JOSEPHINE ANGELINI'S INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND CROSSOVER SENSATION STARCROSSED LURES READERS TO SEQUEL

Starcrossed
Starcrossed
  • Starcrossed
    Starcrossed
    Starcrossed
    Starcrossed
  • Dreamless
    Dreamless
    Dreamless
    Dreamless
  • Josephine Angelini
    Josephine Angelini
    Josephine Angelini
    Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed, the international-bestselling young adult novel by Josephine Angelini, has captured the imagination of teens and adults worldwide. Her debut novel, featuring teen lovers who are descendants of the Greek gods, has attracted an intensely loyal audience that’s resulted in sales of her planned trilogy into twenty-five countries. In the UK, Germany and Italy, Starcrossed has achieved bestselling status. It was named a Reader’s Choice Book in Germany, and in the U.S., Newsday named it one of the Best Books of 2011. Fans in the U.S. and abroad have been clamoring for Book 2. This May, Angelini will deliver the book, Dreamless, the suspense-filled sequel to Starcrossed, and Starcrossed itself will be released in paperback the same month.

Angelini has a devoted fan base who call themselves “StarHearts,” which includes teens, as well as women in their 20’s and 30’s, who have been swept up by the strong romantic storyline of her novel. Angelini is in constant touch with her fan base, which has begun to manifest its devotion to her story in unique ways. She routinely receives floods of spontaneous fan art, including homemade book trailers, handmade jewelry, posters, drawings, and even poetry, all inspired by the book. In Germany there is even a rock band called The Demigoddesses, whose Starcrossed-inspired song and music video “Where do I belong?” has over 100,000 hits on YouTube. 

The worldwide appeal of Starcrossed is rooted in Angelini’s use of mythology and in the resurging interest in that genre among readers. Angelini has imagined what might happen if the descendants of the Greek gods, which she calls Scions, were pitted against one another in order to settle an ancient blood feud that reaches all the way back to the Trojan War.

In Starcrossed, seventeen-year-old Helen Hamilton, who is a tall, blond, and gifted athlete, has always tried not to be noticed, because she knows there’s something different about her. But when the breathtakingly-handsome Lucas Delos shows up at school, Helen can’t resist trying to kill him. As Helen learns who and what she really is – a Scion – she and Lucas struggle to overcome what the Fates have in store for them.

In Dreamless, Helen risks her life in Hades’ underworld, where she meets Orion, another teenaged demigod. Together they attempt to stop the cycle of revenge that has gripped the Scions for millennia, while back on Nantucket Island, she and Lucas struggle to stay apart in order to avoid triggering a catastrophic war. A pulse-pounding love triangle emerges, delivering a gritty, action-packed and empowering drama, as Helen fights to defy fate. Teens and adults will find plenty of thrills in this unforgettable story of star-crossed lovers.

Josephine Angelini, www.josephineangelini.com, graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. A Massachusetts native, she lives in Los Angeles.

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Dreamless
Written by Josephine Angelini
Published by HarperTeen
May 29, 2012
Ages: teen/adult
496 pages     
$17.99 Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-06-201201-2

Starcrossed
Written by Josephine Angelini
Published by HarperTeen
Ages: teen/adult
496 pages    
$17.99 Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-06-201199-2
-releasing in paperback ($8.99 U.S./$9.99 Canada) on May 1, 2012