Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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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 ingenuity of creating these kinds of story strike me as amazing. I have always had a passion for history and mythology. That was what had attracted me to this story in the first place. It's not too often that you read about Greek gods being your mom, dad, uncle, third cousin twice removed blah blah blah. The worst part about it is how careful authors have to be when it comes to writing stories with a mythological aspect. They can seriously screw it up with one little mistake (ex. Aphrodite, goddess of war? Not). Now I am going to point out 2 things that bother me about this book.
  1. How fast Helen and Lucas fell in love.
One minute, she is ready to gauge his eyes out and beat the crap out of him. The next its like " I just can't stop thinking about him". I had made a promise to myself that I would not compare any books to Twilight, but this one was just cutting it pretty close. If Twilight and Percy Jackson had a baby, this would be the outcome. Between the fast and attraction-less romance to the mythology, everything was scrambled up. 
Which brings me to the second thing that had bothered me. 

    2. The actual writing gave me a partial headache. 

As readers, we have trained ourselves to analyze books as a sixth sense. When you read a book where there is a lack of dialogue and most of what you see is random thoughts "trying" to build up towards some important moment, it makes you very restless. There really was no flow of words. I personally believe that a story should flow together and not be choppy.

The over all plot is absolutely genius. 
Now if it would have been  written a little better, I probably would have loved it. 
Great read if you are int0 Mythology and choppy writing

2 stars

True Blood: Guts, Blood, and... Eric!

3 Opinions
Yes Folks! It is that time of the year again. So get ready to put all the kids to sleep early tonight because the premiere season of HBO's best show ever True Blood, will be on tonight. The wait has been long but I can tell you that it will be quite all right when we get to see Eric!

                                                                 *wipes drool*

I will leave you with the knowledge that some time this week, expect to see a recap Review of the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Yup, we are going back to where it started! With the first book in the series, Dead until Dark.

Until then, we have a little over 3 hours to kill.
  Who is going to go watch last season's finale?

Dystopia Month!

4 Opinions
Next month is Dystopia Month here on SpunkyReviews. So my dears listen up because I have a nice little line up just for you! 

Week of July 3rd
Hunger Games series 

Week of July 10th
Enclave by Ann Auguire

Week of July17th
Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Week of July 24th
Divergent by Veronica Roth

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for these books. People have said so many great things, and so many not-so-good things. Since I do not always go by someone else's reviews, thought I will do my own for these books. Lets hope they reach expectations!

What to Expect this summer!

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I can already tell you now that this summer is going to be awesome! The books that are coming out in the next few months will be some of the most anticipated reads. From Bloodlines to Summer of Firsts and Lasts, this summer is going to rock out loud!


Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
   August 23rd
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Supernaturally by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy #2)
   July 26th 
Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)
Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (#3 The Wolves of Mercy Falls)
   July 12th
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater
In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

Can you feel the excitement?! After months of waiting they will finally be in our hands! 
*Crazy Eyes*  
Okay lets tone it down a bit. But just to let you know, I will be reviewing those books and more. Also if the publishing company finally stops throwing away my letters, we might even have a copy to giveaway. Sounds good? 

Is there a book coming out this summer that you have been dying to read? Leave me a comment!

Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

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Expected publication: July 19 2011 by MTV Books
ISBN 1439178321
Can I first say how swoon worthy this story was? The entire time I read the story, I kept checking my pulse to make sure I was not going to have a heart attack or anything. For some great phenomenal reason, Echols just knows how to write a great story. She does not try to over dose us with non-substantial info we obviously don't give a crap about (*Hunger Games*), and she knows just how to keep a reader intrigued with out pushing the limits. 

After being disinherited from her grandmother's fortune, Erin took the initiative and went o NY to start her journey towards becoming a writer. She worked hard, tough jobs (almost getting arrested at one), only to follow her dream. That all changes when the guy who stole her inheritance comes strutting into her Creative Writing class and changes everything. The worst possible thing about his presence is the fact that she knows that she still has lingering feelings for Hunter. Without getting too much into detail, lets leave this at the fact that when it comes to old money, they will always try to get their way, even if it means hurting everyone in the process. 

The Attraction between Erin and Hunter is something that you can sense miles away if it was possible. Echols really banged the nail with these characters, giving them purpose and realism. This book will not only suck you in, but it will stay on your mind for days to come. 

Sexual Content- Kissing, sexual references, vague sexual encounters, insinuated sex scene.
= 4.5 stars