This week Emilie at Emilie’s Book World is celebrating Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed trilogy. Follow along with Starcrossed Week on her blog here. Below, Emilie will tell you why she loves this trilogy, and why you should read it too!
I have always had a fascination with Greek history and mythology. For as long as I remember, it’s a subject that has always fascinated me and often results in me picking up any book even remotely related to this topic. So that’s why I first picked up Starcrossed when it came out two years ago. Well, that and the cover was stunning. And though I bought the book right when it came out, I waited until a few months later to actually start reading it. And once I did, I couldn’t seem to do anything else. Josephine Angelini managed to take me out of my world and into the one she has created for this story. And there wasn’t one minute while I was reading that I wasn’t fully captivated by everything that was happening in Starcrossed.
But now here’s the thing. I often find that the second book in series just aren’t quite as good as the first one and so as much as I was looking forward to Dreamless, I was still also a little apprehensive because I didn’t want it to disappoint me. But I really shouldn’t have worried. If anything, Dreamless made me love this series even more. And by the time I was finished, I couldn’t believe I would have to wait a year to find out who everything would all come together. After having now read, Goddess, I can say that this series has become so much more than I thought it would be when I picked up that first book two years ago and that alone is reason enough for me to love this series as much as I do.
So this is my (long) explanation of why this series deserves attention. This is the kind of story that will keep you engaged, with characters you can’t help be get attached to. You don’t even need to know about mythology or even have a particular liking of it to be able to enjoy this story. All you have to do to enjoy and maybe fall in love with this story is be looking to read a complex, layered and captivating story.