Book Review | Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Title: Dreamless

Author: Josephine Angelini

Series: Starcrossed, #2

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Publication/Year: HarperTeen • 2012

Page Numbers: 487 (Hardcover via eBook)

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"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 Rating★★★★★

Quote I Like:
"You're freaking out. I need you to calm down right now. For Helen." Orion grabbed Lucas by the shoulder, and Lucas felt flooded with warmth. His heart slowed down, and a wave of soothing feelings overtook him.

My Thoughts:

Outstanding sequel. Full of action, much more than Starcrossed (Book #1) and included a love triangle with Helen, Lucas and Orion (new character). I love that Helen never gave up despite what she thought of herself. Her visits to Hades seemed scary , but she kept on pushing through for the ones she loved. She discovered she was a Worldbuilder, helped set the furies free, sent a god away -- she was great. Finding out that Lucas was a shadowmaster was a shocker, but thankfully he didn't become evil like his cousin Creon had become. True love definitely keeps you in a perfect state of mind if it's mutual.

- Spoiler Alert -
The fact that Helen had to descend to Hades every night was scary and coming across Hades himself seemed crazy, but I love that Hades helped her eventually. Orion is a super sweet guy as well, but I'm still team Lucas. Orion just seems like the kind of guy that would never overstep the boundaries, but enjoys a good flirt with a chick.

Lucas' father really was not cool at all, he definitely pissed me off trying to keep them apart, but I understand since not only are Helen and Lucas from two different Houses, but they are also cousins. Orion definitely took the time to be there for Helen despite her feelings for Lucas. Such a gentleman.

Daphne -- she's still a major b*tch to me. She schemes way too much. Hector becoming an outcast. I feel bad that he had to kill Creon, but then again I don't feel bad about it at all. I do love that Daphne decided to help Hector, but I feel as if she only did it because he reminded her of Ajax.

The fact that the love Helen had for Lucas and Orion created a connection between all four Houses, but now the gods can leave Olympus. 

Matt is now down with the gods -- ummm, how rude! He's supposed to be friends with Helen and the rest of them. Wonder how that will turn out.

Overall Conclusion:
Dreamless was an outstanding sequel that kept the momentum of the story alive and action packed. Couldn't ask for a better sequel, but that cliff hanger...on to Goddess.

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