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.
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.