"A Must Read Romance. This is one of the best books I've read this year. It has everything a book should have: action, adventure, violence, a butt-kicking heroine and one hot hero." —USA Today
This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergiesmake it increasingly difficult to live a normal life, and after a completely humiliating incident ruins her first (and perhaps only) real party, she's ready to disappear.
"Come and be the most powerful person in the world."
Suddenly, Lily finds herself in a different Salem. One overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women—including Lillian, this world's version of Lily.
"It will be terrifying. It was for me."
What made Lily weak at home, makes her extraordinary here. It also puts her in terrible danger. Faced with new responsibilites she can barely understand and a love she never expeceted, Lily is left with one question: How can she be the savior of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?
A native of Salem, Mass., Lily Proctor seems allergic to the world she can't even go out with her crush Tristan without collapsing, sick, in front of her classmates. When a powerful witch named Lillian, identical to Lily in every way, tricks her into crossing into a parallel Salem, Lily's "allergies" become symptoms of her enormous power as a "Crucible." In this medieval yet modern alternate Salem (which Lillian rules), fearsome, manmade creatures called the Woven terrorize non-citizens. As at home, Lily has a sister, Juliet, and a friend named Tristan in this Salem, but there is also Rowan, a beautiful witch's mechanic, or attendant, to whom Lily is powerfully drawn. Angelini (the Starcrossed series) creates an escapist fantasy infused with magic and complicated romance, while taking up themes of science gone wrong and humans' endangerment of the world and their environment. The ways in which the two worlds mirror one another specifically, how Lily's weakness in one realm means strength in the other provide emotional resonance and fascinating possibilities for subsequent books in the Worldwalker trilogy. Ages 12 up.
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I just finished the last book in the trilogy. I loved it. There is a wonderful blend of the best parts of scifi. There are unexpected alliances/betrayals that kept me turning pages anxiously waiting to see what was next.