by Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #2
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 29, 2012)
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
At a Glance:
I love this book so hard! There has rarely been a paranormal romance that I've loved as much as I have loved this series. Dreamless was never boring, always exciting, and chock full of romantic tension. This is one of my favorites!
Oh My! Gods!
One of my favorite things about this book were all the Greek gods! There were so many gods introduced, and so much mythology, I just loved it. Morpheus, Hades, Ares, Persephone, and many others make appearances in this one. Greek mythology has always been one of my favorite things. Josephine does such an amazing job of mixing the old with the new, keeping things interesting, while staying true to the classic myths.
Love Triangle with a Cause:
Yes, there is a love triangle. I'm not sure why people are getting so sick of them, but many are. I would like to make a case for this love triangle, though! First of all, as you know, Helen and Lucas are cousins. They can't be together. So, what's Helen supposed to do? Second, Orion is freaking awesome. Yes, I loved Lucas and Helen together, and who knows, maybe they'll pull out a "Jace and Clary" but I seriously fell for Orion, and I would not be sad to see Helen end up with him. Third, and most important, this love triangle has a purpose. It is essential to this storyline. It's obvious that Josephine didn't just throw it in for a thrill. Even if you're sick of love triangles, I think you should give this one a chance!
I love Helen. I have to say, I was a little worried about her at first. She goes through hell in this book, and it really starts to wear on her. There are moments that she's almost in complete despair. But what I love about her, is that she never stops trying. She is so kind and caring, she's constantly thinking about others. She won't give up, and she won't let anyone save her. That doesn't mean she won't let anyone help, though. And you seriously don't want to mess with this chick, she will zap you!
The Family that Kicks-Butt Together, Stays Together
One of the awesome things about this series, that you don't see a lot, is the family dynamic. I love the way that all of the Delos family is a part of this book. Each one of them has a significant role, and a unique personality. And this family is hard-core! Then there's the heart-wrenching separation between Hector and the rest of the family. They can't be around each other without the Furies making them want to rip each other's hearts out. It was SO SAD! I wanted to get a Hector hug!
There was SO much romantic tension in this book. Tension between Lucas and Helen was THICK. Yes, they are cousins, and are forbidden to be together, but they fell in love before they knew. Turning that off is really hard. Luckily, Orion is there to help! I loved the developing relationship between Helen and Orion. They grew slowly, from acquaintances, to friends, and then to having feelings for each other. This is my favorite! By the end of the book, I didn't know what I wanted. Do I want Helen and Lucas to not really be related? Do I want her to end up with Orion? Or should she just go hang out with Morpheus for the rest of her life? I. Can't. Decide.
Yeah, I can't say I'm a fan of the cliffhanger. I really do like each book to have some resolution. But, I'll be honest, it just doesn't bother me with these books. I love them that much. And it's definitely done it's job. I can not WAIT for the next book.
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Yep! It got an extra piece!
- Profanity: Heavy
- Sexual Content: Mild/Moderate dialog
- Violence: Heavy
Check out these great links!
- Browse inside Harper Teen
- Dreamless Playlist
- Dreamless e-book: Harper Teen | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Ebooks | Kobo | iBookstore (At participating ebook store links, you can purchase Dreamless for $0.99)!!
- Follow the Dreamless Blog Tour & follow on Twitter under the #DreamlessDays & @Josieangelini
- WEDNESDAY 5/30 Harper Teen is hosting a LIVE chat with Josie on Facebook
You can follow the rest of the tour here:
Josephine is hosting a blog tour giveaway, and this giveaway will end at the end of the tour. She's giving away a kindle with either the Starcrossed or Dreamless skin on it. In order for blog tour followers to enter, they do need to comment on each blog tour post (only once) as well as follow Josie on twitter.