Saturday, June 11, 2011

Starcrossed Teaser

Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: HarperTeen, 2011
Pages: 487

Then Helen saw Lucas for the first time.

The sky outside finally exhaled all of the wind that it had been holding for two days. Gusts of stale, hot air pushed through every open window into the sweltering school. It caught loose sheets of paper, skirt hems, unbound hair, stray wrappers, and other odds and ends, and tossed them all toward the ceiling like hats on graduation day. For a moment it seemed to Helen that everything stayed up there, frozen at the top of an arc, as weightless as space...

Meeting his eyes was an awakening. For the first time in Helen's life she knew what pure, heart-poisoning hatred was...

She was not aware of the fact that she was running toward him...Helen suddenly knew what she had to do...

Lucas was holding her by the writs to keep her hands away from his neck, she realized. They were locked at a stalemate, and if she could get her fingers half a inch closer, she could reach his throat...

"What's wrong with me?" she whimpered softly. (pgs. 43-45)

Want to know what made Helen go after Lucas, and what happens next?  Be sure to pick up a copy of Starcrossed by Jospehine Angelini today!

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