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Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Woop, it's Wednesday, the eve of one of the most wonderful holidays in the country! Anyone else excited for Thanksgiving? Well, I hope you are.

So, what we have here is WoW, or Waiting on Wednesday, a meme that focuses on bringing upcoming releases to the surface of the blogsphere, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine (such a cool name, right? lol).

This week I thought I'd finally do a WoW blurb on a novel I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of!

Starcrossed (Goodreads)
by Josephine Angelini

I've known about this novel for quite some time, but I just discovered this B..E..A..utiful cover just this afternoon!  Gorgeous, absolutely, 100%!
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?
This novel sounds positively fantastic! Ask yourself this: Have you ever truly read a YA/MG novel surrounded on Greek mythology, especially one revolving around a Greek TRAGEDY? No? I didn't think so. I haven't either, which makes this novel's release so exciting! And doesn't the author have such a freakin' awesome name, or is it just me? Josephine Angelini. I cannot STAND the wait much longer!