Digger is used to playing roles while working as a thief, forger, and even a spy. However, after barely escaping from one dangerous job, she finds herself in her most crucial and frightening role yet. Mostly by accident, Digger becomes Celyn Contrare, lady-in-waiting to Merista Nemair. She travels with the Nemair court to the mountain castle of Bryn Shaer with the intent to stay alive and stay hidden. Her plans are thwarted when Lord Dual recognizes her for what she is and blackmails her into spying on the other members of the court. In her efforts to protect her identity, Digger discovers treason, but she also discovers a cause she wants to support.
This story is part adventure and intrigue, part fantasy story, and part coming of age. Digger is a strong character, but one who is still coming to understand herself and others. Her experiences include danger and risk, but she also learns about trust and friendship. StarCrossed is an exciting story with well developed characters. It is also clean and supports good moral decisions. It is appropriately written for teen readers, but I think it is also entertaining for adults.