Monday, September 10, 2012

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Genre:  YA Mythology
Starcrossed Series, Book 2

Note:  As always with second books in a series, it can spoil the first one for you.  So reader beware.  Although when I'm undecided on a series, I always find the second book reviews tend to help sway me...

Description (taken from Josephine Angelini's website):
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.

Ooh, mythology and fantasy, how I love thee.  I absolutely loved Starcrossed; it was one of my favorites last year.  And while the second one was good, I feel it left me with some questions.

As most series go, this book does have a slight love triangle going on once Helen meets Orion.  Who am I kidding though?  This love triangle wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the incest part keeping Lucas and Helen from each other.  Did I mention that I'm sick of reading about incest in tons of books? Or how characters believe they're related and they're really not?  Yes, I'm sick of all of it...  Anyways, back to the love triangle.  It's not really that bad of a triangle because Lucas, hands down, wins Helen's love.

We've got some Underworld happenings, some pesky gods, and some furies pissing the Scions off.  Sidenote here, I liked reading about Morpheus' character.  He has a small role in the book, but I somehow loved his character.  Back to the story, Helen has to somehow release the Scion curse while maintaining her sanity.  In the end, the plot is fairly simple, but there were some things I did not catch onto until they happened.  So, indeed, I still loved the story.  I just want my questions answered, dang it.

So will I be anxiously awaiting the third one?  You bet ya.  And I'd recommend all mythology lovers pick this series up.

Challenges:  Sensational Seconds, YA Mythology, and Young Adult Reading Challeges

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't the biggest fan of Starcrossed to be honest and I wasn't planning on reading this BUT it does sounds quite interesting! Hmm...


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