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
You know, how it is with sequels… they scare you – especially when you loved the first book so much! But, since I loved Starcrossed so freaking much, there was no way I was going to pass on this one out of fear…
The Plot Intensifies
We are left with many open questions and a cruel, horrible cliffhanger at the end of Starcrossed. Moreover, Lucas and Helen had to face that they would never be able to be together since they are cousins. Gosh. This was a horrible moment. The reader however knows the truth with actually makes it more painful to follow the dark path both lovebirds are heading to.
The plot in Dreamless is incredible rich with mythology, Helen searching a way to beat the curse of the Furies – alone. This deeper involvement of ancient greek mythology was awesomely played. There is a lot happening – good and bad which keeps the reader on edge the whole time.
Helen – Suddenly a true Heroine understanding her own strength
Helen changed a lot. She’s now becoming more and more the heroine she’s supposed to be. Strong and determined. She shoulders her responsibilities and refuses to take someone down with her. Eager to face whatever is thrown at her alone. She was a little too strong for my liking – hoping her incredible power would not overshadow the sweet girl she once was.
Orion – for everything that’s sweet and holy! He is incredible!
But, Helen does not end up facing the Tartarus alone! Help comes from somewhere she would have never expected! Orion! And .. Oh my holy goodness! He was the highlight of this book for me! He’s strong, smart fun and sexy as hell! I loved him instantly and once introduced, I couldn’t get enough from him! Although, I was as usual afraid to face this love triangle I found myself rooting for him so deeply I fell in love with this incredible character. It was hurtful to see how Helen still clung to Lucas, whom she can never have…
The Teenage Love Drama *frowns*
Here is now, where I’m being straight out honest. I was incredibly annoyed with Helen and Lucas and the way they handled this new situation. Still deeply in love, they couldn’t stay away from each other which I found genuine, sweet and heartbreaking.
*mild spoilers ahead*
Suddenly however, Lucas changes from not being able to stay away from her to telling her how much he hates her. *frowns* Helene, instead of being smart about this – completely and utterly believes he so suddenly changes from love to hate. This was so frustrating!!! I was annoyed and angry with both Lucas and Helen! How can they both be so incredibly stupid and short sighted??? I was banging my head against the desk, couldn’t believe this direction those two were heading. There is no way someone can love you in this moment and completely hate you the next – with nothing happen in between – a change of heart just like this???
So, here’s where I want to share a conversation I had with Pushy about this very issue
*insert Skye ringing tone*
Me: hey, I just finished Dreameless
Pushy: Oh awesome, I know how much you loved Stracrossed. How do you like it??
Me: *frowns* I’m annoyed with Helen and Lucas..
Me: Because… *insert long raving explanation about their stupidity*
Pushy: *chuckles* But hon, there are Teenagers!
Me: I don’t care! I’m mad at them – how can they NOT see how incredible wrong their behaviour is?
Pushy: See, when you are a Teenager everything feels more real more dramatic and more intense. Lucas and Helen are still kids, so of course they feel the way the did and of course they do stupid things you as a grown up can judge much better..
Me: hm.. but..
Pushy: No “but” remember yourself when you were 17 and the world ended because someone broke up with you or something like this.
In the end, as so often Pushy is right and I shouldn’t have been so annoyed and angry, I shouldn’t have forgotten that those are kids I’m reading about!
I was actually torn between 3.5 and 4 because of the Helen/Lucas issue – but Pushy is right and I go with 4
Dreamless was intense and full of mythology that keeps you on edge. Dreamless is the perfect follow-up and introduces a new incredible awesome character people will easily fall for! Slightly annoyed with the main characters in the end didn’t hide the fact that Dreamless was amazing!
Additional Private Notes
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