Review: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Dreamless by Josephine by Angelini

  • ISBN-13: 9780062012012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Pages: 496
  • Source: Edelweiss

Synopsis:

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 Thoughts:

 Dreamless, the second installment in the Starcrossed Series, started a bit slow for the first 75 pages or so, at least in my opinion.  It look me a very long time to get into the story, but once I did it really grabbed a hold of me and I just needed to know what was going to happen with Helen.  This is by far one of the most unique takes I have read on Greek Mythology and for the most part I really like it.  I do get challenged at points where I just cannot seem to figure out which Gods or Goddesses are being discussed.  I like the tension between Helen and Lucas.  I cannot imagine finding out the person you are most attracted to is family and you need to stop having those feelings.  What really surprised me about Dreamless is the introduction of the love triangle between Helen, Lucas and Orion.  Orion shows up in the Underworld with Helen one night sent my her mother to help her save the Scions and hopefully save herself along the way.

Josephine Angelini is an outstanding story teller.  It cannot be easy to take a traditional mythology and make it modern and relevant for teens today.  I think that this is what draws me to this series the most.  Dreamless, once it picked up was equal to if not better than Starcrossed.  Now to wait another year for book 3, I don’t know that I can wait that long.

My Rating:

 

 

 

A Solid 4 Penguins!