Monday, April 17, 2017

Five YA books for fans of "American Gods"

Darren Croucher writes YA novels with a partner, under the name A.D. Croucher. At the BN Teen blog he tagged five YA books for fans of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, including:
Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini

There once was a girl from Nantucket…no, this isn’t a limerick. It’s the beginning of Starcrossed, in which high schooler Helen Hamilton has to deal with a new family in her small community of Nantucket. New folks wouldn’t normally be a problem, except for the fact that Helen really, really wants to kill all of them. And she has no idea why. One of them, Lucas Delos, joins her class when the new school year begins, and the two become inseparable—despite kind of hating each other, too. On top of that, Helen has powers she doesn’t understand (speed, healing) and can’t fully control. It turns out she, and many others, are descended from the Greek gods, and are playing out centuries-old grudges. Angelini spins a fine web of high school drama mixed with legit ancient Greek drama in this tale of love and gods in the modern world.
Read about another book on the list.

Starcrossed is one of Jenny Kawecki's six top YA novels for mythology lovers.

--Marshal Zeringue