Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini [Review]

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Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed, #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release: May 29, 2012
My Copy: Author/Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:
DREAMLESS by Josephine Angelini is the beautiful, action packed sequel to STARCROSSED. Fans of STARCROSSED, prepare to get giddy over DREAMLESS. I love mythology and Angelini weaves a magical tale around characters that I can't help but love.

Angelini introduces a new character in DREAMLESS- Orion. I love him, he'll make the ladies happy. He is a charismatic, mysterious bad boy. And what is thrown into the mix along with a new character? A love triangle, of course. I'm sometimes exhausted of love triangles, but this is fun- Angelini's beautiful writing just flows and so the love triangle actually made me enjoy the book even more. The character development in DREAMLESS is much more relevant than in its predecessor. Secondary characters that are extremely likeable get even more time in the book, so I feel like I know them much better and they really help move the plot along. 

The story is very dreamy- most mythology based young adult has this feel for me. And Josephine Angelini really knows how to write a stunning adventure story. DREAMLESS is a wonderful mix of mythology, action and strong characters- a super satisfying read. Much better than STARCROSSED. Ah, and that cliffhanger ending!! Sigh. I highly recommend DREAMLESS to anyone who loves a great love triangle, mythology and young adult novels packed to the brim with action!

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