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Beautiful and original. I mean, obviously Helen was a modern-day Helen of Troy but that's not the point. The point is that it's a refreshing take on demigods after the whole Percy Jackson thing. The Percy Jackson books were great and everything, but all they really did was fight monsters. Starcrossed was also a lot more complex with the ancestry and blood feud and seeing the Furies and stuff.
Helen overall wasn't that good of a character - not much edge or development. Lucas was really overprotective of her. I think Angelini spent too much time trying to develop the family and the antagonists (but hey, what do I know?).
Not much else to say. I liked the book overall and will be looking for Dreamless, the second book in the series.