Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 25 May 2014


Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Publisher: Harper Teen

May 2012

ISBN: 978-0-06-201201-2

Pages: 487

Contemporary, Mythology, Young Adult, Nantucket, Underworld

Helen Hamilton is the only Scion that can descend to the Underworld.  As the only one that can she now has a nearly impossible task that she must complete. To stop the endless cycle of revenge that curses her family she wanders through Hades night after night. During the day she fights to overcome the exhaustion that is rapidly eroding her sanity.  Helen isn’t sure if she has the strength needed to go on now that Lucas is not by her side.

Just as Helen reaches her breaking point she finds a new mysterious Scion that comes to her rescue.  Orion is funny and brave and he shields her from the dangers of the Underworld.  Time is running out for them and a ruthless foe is plotting against them.  The Furies’ cry for blood is also getting louder.

The mortal world and the ancient Greek worlds are colliding in Helen’s sheltered world.  Nantucket is descending into chaos.  Though none of that is as hard as it is proving to forget Lucas Delos.

This second book in the trilogy is just as good as the first one proved to be.  This is one trilogy that brings the myths to life in a completely different way that makes for a wonderful read.  The characters are proving to be fascinating and pull the reader into a world that is different and yet so real that it makes for a book that the reader won’t want to put down until the very last page.  The books are woven together so well that they flow one into the other and will have readers eagerly reaching for the third book to see if Helen and Lucas will get a happy ever after and just what will happen when the gods come to visit.

I give this one 5 red roses


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