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!READ EPUB ♘ Dreamless ♒ 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 OnJust 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 LouderAs 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 DelosJosephine Angelini S Compelling Saga Becomes Ever 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 All Expectations Hold on a sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor WOW I m suffering from one GARGANTUAN love that word book hangover Seriously, I m a mess You can t see me right now, but my hair is doing that I ve never heard of a brush thing, and my clothes are direly craving the ironing board that I never use , and my emotions are off somewhere crying in a corner begging for a shot or bottle of Tequila.And the buttprint on my very comfy couch is getting larger I d like to think that the largeness of said buttprint is caused by my not getting off of it for the past couple of days and not the even larger gargantuan amounts of chocolate I ve consumed at the expense of my emotional meltdowns brought on by THIS book.Because it s just that awesome And just to warn you that while you read this You will be doin a little bit of this And a little bit of that A LOT of this Oh And you ARE going to do this SO BE PREPAREDBook TeasersI don t want this, she said Her voice shook and her eyes were blurry with tears that gathered, tipped, and then tumbled down her hot cheeks But I need it It s not our talents that make us safe or dangerous, its our choices We think you re dying, he replied quietly We don t know exactly why, and because of that, we have no idea how to help you I can t do this alone any, she said to the blank sky FINAL RATING 3.60 STARS CATCHALL I loved Dreamless so muchthan Starcrossed, although I was still disappointed with several aspects of it unfortunately Still, it was an excellent read and I genuinely enjoyed it I felt that it was an extremely well done second installment and I was especially impressed by the character development THE HEROINE HELENHelen grows a lot in this book Unfortunately, it s a rather slow growth, and it takes a while to really get into it She starts out unsure and weak, just trying to make her way, even if she kills herself She doesn t really know at first what to do all she knows is that she has to keep going Later, she acs beautifully and steps into her role and really takes charge However, she is a but too impulsive and doesn t always think before her actions, and it s clear there will be consequences THE LOVE INTERESTS LUCASMuch as I loved Lucas in Starcrossed, I really wasn t sure for the longest time how I felt about him in this book I didn t approve of one of his initial decisions Sure, he was misguided, but it was still his choice I didn t like at all what he chose to do, and knew there were other ways Such as figure out they re not actually cousins I still have no clue why none of the characters are smart enough to figure it out Anyway He had a pretty great plot twist that I found really cool.ORIONMmm, now here s a character to love He s beautiful, and I want one He s such a neat character and he s so kind and sweet He really wants to help Helen but he saccepting and open than she is He helps her figure out who she is and I couldn t help but tumble headfirst into love with him He s strong and smart and does what needs to be done He also has an air of mystery that surrounds him and I cannot wait to find outabout him SOME OF THE OTHER SECONDARY CHARACTERS HECTORHector has always been, and will always be, my absolutely most favorite character He s so freaking hot, and besides, apparently gives amazing hugs, which I so want In general, I just want him I love his strength and his gentleness and the deep love he feels for his family He s so brave, and never backs down He s protective without being possessive I completely adore him and would be totally satisfied if the entire book revolved around him dancing with seagulls That s how much I love him.ZACKI felt really sorry for Zack in this one, and was sad to see some of his choices but glad to see others He really struggles, blurring the line of good vs evil, and that was really interesting to see I loved being in his head and seeing what he was thinking.JASONI love Jason too I honestly don t even know why, I just do He s awesome And hot And I love him for no apparent reason, but whatever.CLAIREActually, I didn t like Claire at all in this book I m not suing she is one, but she kind of acted like a bitch and i really didn t like that I was really disappointed in her character and that was saddening, since I loved her so much in Starcrossed THE PLOT The plot was epic, intense, and everything I could have hoped for Although in actuality, it started off far too slowly for my taste, and I was quite disenchanted with that I felt like it took quite a while to get into the actual story itself I didn t really care for that too much.Also, this whole Helen and Lucas are cousins thing has got to stop before I punch someone If you really love each other, it shouldn t matter whether you re related or not Further, they re not related, and I find it hard to believe that they re all that ridiculously dumb and none of them can figure it out.Still, once the plot really got going, it was completely awesome I couldn t put it down There were so many plot twists that I could never completely guess just what was going to happen next.I completely loved the concept and the intense action and everything that was going on, the creepiness and the mythology and the little details and everything Perfection THE ROMANCE In my dream world, Helen would ditch both Lucas and Orion and end up with Hector Then again, if she doesn t want him, I ll take him However, since she won t, the choices are Lucas and Orion I m actually not really sure what team I m on for possibly the first time ever in my life I have good reasons for both Lucas and Orion and negative reasons for both The romance was so beautifully well developed and there s such heartache If I really had to choose, I d probably oh, come on, I can t choose For the first time in my life, I don t have a team It s so weird THE WRITING Josie s writing has gotten so much better since Starcrossed I love the gorgeous descriptions and the inner voices of the characters Their thoughts fit them so well Told mainly from third person POV via Helen, there s actually quite a variety of characters that take turns narrating the story, which is really cool and definitely contributes to its general awesomeness I loved how much the writing became so real and really felt myself drawn in to the story THE ENDING The ending was, in one word, perfect There was betrayal There was death There was drama There was love There was war There was resolution There was everything I want to see at the end of a book and , even better things It was completely amazing and wrapped up the book beautifully, while leaving just enough unanswered and undone for the third book Everything that had happened earlier in the book clicked together nicely WRAUP This book was so much better than Starcrossed, and I look forward to reading Goddess immensely I am sure that the conclusion will be explosive and almost too awesome to be real, and I am ridiculously excited Josie is showing real promise as an author, and I can t wait to see what she brings us next FINE.Readof my reviews on Sparkles and Lightning My pre reviewI want this book now Lucas and Helen have to be together Oh, oh my God What a breathlessly beautiful cover I m speechless.BUT WAIT A LOVE TRIANGLE ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME I AM SOOOOOOOO FREAKING SICK OF LOVE TRIANGLES I AM OFFICIALLY TICKED OFF That s it Someone is dying.But I ll still eagerly await the book, albeit somewhatannoyedly. Now that I ve read Starcrossed I m really excited about this Hopefully Helen and Lucas will be told that they are not cousins and why has nobody else figured it out I could have sworn like 3 people told her that Ajax died 19 years ago and there was the picture of Jerry kissing Daphne s pregnant stomach As an unforgettable love triangle emergesimage error Mittelma beschriebt dieses Buch recht gut Genauso wie bei Band 1 fand ich sowohl Schreibstil als auch Charaktere ein wenig infantil und flach Auch die Beziehungen und generell die Emotionen wurden f r mich dadurch nicht transportiert Schade eigentlich, denn der Plot an sich ist durchaus ansprechend und mit recht logischen Ideen ausgedacht Die ersten zwei Drittel des Buches haben den Leser irgendwie in keine gute Stimmung versetzt, allerdings fand ich das letzte Drittel wieder wirklich spannend, was auch der einzige Grund f r mich ist noch Band 3 zu lesen. Please, she sobbed quietly Just kill me now Oh, Helen, my dear I would if I could, if only so this book could end sooner and I didn t have to suffer through a month of reading it.The main thing I can recall about reading this book is that it was so incredibly boring It took me so long reading it, trudging through it by bits and pieces at a time because it was so completely, utterly unabsorbing I m always amazed at how a plot driven book can be so dull, but this book proves that it can be done Everything I loved about the first book was nonexistent in the second I should be able to sayabout a book of this length, of this depth, that requires so much of an investment in time but I just can t It s about 50% longer than it needed to be.For a book of this length, it has a surprising lack of depth Some books have such complexity of plot that I can hardly sum it up in a page without feeling like I m leaving out some minor but utterly essential segment of the plot This book suffers from no such problems I can summarize it in one sentence and you probably wouldn t miss much Helen goes to the Underworld nightly, and tries to solve the mystery ofsomething on the grand scale of wars between the gods and the mysteries of the Furies and shit Every day Repeat for weeks That is the entire book I don t even know any The plot is just bogged down with unnecessary teenage angst and the overall lengthiness just muddles up the plot so much that I don t even know what s going on.Second book syndrome, thy name is Dreamless.Some things I loved in the first book that went down the crapper in the sequel 1 TWOO WUV First book Ok, a tad clich d Fine, very clich d, but I like the straightforwardness of it Romeo Juliet plot, Lucas and Helen can t be together, but they re devoted to each other and each other alone Fine with me, I m all for that Second book half assed love triangle.Lucas I CAN T LOVE YOU BECAUSE IT S NOT FATED FOR US Therefore I shall pretend to hate you and make you hate me by being absolutely deplorable and an altogether despicable piece of shit and do stupid things like beat up my own father because I can t have whom I want Wah Helen LUCAAAAAAAAAAAAS WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS I LOVE YOU I know we re cousins and that s totally gross but we re meant to be together so why are you being such a jer Why hello there, handsome, what s your name Orion I m Orion I m gorgeous and I hold a bunch of titles and I ve got Aphrodite s blessings, I m perfect Lucas Sup dude Orion Yo, man Helen BUT I LIKE YOU BOTH D Lucas Orion Ok2 Characterization First book loved it Helen s character turned from stupid silly Mary Sue to someone I could actually sympathize with Second booknot so much What leftover sympathy I had for Helen from the first book disappeared quickly She does not change at all within the book Still blaming herself for everything, still making mistakes, still taking on too much, and now, she s evenof a martyr Same with Lucas, same with the rest of the cast, really This book is heavily plot driven, and considering the plot is weak, it fails in keeping my interest because of the lack of character development The newly introduced characters are similarly flat Orion is the gorgeous aren t they all golden boy, with a tragic past, but always with a smile on his face to hide his pain Clich d, clich d, clich d Automedon is a mindless bot, out to kill You could call Automedon the Terminator instead, and it wouldn t be too much of a stretch Well, besides for the fact that the Terminator hadpersonality.And Hector THERE IS A SERIOUS LACK OF HECTOR HERE I m not talking about his presence, considering it s bound to be lacking considering his exiled status, but his personality The take no prisoner attitude is gone, the no nonsense attitude is gone, there s no telling Helen to suck it up and be who she was meant to be Hector s gone soft on us, people.3 Random ass plot First book heavily mythology driven, well explained history of the Houses, good basis of Greek mythology that s not too far fetched from anything you can find in Bullfinch s Second book, let s throw everything into the mix, let s screw up the gods and goddesses and make them into random creatures that fit the plot, rather than the other way around The inaccurate depictions of the myths and the gods and goddesses here bring to mind The Goddess Test and we all know how much I absolute loved that book end sarcasm Ares, Orion whispered to Helen over his shoulder as the god skipped off, giggling hysterically, to hide among the bones Don t be afraid, Helen He s a coward He s insane Helen whispered back frantically He s completely and totally insane Ares The god of war Really By the end of the book, I don t even know what the plot is any, what started off fairly simply in book one turned out to be a convoluted mess in book 2, and I honestly have no idea what the big mystery that they re all fussing over is due to the gigantic mess that became the backbone of the book. I am looking forward to reading this one after loving the first one You find out near the end of the first that Daphne lied about Helen being Ajax s daughter so her and Lucas are not cousins I just hope they found out soon that they can be together Can t wait for this one Great job Josephine Simple Mathematics People Helen is 17 years old Ajax died 19 years ago HOW CAN HE BE HER FATHER They can t even subtract 17 from 19 This better get resolved early in the book UPDATE GORGEOUS COVEROh no a love triangle Didn t see that coming Angelini, please do it tastefully So this is a link to an email from Angelini that actually does clear up this date discrepancy Thank you to Angela who emailed the author After reading I can t Form Complete sentences. Google, define sopho slump for me, please A sopho slump or sopho jinx refers to an instance in which a second, or sopho, effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort Ladies and gentlemen, this is the antithesis of a sopho slump Angelini steps up the action and the passion and the sizzling tension in DREAMLESS in fact, breathing isn t an option You ll be holding the air in your lungs and turning pages faster than you can believe.Helen Hamilton just can t catch a break She needs to descend into the Underworld, since she s the only one who can, and find the Furies to complete a mission she s been set onbut she can t control her descents and she finds herself in random and painful scenarios She meets someone in the fiery pits of Hell named Orion.A fierce love triangle emerges from the darkness Helen and Lucas are taking a break, since something happened in Starcrossed and led to them breaking apart, but Helen can t keep her mind off of him.Helen enters the Underworld in her dreams At the beginning of the novel, I wasn t thinking this was how it was going to happen and when I found out it was, I was instantly relieved I wasn t looking forward to a long, grueling journey where the heroine would be away from everyone in Nantucket for so long The way Angelini did this was great.And can I say now how much I just love the cover Whoever designed this cover needs a raise, because I am barely able to look at that book without mentally swooning.Dreamless is the first HarperCollins ARC I ve ever read, and it was definitely a great start.With rich mythology and a passionate love triangle, DREAMLESS takes the intensity up to a whole new level Be prepared to be swept off your feet.