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Hopeless Magic (Star-Crossed #2)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  5,982 Ratings  ·  333 Reviews
The Star-Crossed Series has over 13,000 ★★★★★ reviews on Goodreads & Amazon.
After returning home from Romania, and successfully saving her best friend Lilly, Eden Matthews must now come to terms with her future as an Immortal. She is in love with the Crown
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published August 6th 2011
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Shelly Crane
Dec 29, 2011 Shelly Crane rated it it was amazing
Oh NOOOO!!!!!! Oh, gosh.

Ok, yes Kiran sucks, but he thought he was doing the only thing he could. He thought he had no choice..... I'm torn about him. But I am SOOOO in love with Jericho!!

Started book 3 last night right after this at like 4am. Things are definitely looking up bu I'm still confused as to who she'll end up with.....
This was an interesting instalment, and the ending really changed things!

Eden continued to be trouble in this book, and her power continued to grow to the point where she really didn’t know what she was doing with it really.

The storyline in this was about Eden having to go through a rite of passage that she had missed as she had been raised human, and also Eden fighting for Kiran’s affections with his fiancé throwing her weight around as usual. It was the ending that was most surprising though,

Books just don't end like that. I mean, I've read books with crazy twists and all, but THIS?! My God I wanted to SCREAM.


Of all things HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN?! The name of the series is "Star-Crossed" for God's sake!!
I just...I can't even...

I need to go start the next book...
Jo-anne Yujeco
I will not tire of telling everyone how awesome this book is! The plot, the twists, the ending is very gripping! I love the ending of book two and it makes my mouth water for the 3rd installment! Characters have more depth on this book and I'm liking how the mysterious the story is and I can't predict what will happen next, thus making me want to know what happened all the more. And I really like the pace of this story, not laid back and not too forward either. I will not be surprised if this se ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book. I love Kiran- even though he can be an immature, selfish ass- but I also love Jericho! Ugh Team Kiran- No! Team Jericho! Screw it TEAM WHOEVER THE HELL WINS AND THE OTHER ONE HOPE YOU GET A GIRL THAT DESERVES YOU HONEY! Because dammit they are both good and SEXY!...okay maybe Jericho is nicer and Kiran is hotter but they both have balanced redeeming and demeaning qualities! (view spoiler) ...more
Preeti C.
I really enjoyed the Star-Crossed series, though all four books desperately need an editor. My deduction in scoring is primarily for the quality of the final product. If an author wants us to buy books, the least she should do is get her work professionally edited. I mean really, "preface" instead of "pretense", to say nothing of the numerous misplaced words throughout the draft?

All that aside, the story was well-told, the characters mostly believable, and the action well-paced. One major except
Sep 21, 2011 Lacey rated it it was amazing
First thoughts:

Where do I start? Compared to the first installment in this saga this one was much more reachable; more deep. The emotions in this book was outstanding, the writing was so precise that I actually empathized with Eden. I could actually feel the emotions she was going through and boy were there a lot. The point is, "Hopeless Magic" is a book like no other and be warned, compared to the first book this one is totally different but in the best possible way.


Lilly is finally bac
This book is a fantastic follow-up to Reckless Magic. I thought I would explode at the end! There is truth to the saying "There's a thin line between love and hate." The love story builds so well in this book and as a reader I was swept up in the emotions. I enjoyed how more characters appeared and you get more background on ones that were in the first book, such as Jericho. The way the male characters express themselves is beautiful. They love and protect the ones they care deeply for. Eden is ...more
My Book Friend
Nov 05, 2011 My Book Friend rated it really liked it
Eden has not had a good couple of months... While it is great she got Lilly out of prison, barging into a court room where the king is present is not something one would call ‘under the radar’. Eden must also decide which is more important- carrying on her parent’s wishes, and joining the resistance; or be with Kiran, who also happens to be betrothed to someone else.

Now, the king knows that something about Eden isn’t normal, or at least not normal in the realms of immortals. Somehow, she keeps
Oct 05, 2014 France rated it it was amazing
OMG im addicted, dam u hannah, im addicted
Holy mother-fucking hell that was freakin INTENSE !! Like habanero peppers mixed with tabasco sauce intense. Just wha--why--how--who--what? What the hell did I just read!! Oh my god I seriously can't believe the book ended how it did. HOW COULD KIRAN DO THAT!!!!! I never really liked Kiran because he's been an asshole to Eden since the first book, but I really wanted to believe the best of him and give him the benefit of the doubt despite having a bastard of a father and being a bit--or a lot ...more
Okay so there were a couple things that annoyed me about this book.


-I disliked Eden so very much in this book. It's okay to make mistakes, but when you make mistakes as big as the ones she made, it makes you wonder. First off, I don't like that she's dating Kiran. It's really selfish. She is putting her family and friends at risk just so she can have a few moments with her boyfriend. There's no way I would sacrifice my family and friends for a few moments (and I do mean few seeing as their
Mandy C
May 22, 2013 Mandy C rated it really liked it
The first one in this series was interesting - just interesting enough to get you to the second one which blows the original story out of the water. After reading Hopeless Magic, I realize Reckless Magic was more of a vehicle to plod the reader through the world building and introduction of characters and relationships. It was done painlessly enough, if not somewhat juvenile. Smart move to make it a free purchase on Amazon - I became a more forgiving reader since it cost me nothing but free time ...more
Eden was a bit more enlightened this time around although she was still being a love sick teenager. All she could see was her and Kiran, nothing else, she was blinded by her love for him. She couldn't open her eyes and see what's taking place around her, what's happening to her people. She also didn't have any respect for herself when she was okay with sneaking around with Kiran when he was betrothed to another. I had hoped she would tell him she couldn't see him anymore while he's still engaged ...more
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Let me first say that while reading tensions were high between Eden and I. You just can't begin to phantom how many times I wanted to ring that fictitious characters neck while calling her a straight up whore. How low must one self-esteem be to go chasing a guy that is engaged to another woman?? Read no further if you want a mystery because my rant will be filled with spoilers. Sorry!

Throughout the entire book I yelled at my kindle, "Kieran is using you for your magic and you my dear are nothing
Jul 14, 2013 Shannon rated it liked it
3.5 Rating. *SPOILERS AHEAD*
I am glad I decided to move on to book 2 as I think it was actually a better book. There weren't as many grammar/writing issues as was the case in the first book....although definitely could use some editing to improve the read. I didn't find myself bored on this one and was pretty well paced through the book and the story flowed well. I do still find the romance piece a bit cheesy and much....its just way too overdone for my taste, but I felt more of the connection t
Lucie Paris
Mar 25, 2012 Lucie Paris rated it really liked it
I finished my last review about "Reckless Magic" by saying: "With Eden's bad luck, barely in and out of trouble, she will lead the reader to other frenzied adventures in "Fearless Magic." I especially hope that the man of her life is really worth it...
Lots of questions remain unanswered promise that I will devour with pleasure the next opus.
This book is a great discovery and a stroke of heart ! Let's see the next one... " And that's exactly what happened! A second volume thrilling and intriguing
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
**Please do not read if you have yet to read Reckless Magic!! There will possibly be spoilers for book one.**

Eden and Kiran are back home and keeping their relationship secret from his parents and his fiancé until he can show them that Eden is the one he wants. Only her family and friends know the truth. But each day gets harder and harder for the young couple and their forbidden love. Especially when the Prince’s cousin, Sebastian, shows up. Kiran tries to make Eden see he is here for him. Only
diana (chaotic reader)
Nov 01, 2011 diana (chaotic reader) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorite
I cannot believe I'm done reading the second book and now I'm dying to read Fearless!

Hopeless Magic was really different from Reckless Magic. Although I love both books, I found Hopeless more enticing and suspenseful. It was fast-paced and has a lot more depth than Reckless. Trust me, if you love the first one, you'd love this even more.

This second book to the saga, introduced us to a lot of new characters. We would get to know more of the Resistance members and one member in particular would de
Jun 15, 2012 Tiffany rated it liked it
3.7 Which is just a tiny more stars than I gave the last one. I really like this story, and I like the characters, and I like the writing style.

I don't like how often it portrays the 16year old girl drinking wine all the time as something acceptable.

I don't like the frequency of the lusty make-out sessions. We get it, you love kissing him. Even though he sucks. Guess what? If you had kissed another (better) guy first you would have fallen "in love" with him instead. It's that feeling that she
Scorpeyna  Blue
OMGGG That ending!! It broke my heart into pieces! T.T Huhu..Be strong Eden,you're not alone and know that I'm with you in your revenge..Go go go Eden! Actually,I don't quite like her character before entering 10% of the ending of the book but now, after I finished this book, I started to love this new Eden and with a new focus in hand I expect her character to be much better in the next book.I hope that she learns from her mistake and focus more on Resistance thingy other than her romance thing ...more
Alex Black
Well….I don’t really know what to say….at least it was free? Honestly I still don’t love the series. It is definitely not a 4 or 5 for me, and maybe not even a 3. All the way through 90% of this book I was just irritated with Eden, the main character. All she does is pine after Kiran, whines when he is not around, and he really does not seem that great other than he’s the prince. I just don’t get it….and the decisions Eden kept making was KILLING me. It is different in other books when the heroi ...more
Feb 14, 2013 Chichiohh rated it liked it
So little time, so many plot holes -
1) If Jericho has run away from home, why doesn't Lucan ask him immediately about it?
2) What is so important about this necklace that Kiran gave her as a token of his love?
3) Why is it that Avalon isn't immediately recognized as a Titan even though Eden is almost immediately pinpointed as a witch?
4) Is it normal for Oracle births to skip a generation? And if Eden is one...what is Avalon?
5) Are we going to just ignore that Lily and Talbott had a brief strange..
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
Jun 11, 2012 Kathy * Bookworm Nation rated it liked it
Shelves: magic, 2012
3.5 (The ending bumped it up for me)

This was interesting installment. To be honest, about halfway through I got a little bored. Instead of liking Eden more, I ended up not liking her very much. Her attitude just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t like Kiran, I’m not sure if he is suppose to be our hero or not, but either way I just don’t like him. I never really saw what Eden sees in him, besides good looks and nice kisses. They had no substance and never talked about anything serious. Jericho is a
Jan 27, 2012 Ciara rated it it was amazing
Never thought a sequel could outdo the original, I was wrong!!! I can't get enough of Eden and her star crossed love with Kiran, Avalon and his passion for the Resistance, and Amory and his wisdom that unlocks all the mysteries from the first book, Reckless Magic. Since the end of Reckless Magic, Kiran is still betrothed to Seraphina, BOOOO!!!! Him and Eden are left to meet in secret, causing the Resistance to put their trust in him more as they feel he is trying to do all he can to make Eden hi ...more
"THAT CANNOT BE THE ENDING??!" That is exactly what I thought when I read this book. It so funny to me that Rachel Higginson really knows what she's doing when she shapes a storyline. I really didn't care much for Kiran AT ALL in the first book. And then throughout this one I found a few redeeming qualities here and there and I was thinking.. "Ok, if she can't end up with Jericho... then I GUESS Kiran is okay." Literally 2 pages later and I'm sitting here thinking how much I hope Eden kills Kira ...more
Jun 03, 2012 GW rated it it was amazing
Oh hot dang! Amazing! The ending is so freaking good, I'm just speechless right now.

Maybe even better than the first one! Wow. And love triangles? Totally guessed it! I love Jericho, and honestly - I thought Kiran would be the one in the end. But in the beginning of this book, I just knew it wasn't happening. Don't you love that feeling when you're right about something? Mhmm, that's how I felt while reading this book.

There's so many twists and turns here, and you won't believe what happens in t
Dec 27, 2011 Brianna rated it it was amazing
OMG! I just finished this the other night and i was thoroughly impressed!! The book was so well written and everything fell together nicely. I have to admit saw the impending doom of Kiran's proposal...i just knew that Lucan wouldn't let them get away...but i didn't know how Lucan was going to get Avalon and i didn't think it would be Kiran that figured out who Avalon was! So surprising, now im wondering if the royal family will figure out that Avalon and Eden are able to telepathically communic ...more
Lenore Kosinski
Sep 20, 2011 Lenore Kosinski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Wow. I feel like I can't say anything without giving something away, but just wow. I could barely keep my eyes open last night, and yet I kept reading and reading b/c I didn't want to put it down. It's nice to see characters that aren't flawless, that have real depth, and that can make bad choices...and not just the lead character, but side characters as well. I don't know why I plowed through it though, it's just gonna make it that much harder to wait for the next one, and then the next one.... ...more
Mrs. Ron Weasley
Apr 28, 2012 Mrs. Ron Weasley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 5-plus
If I could give this a billion stars I would!! It was even more amazing than the first (hard to believe I know!) I was totally for Kiran until Jericho became more in the picture! Ahhh totally Team Jericho, Kiran can go step on a lego. (Ya I went there!) And Avalon is of course awesome! But I died at the end!! (No spoilers sorry, you have to read it) It made me cry about 50 times over; sweetness,adorableness and sometimes sadness. Well def sadness at the end I was freaking out. I wanted to person ...more
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Star-Crossed (7 books)
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“What do you want to know, Eden? Do you want to know how upset I am that you are not going to be around anymore, that I'm going to have to disappear out of your life completely? Would you like to know how scared I am that I won't be able to protect you anymore? Maybe you want to know how terrifying it is that you are choosing to hand yourself over to the monarchy; that you are going willingly to be slaughtered and I get absolutely no say in the matter. Or maybe you wan to know how hurt I am. Is that what you want to know?” 16 likes
“I do love you Eden, with all that I am. I don't believe there has been a more perfect love to ever exist in all of eternity, in fact. And I plan on sharing the rest of that eternity with only you” 13 likes
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