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.
This was amazing! One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time! I couldn’t stop once I started and I turned page after page not wanting to stop. Exhilarating!
So where to begin?. Helen always knew she was different and special but had no clue why until there are is a strange family moving to her tiny little island. They have strange names like Pandora, Ariadne and all look incredibly beautiful and … they seem to hate her. There is also Lucas and when the others of his family hate Helen with Lucas everything is even more intense. So intense that Helen tries to kill him.
Honestly the plot is way to detailed and waved that there is no way to go any deeper into it without spoling it.
Helen is a wonderful heroine – not aware of her own beauty and strength, she’s self-conscious and is the happiest when with her Dad and her only friends. When she has to face what she is she tries to face her fate and heritage bravely. But still, she’s vulnerable and has yet to learn what all that means for herself. I love Helen, I really did and I found her wonderful believable, earnest and genuine.
Then there is Lucas who has known all his life what and who is he and against all odds he and Helen fall in love. But they can’t be together and it’s tearing them apart. And.. it teared me apart! It was so cruel to see how those two a perfect for each other yet they will never have a chance to be together. My heart was aching for them….
I absolutely loved also all the secondary character, they were are wonderfully described and developed. From Hector the big boy that loves to fight, but also deeply loves his family. Cassandra the poor young girl that needs to be so mature. And Claire, Helen’s best friend. I think I loved her the most! She’s the best friend you can wish for and she’ll will surprise you towards the end and leaves you mouth open in surprise!
The plot is deep and has so many twist and turns it never ever got boring! I couldn’t believe what you could pack all in one book, yet there is more to come. I love books like this, that keep you on edge the whole time and manage to surprise you with it’s turns and twists.
I LOVE love LOOOVED the romance. It gave me butterflies and it broke my heart over and over again and it was arching with the two poor lovers. When a story is able to trigger such a emotion is has to be good and this one is fantastic!
Wonderfully deep, emotionally captivating – Star-Crossed lovers that will make your heart ache for them – all mixed with Greek Mythology in it’s finest, I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!
Much much love,