Turning from Helen and getting back to answering the question) You know what? I think it’d be easier to talk about what isn’t special about Helen.

Okay. Tell me what isn’t special about Helen—apart from the fact that she can’t fight. 

Lucas: She’s a terrible singer. (Helen covers her face with her hands, trying to hide.) I’m not exaggerating. (He continues, mercilessly ignoring Helen’s embarrassment.) She’s got to be the worst singer I’ve ever heard.

Helen: He’s right! (Helen admits, her face bright red.) I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.

Don’t blush Helen, he’s just stating the obvious! But go ahead and tell us why Lucas isn’t so special:)

Helen: What’s not special about Lucas? (She muses to herself for a moment, starting at him, before finally deciding.) His penmanship.

Lucas: Really? I didn’t think it was that bad.

Helen: You’re penmanship is practically illegible! It’s like a five-year-old’s!

Lucas: And that’s all that’s wrong with me? (He teases.) Just my penmanship?

Helen: Yeah, that’s pretty much it. (They stare at each other for a long moment, their smiles a growing sad.) The rest of you is sort of perfect.

Lucas you are living with a really big family, how is it to be surrounded always by so many people?

Lucas: Noisy. And, since there are so many athletic boys all fight training together, a little sweaty. Especially Hector.

Helen: He’s got to be the sweatiest dude I’ve ever seen. (Helen agrees, wrinkling her nose like she can smell Hector from here.) Every time we train I worry he’s going to drown me.

(Lucas chuckles)

Isn’t it even harder to hide that you all are so “special” with all of you being together?

Lucas: I guess so, but that’s not what’s really important to us. We’re a family. We stick together no matter what.

Helen you just grew up with your Dad, did you wish you had a bigger family, maybe some siblings?


Helen: (Looking longing at Lucas, her voice barely above a whisper.) I have more family than I can handle, actually.

Thanks so much guys, it was a real pleasure having you here.

Woot! 
That was great hu? 
Did this now catch your interest? 
well, I can help out! 
Josie gave us a signed ARC to give away 
to one lucky winner!! 
Aweeesome right?
I know! 
So, what do you have to do to enter? 
Simply fill out the form 
below! 
You can get extra entries for: 
Answering this questions: 

Who are your most favourite Starcrossed lovers?
(can be from literature or from a movie)

Tweeting this:
(simply copy the text) 

I would love to win the signed  #Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini copy @BwitchedBkworms  http://bit.ly/fNOKYv

Good luck my friends!
Cheers and Happy Friday,

Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

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87 Responses to “Meet Helen and Lucas from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (win signed copy)”

  1. Carol Thompson

    I am going to go literary on you and say Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  2. kristen h

    my favorite star crossed lovers are romeo and juliet. I think they are the most famous in history and i absolutely love the story

  3. LRAtRandom

    I think I will go a little old school and say my fav star crossed lovers are Roberts and Gere in Pretty Woman.

  4. LRAtRandom

    I think I will go a little old school and say my fav star crossed lovers are Roberts and Gere in Pretty Woman.

  5. jeannette

    hands down, romeo & juliet. shakespeare really knew how torture his characters (and his audience)!

  6. Ah, I'm sooo looking forward to reading Starcrossed and meeting Helen and Lucas! They seem adorable!<3

    As for my favorite starcrossed couple… I don't know, I can't pick just one now. But how about Landon and Jamie from A walk to remember? That's such a wonderful, heartbreaking story…*dreamy sigh*

  7. Emmy Landeros

    Oh, my favorite starcrossed lovers would have to be Cassie Clare's Mortal Instruments' Jace and Clary before they found out that they're not really siblings. I mean how horrible would it be to find out that the person I loved was actually my brother? That would be terrible!

  8. Ammy Belle

    Hm … Hero and Leander, from the Greek story. Tragic and yet hopefuly – the two lovers taking it onto themselves to define their destiny, knowing they couldn't be together. Great stuff! Thanks!

  9. My favorite starcrossed lovers are Lochan and Maya of Forbidden. Technically, they can't love each other that way because they're brother and sister. But they do.

  10. I'm going to be slightly different and say Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano from the tv show My So Called Life – not really sure they were Star-Crossed, but to me they were. 🙂

  11. seesen

    Right now I´m crazy about Meghan and Ash from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Heart-breaking couple of the year 🙂

  12. NC

    I love this post! Can my fav couple be Helen and Lucas? If not, then it has to be Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett.
    NC
    bookishlilly(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. As far as YA goes, I definitely think Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments series. In the beginning, that was the most agonizing relationship I suffered through. So sad!

    Classically speaking, definitely Tristan and Isolde. ;D

  14. ruby95660

    I love this post but thats such a hard question!! It's sooo hard to choose. ok… SOME of my favorite starcrossed lovers are Rose and Dmitri (Vampire Academy), Jace and Clary (Mortal Instruments), and… Peeta and Katniss (Hunger Games)! Yup. Definitely some of my favorite starcrossed lovers 🙂

  15. soulunsung

    I absolutely cannot get around this, my answer is always going to be Romeo and Juliet or maybe even Tristan and Isolde, I can't hardly choose between the two. They both are so amazingly beautiful. 🙂

  16. Melanie L

    I've always liked the story of Tristan and Isolde. There was a great movie about them starring James Franco and Sophia Myles. I've watched it lots of times! 🙂

  17. Vicky

    Romeo & Juliet definitely! As cliché as it sounds I've always love their story since I was a child. My mom is this huge romantic person & she would always tell me their story. 🙂

  18. Allie_141

    I will go for the most obvious answer and say that like so many others Romeo and Juliet are my favorite starcrossed lovers. Their story is a classic !!!! and Tristan and Isolde as a close second

  19. Cristina Marques

    My favorite couple has to be the Oliver & Jenny [Love Story]. 😉 Soooo sad…
    Maria Cristina Marques

    cris_mv at hotmail dot com

  20. Karla Vollkopf

    Thanks for this chance! I'd love to win a signed ARC! 🙂
    My favorite couple is: the vampires Elizabeth Anne Taylor and Eric Sinclair, from the 'Undead' series by MaryJanice Davidson. They are such a fun couple (if a bit weird)! 🙂

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  21. Just one favorite? That is hard. I would have to go with any of the following: Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov or Jace Lightwood and Clary Fray.
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  22. Aydrea

    Oh man that is hard because there are so many good ones, a lot that people have already mentioned. I don't know who my favorite couple is but I like Ash & Meaghan, Lucas & Bianca, Jace & Clary and so on. Oh wait I came up with some no one said (although I don't know if they are star-crossed but I will go with it) Dean & Lisa from (Supernatural, because I love the show) and Veronica and Logan from Veronica Mars (and since the show was canceled who knows what happened)!

  23. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books and was one of the first books I got as a child and again when I got my kindle. Of course I would say Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.

  24. Meghan and Ash for the Iron Fey series! HOW COULD SHE END THE BOOK LIKE THAT? *hyperventilates* Okay, cleansing deep breaths, Sonia. There's going to be another book! *heart rate calms down*

    I'm really interested in this book and the interview only adds to that! Thanks so much, guys 🙂
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  25. My favorite star-crossed lovers are Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion, Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, Morgan and Miach from Star of the Morning and Jace and Clary from Mortal Instruments. (Actually, my list goes on and on, but I have to keep it short or it wouldn't fit in the comments. 🙂

  26. Amy

    My favorite star-crossed lovers off the top of my head right now are Meghan and Ash from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series. Romeo+Juliet ain't got nothing on them LOL!

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