Review: Dreamless

Josephine Angelini has outdone herself with Dreamless, the sequel to Starcrossed. As soon as I finished the Starcrossed, I started shaking with anticipation for the sequel to come out and let me tell you, Dreamless went far beyond any expectation I ever had.  I read this book every chance I had, even staying up until 2 a.m. because I had to read “just one more page”.

Helen and the Delos family continue their life on Nantucket Island after the battle that just took place, trying to cope with the loss of Pandora and Creon and the fact that Hector was now an outcast. While things are getting better for everyone else, Helen and Lucas are now forced to be apart, and are struggling to deal with that. But life goes on and Helen must continue her mission to free the scions of their blood debt once and for all. One night, though, the unexpected happens: Helen meets another living being while descending to the underworld. In enters Orion, Heir to the house of Athens and head of the House of Rome, here to help her find and kill the furies. As Helen and Orion grow closer, though, Lucas becomes darker and darker, until he becomes something even he never could have imagined. Wrapped up in their own problems, they don’t notice that the gods are watching them, and they have a plan of their own; one that, if it were to be fulfilled, will finally start the war between the scions and the gods.

Orion is new boy character that every girl dreams of. With classic good looks, awesome hair, and incredible power, he’s the knight in shining armor to Helen’s damsel in distress. I was kind of wary of him at the beginning because of his shady past, but he grew on me as the story went on and by the end I was torn between Team Orion and Team Lucas.

Dreamless brings on a darker shade onto the world created by Starcrossed, and will set the stage for pain, heartbreak, and a war that will change everything.

About the Book:
Title: Dreamless
Author: Josephine Angelini
Release Date: 05/2012

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