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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Review: Dreamless

Author: Josephine Angelini
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 487
Source: Library
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Summary: 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 all expectations.
My Favorite Lines:
“...try to remember that dreams do come true, but they don't come easily.”

“How am I supposed to forget you?” Helen asked, laughing weakly at such a silly suggestion. “You’re too big a part of me. I’d have to forget who I am to forget you.” 
Why I Loved It:  Dreamless drove me just as crazy as Starcrossed.  That is a good thing.  Most of the time.  At times, I was pretty much could only be described as...

I mean, seriously, what happened here???   So for those who read Starcrossed and still have not dived into the sequel, here's what you need to know.  The book's intro is a lot more fast paced than the last book.  However, Helen spends a massive amount of time in the Underworld.  Which can be a bit depressing.  At times, I had a hard time reading the book.  Granted I still think that Ms. Angelini's writing is just as incredible.  But I was resisting with intensity a love triangle.  And that's what shows up in this book folks.  A stinkin' love triangle.  Just for the record, I am totally Team Lucas, and I really think that I will be an angry girl if at the end of Goddess the story ends in something other than Lucas and Helen having a shot at happy ever after.

Ok so moving on.  I did enjoy this sequel.  I thought the writing was good, I loved the further exploration into mythology, and I loved how the characters were more developed.  One more time, not thrilled about the introduction of Orion as a prospective love interest.  Helen struggles a lot with her mission to bring an end to The Furies, and that struggle may be more than she can handle.  

In the end, I wasn't expecting where the author was taking me.  Well not completely anyways.  Once again the book left off in such a way that I will have to read the next one.  JUNE GET HERE NOW!  Those who loved Starcrossed, you must continue the journey. 


  1. Great Review! I love this series, Love this book. I can't wait for Goddess to come out. Love Greek Mythology books! :)

  2. Thank for sharing this post. It make me wanna read this book. I must check my tab, to find this book, and read it..... LOL!!


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