Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Dreamless- Josephine Angelini

Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)- Josephine Angelini
Grade: YA
Rating: 5/5 Stars

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 (Description from Goodreads)

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How would I describe Dreamless, the sequel to last year's Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini? Utterly fascinating; emotional read.

If it’s been a while since you’ve read Starcrossed then I recommend a quick re read or skim through, just to familiarise yourself with all the different characters again.

Dreamless begins right where Starcrossed left off. Helen and Lucas are trying to come to terms with the fact that they are cousins (a lie that still has me seething at Helen’s mother) and trying to deny their feelings for one another, and the rest of the Delos clan is struggling with the fact that Hector is now an Outcast.

In Dreamless Helen has been given a quest; a dangerous quest that only she can do. She must go down into the Underworld and stop the Furies. If she succeeds it would mean the end of the bloodbath, that is the Houses fighting one another to the death. And it would also mean that Hector would no longer be an Outcast and can return home to his family where he belongs.

Physically travelling to the Underworld, and emotionally the fact that she is struggling with her feelings for Lucas, is affecting Helen, and her quest to find the Furies is in jeopardy. Enter Orion, another Scion, who has been asked to help Helen on her dangerous quest.

Now everyone knows that I hate love triangles (although I know it brings a new element into a story). I’m always left feeling sorry for the original guy, who has just gotten his heart broken. Well, after this book I need to rephrase that statement. I now hate love triangles where the second guy is just as sweet and caring as the first. How can I (and Helen) choose between two amazing guys?

And if all that relationship drama wasn’t enough, someone or something, is also after Helen on Earth. A war is coming and Helen and the Delos family have to be ready when it comes.

Dreamless is an action packed, emotional rollercoaster read, and I loved it. By the end you are left with a pretty clear indication of what’s to come in the next book, which I’m excited to read.

Originally posted on Goodreads


  1. Dreamless was the perfect title for this book (you'll know what i mean when you read it)
    The addition of Orion while Lucas and Helen think they're cousins is amazingly juicy.

    This book may not be as full of action as the first, it has become the prologue to a great battle between the Scions and the gods...we meet a few of the gods in this book and their characters are wonderfully developed and tasteful. For example, we meet Morpheus, the god of dreams, and he popped right off the page. he was seductive, laid-back, sweet, and sexy...I hope his character will become recurring throughout the books.

  2. I love your review!!! And I totally agree with all it. I tend to get a bit sick of love triangles, but this one kept me interested the whole entire way through! And all the use of the Greek's like heaven opened up and turned itself into a book!