I feel like I am back in the swing of things now after the holiday so time to participate in Waiting on Wednesday hosted over at Breaking the Spine again. This week I am looking forward to Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. First of all the cover is gorgeous isn’t it? I am always a sucker for a good cover. The premise of the book sounds great too, here is a summary from Goodreads.com:
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?
I have been a lover of Greek mythology since I was young, so of course this book has me really intrigued! The book comes out May 2011, so I will be on the lookout for it until then. What are you looking forward to this week?