Monday, 28 May 2012

Stracrossed #2 Dreamless

I'm such a sucker for a good mythology and this one definitely tips the balance. Meet my new book love Stracrossed #2 Dreamless by Josephine Angelini.

Here is the summary of 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 expectation.

Still reeling from the awesome that Starcrossed, I eagerly skimmed through the next one, Dreamless...and have to say though Ms. Angelini doesn't disappoint. Dreamless is if i do say so myslef even better than Starcrossed. This is how this begins. So Helen and Lucas now know that they are family and they can't be together, an excruciatingly painful realization (please say it ain't so!) and Helen's mother Daphne suggests an impossible task upon Helen, she being the only scion who can descend into Hades at will. So it is now up to her to find a way to end this vicious circle of endless hate that had been the curse of all the family for eons. But there is a problem, due to the uncontrolled visits to the underworld when she goes off to sleep regularly, she is not able to overcome the fatigue that follows as she mind is not able to rest in this ordeal.

Lucas, the Delos family and her friends are at a loss of what to do and it is in these trying times that a light shows through the the form of the funny and brave scion, Orion.This mysterious scion is the only thing that protects her in Hades but there is a ruthless plot is up and about them ... something of a higher order is coming and the furies are getting more vicious than ever. Soon enough her peaceful life in Nantucket is in Chaos ... maybe forgetting is the key but can she forget the love of Lucas Delos .... True love as it is is very hard to come by.

My word what to do....what to do...while Starcrossed proved to be the base of the case...Dreamless is the icing people. Josephine Angelini's work is really commendable. Helen was the main focus this time with the others playing big supporting roles. She is the only one who can descend into Hades and she is the only one who can this responsibility proves to be a great burden for Helen. Which she takes in strides. We feel a big connection to her this time around. We feel everything that she feel and its not always happy. Lucas the hunky scion takes a back seat in here and he is more than vulnerable. He is forced to be bad to the one girl that he loves and he can see what that is doing to her everyday.

Orion is definitely the comic relief in here being all funny and brave and out emerges a love triangle, well it didn't really look like a love triangle to me because Helen still seems to be pro Lucas and the things only get hot and heavy when Orion powers up (thats a spoiler...sorry couldn't resist) so it can be very well said that it is just lust and not love like she feels for Luke. Last but not the least, the mythology. It clearly played a great part in here what with Helen and Luke in the underworld and battling creepy Gods...well suffice to say there is action everywhere, be it in the underworld or be it above ground. Suffice to say i'm definitely hoping that the last book is going to be the cherry at the top of the cake.

"While Starcrossed proved to be the base of the case...Dreamless is the icing of the structure - Ms. Angelini sure did not disappoint"

Genre :      Young Adult, Romance, Mythology, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Harper TEEN

My Copy: Publisher and edelweiss

Rate:              5/5 (It was amazing)


  1. This sounds amazing! I still have to read the first book, but I will get to this one eventually. Thank you for your insightful review.



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