Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Source: Picked up at I believe NCIBA
Publication date: May 29, 2012
Series: Book #2 in the Starcrossed series
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads.com: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.
I loved Starcrossed and was excited to get my hands on this one. For the most part I enjoyed Dreamless just as much other than the fact that a sort of love triangle was thrown in.
Lucas was more angsty in this book as expected since he and Helen can no longer be together and it is tearing them apart. This is killing me and I’m hoping something is revealed that removes the huge reason Helen and Lucas cannot be together.
The story continued to be awesome and I loved watching Helen’s journeys into the Underworld and we get to meet a new character, Orion, who I absolutely love! He’s hot and sexy as expected being the son of Aphrodite but he is also the sweetest guy and has the best sense of humor. He’s so supportive of Helen and knowing just what she needs that it kills me as I watch him fall for Helen knowing she really belongs with Lucas. I am tired of the fact that there was this love triangle even though Helen obviously is still madly in love with Lucas.
Angelini’s integration of the major gods like Ares, Persephone, Hades, etc was masterfully done and I loved reading every bit of the story. I was entranced as we learn the nuances of each god’s or goddess’s personality and the part they are playing in the whole scheme of things as Helen is trying to find a way around the Furies enraging the descendants of the gods around descendants of other houses.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending but I cannot wait for the next book. Angelini is an amazing writer that will draw the reader in and have you addicted to the series.
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I thought it was interesting the Swedish edition was titled Hades so not sure if that is a country specific thing or if it was titled differently for another reason.