May 29, 2012

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Title: Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 29th 2012

Rating: 5/5

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Can true love be forgotten?

As the only Scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.

Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out—a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies’ cry for blood is growing louder.

As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen’s sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.

Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling STARCROSSED delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds expectation.
I started reading Dreamless immediately after finished reading Starcrossed and it started right after the first book left off, Lucas and Helen love each other but they can´t be together because their love is forbidden, but at the same time they can´t stay apart so Lucas tries to make Helen to hate him, honestly I didn't like the way he handled it, he treats her really bad.

Also at the end of Starcrossed Helen discover that she´s a descender and she´s the only scion who can descend to the underworld to find and try to defeat the furies, and stop the cycle of vengeance. In this journey through the underworld Helen is not alone, she gets the help of Orion another scion from other house.

Helen is exhausted all the time because she descends at night to the underworld, at first she´s alone and she doesn´t know what to do and she desperate because in the real world she´s having problems with her friends and also is suffering because Lucas gives her the cold shoulder.  At this point Helen meets Orion in the underworld a scion that help her with her task and they become friends and the more time they spend together the closer they become and that could complicate things even more.

In Dreamless - yes, we got a love triangle and I'm not thrilled about it because Orion is such a lovable character, he´s strong, gorgeous, super hot, honest, he cares for Helen, he´s selfless and has a background story that melts my heart and I can´t find anything wrong with him. I LOVE Orion!

Lucas is absent for much of the book and he´s angry all the time because of the situation with Helen and also he´s having other problems but he truly loves Helen. I love him also.

Dreamless is amazing, I really loved it! I like where this story is heading, can´t wait to read the next book in the series. Some of the Greek gods made their apearence in it; if you love Greek mythology you definitively going to love this book.


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  2. I've seen this book reviewed by several people. It looks good.

  3. I love being torn between characters. Great review, cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

  4. Dreamless was as I had expected, full of action, plot twists, romance, and anger. Most second books in trilogies are filler novels that move along slowly, but Angelini did not give us a standard sequel.

    The plot was fantastic. Helen has to find the Furies to rid the Scions of their need to kill each other. Helen faced so many obstacles being the only descender. My heart broke for her with every page. She is a true heroine -- never giving up in the face of constant failure, having her heart all but ripped from her chest, facing betrayal and loneliness. She is a tough chick. I also loved how there was so much more Greek Mythology intertwined into the story with each turn of the page. It was truly fascinating and kept me wanting more.

  5. I still haven't read Starcrossed. Can you believe it!? These are way up on my TBR list... I just have to get to them!! Great review - I can't wait to read them! :)