Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
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.
I saw this delicious looking morsel on several IMMs over the weekend and I MUST HAVE IT. First off, I had a awesome Greek mythology teacher in high school. She was just about the coolest and always wore like, 8 sweaters. Do I remember much about the class or the lectures themselves? Heck no! But I'd like to do so. Plus, this cover is just so gawgeous that I won't mind parading it around with me. That's right, I will allow this book its dignity and take it fully clothed into public.
By the way... hallucinations of blood-weepy ladies? BAM. Count me in. That is effing creepy.
Also, STAR-CROSSED LOVERS?
And you guys, let's not even delude ourselves into thinking that star-crossed lovers are on the outs in YA. I'm pretty sure they're always going to be around. Honestly, I'm cool with that. Star-crossed lovers make my heart ache, if they're well written. I'm hoping Ms. Angelini has brought her A-game with this one, because I'm in the mood for some good old-fashioned angst.
AND it's almost 500 pages long, which can either go very well or very not-so-well. As for me, I'm all for innocent until proven guilty. I'll be steady wearing my foam finger with Josephine Angelini's name on it at my local bookstore, come May 31st, 2011.