Skip to main content

Mythological Mondays (6)


Mythological Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Bonnie at A Backwards Story to highlight all things myth related.


Have you heard about this new book called Starcrossed? Of course you have, because you don't live under a rock. Well, I finally got around to reading this amazing piece of mythology retelling and... Oh. My. Goodness. Romeo and Juliet need to watch out. They have serious competition for the title of fated lovers.

Starcrossed

My FULL review will follow tomorrow. But I will give you a run down of all the Greek mythology elements in Josephine Angelini's Starcrossed.

1. This is Helen of Troy! Hello. The main character is named Helen. Fated lover. *clears throat* One of the best stories of all time. But this Helen isn't as devious as the original. Thank goodness.

2. Demigods (think Percy Jackson here) with amazing super human powers. Flying (yeah, like Edward Cullen), super hearing, super speed, and this cool thing about no weapon being able to harm them. (Well, only one in particular.)

3. The Furies. Complete with tears of blood and ripping hair out of their skulls.

4. Did I mention the prophet Cassandra? Yeah, she's here too. So is Jason.

This really is a great book. Every fan of mythology should read it. It's a nice addition to your reading repertoire. Just try to overlook the Twilight similarities. I know it's been overdone and played out over the years, but you can ignore them because the rest of the book is so clever.

Comments

  1. I STILL have not read this book! I totally need to!
    The Bookish Brunette

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can't wait to see your full review!

    Did you see the one week I posted video footage on my youtube account for how awesome this book looks in person? You can use it if you point out the cover...if you want, lol!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Let the world know what you think... leave a message! I read them all!

Popular posts from this blog

Review: The Search for Delicious

The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book


Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.


Gaylen’s quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise center of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc.

My Review: I love this book! It is such a fun, easy, and enjoyable r…

The Winner's Crime ( Marie Rutkoski)

Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement... if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.





















What is this woman doing to me? I loved The Winner's Curse and didn't know if …

Feature Follow Friday

Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.    

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Basically how it works is you follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. So looking forward to making new blogging friends & following blogs!


This week's question: Do you have any furry friends?


These are my fur babies: 

This is what it often looks like while I'm busy working. As you can tell, productivity is high. 


This is Lilly waiting for her boys to come home. She'll spend the entire day just like this if she's not sleeping next to me in my office. 

This is Roscoe. AKA The Boss. He runs the show around here. And yes, he has a sweater AND a coat for cold weather.