Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
Series: Starcrossed, book two
Source: ARC from a friend
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About the Book: 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: Oh man. Oh. Man. This book. I just.... oh man. I love, love, love retellings or continuations of myths in a modern day setting. Josie Angelini's Starcrossed series is one of my very favorites. I am just so captivated by the world she has created for her scions. The whole idea of the Houses and the blood debts and the reincarnations of figures from ancient Greek stories. It just all works together to create a book that I could not put down.
In Dreamless Helen is forced to live through horrendous ordeals night after night as she descends to Hades. These nightly journeys were so vivid I found myself shuddering when reading them. Let's just say that I hope I never find myself hanging by my fingertips from a brick ledge. Spoiler alert: I'd be dead.
Fans of Greek mythology who are looking for a new and engaging spin cannot miss the Starcrossed series! Dreamless is a solid follow up that gave me just enough information to be satisfied but still has me begging for more!