ARC Review: Dreamless by Jospehine Angelini

Dreamless Broke My Heart A Little

Title: Dreamless
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 29, 2012

                 
                 
                 
    

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.

From the moment I opened Dreamless I was sucked in, even though the beginning was a bit slow I read it in almost one setting. This book was much faster paced than Starcrossed and with excitement on each page turned. I‘m going to make this review short because there’s so many exciting things happening in this book that to be honest they all feel like spoilers to me, and it’s best if you discover them for yourself.

Dreamless starts shortly after the sudden and devastating events that occurred in Starcrossed, which I won’t mention in case you haven’t read because it’s a huge spoiler. I started this book with the expectations of all the heartbreak and anxiety I felt over Starcrossed to me washed away with a simple revelation, I was sadly disappointed.

“One look from Lucas and she felt stronger. Alive again. She could hear him chuckling to himself as he walked on, almost smug, like he knew exactly how much he affected her. “

Helen and the Delos family discovers that she is the only person capable of going into the Underworld and come out alive. Even though this task is treacherous and scary she must go each sleepless night in an attempt to prevent the Furies from further bloodshed and destruction and free the Scions.  Lucas begins to pull away from Helen and therefore she loses his support and with that crumbling it left the door wide open for another love interest to be introduced. My heart stays broken as Helen is broken by her distance from Lucas and I become angry at the discovery of a new character being brought into the story because I cared about Lucas and I didn’t want a love triangle. No matter how desperately I fought this, Josephine Angelini showed no mercy with introducing a character that I wanted to hate, yet I liked him, though not as much as Lucas.

Orion was a interesting, funny and charismatic addiction to the story however I like him as friend for Helen and not a boyfriend. In my opinion Lucas and Helen already have such a huge obstacle against them, why burden them with another. Also Helen’s mom cannot be trusted, and I think she is deliberately causing the suffering of Helen and Lucas and I’m hoping to get some closure on that issue and discovery why her mom would lie about something so important knowing that Helen is going to suffer immensely?

“Look, do you really want to argue all night about whether or not girls ever return clothes they borrow from guys? Because from what I’ve noticed, one night can be an actual eternity down here.”

This book was exhilarating and loaded with excitement! Much better than Starcrossed!! I recommend this book to lovers of Greek Mythology, love triangle‘s, and a hero and heroine you can’t help but root for their future together when all the odds are stacked against them. Warning this book ends on a cliffhanger so be prepared!! I cannot wait to what’s in store for us involving Helen and Lucas in the final chapter in this series.

ARC provided for review by Harper Teen

 

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5 Responses to ARC Review: Dreamless by Jospehine Angelini

  1. Ning says:

    Great review! I love the covers for this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on the first one! And I love books with mythology, so I’m always surprised I don’t read a lot of those.

    My TT

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  2. Aleksandra says:

    I read and loved the first book, Starcrossed and I’m so excited that the sequel is FINALLY released! I haven’t had a chance yet to get my hands on it and read it, but I plan to do it very soon. Thanks for a heavenly review! (:

    Aleksandra @ Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm

  3. Suzanne says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed this. I felt pretty much the same. I really missed Lucas in this one and I wanted to not like Orion, but its not possible lol. I agree, I’d like him for a friend for Helen. She needs to be with Lucas! Great review :)

  4. Sawesome says:

    I was so mad to like Orion. I did not at all want to. But I kinda do. I just want him there as a friend still. Her and Lucas are much better together.

  5. Alexa says:

    Yay glad you enjoyed this one more than the first book!

    Thanks for the amazing review!

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