Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini
Hardcover, 487 pgs.
Expected Publication: May 29th, 2012 by HarperTeen
Source: For Review
Description 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 expectation.
Dreamless is the follow up to Starcrossed which was a book I really enjoyed. When Dreamless came in the mail I was really excited to read it but was a little intimidated by the size. There are so many books to read that I am impatient and just want to fly through each one. However I shouldn't have worried as Dreamless was an effortless read that I flew through in no time.
Josephine Angelini has created a story that stands apart from other mythology novels. I don't know mythology, but I do read a lot of YA mythology books and for me it felt different. What I liked is that I would think one thing and was completely wrong. Regarding the mythology aspects of things. So maybe things aren't accurate (I really have no idea) but she's made a pretty creative story line that I really enjoy.
The book has a love triangle but I liked it despite that. I thought it worked okay for the story. It wasn't my favorite aspect, but it certainly didn't ruin the story. Part of that is the reasoning for it. Helen has to descend night after into the Underworld all alone and go through horrendous things every single night without anyone by her side. She's broken and frustrated and has no idea what to do. Then along comes Orion who stands by her side and helps her through each step as they discover what she can do and they work through everything together. I think that their connection is inevitable since he's basically her savior. But no worries, we still see a little of Lucas and know her feelings regarding him. I don't know how things will go in the next book but I was happy to see Helen discover so much about herself as well as the history of the Scions. She's growing as a character and has so much strength in her to always push to do the right thing.
If you haven't read Starcrossed yet I highly suggest you do so. This is a series that is worth giving a try!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes, all opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.