Release Date: May 31, 2011
The passionate romance of Twilight meets Greek mythology in this dazzling debut about star-crossed demigods.
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.
"the second book in this series, "Dreamless," is slated for May 2012 — not soon enough, as far as I'm concerned. I haven't wanted a second book so much since "The Hunger Games."" Los Angeles Times (read the full review)
The riveting plot twists and turns as the myth’s destiny translates into present-day terrors, dreams, and hopelessness, and its execution is seamless. Booklist
A gorgeous, haunting saga that completely swept me away. I fell for Lucas just as hard as Helen did. OMGods, I can’t wait to read more! Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of Fallen
Starscossed may possibly be one of my favourite books. Ever. The Guardian UK (read the full review)