This is one of my picks to read for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge. The cover for Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini is gorgeous! I love the premise, too, of an angsty romance and a love that seems doomed. I can hardly wait for this one.
From publisher website:
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy feat on an island as small as Nantucket. It only gets harder when she finds herself haunted by vivid nightmares of a desert journey and hallucinations of women weeping tears of blood, all of which leave her physically and emotionally drained. It’s not until Helen crosses paths with Lucas Delos at school that her true heritage is revealed. Yet even as Lucas helps her awaken to her startling powers, Helen is devastated to discover they can never be together—not unless they can break free of their leading roles in a Greek tragedy the Three Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
But how do you defy destiny?
Josephine Angelini delivers a passionate tale of starcrossed lovers and modern-day demigods in her breathtaking debut, sure to captivate fans of Cassandra Clare and Lauren Kate.
Starcrossed will be in stores in May 2011.