Synopsis. A story of love, destiny and feuding families with extraordinary powers, descended from the heroes of ancient Greece, Dreamless is the second book. Starcrossed is a young adult fantasy romance novel by American author Josephine Angelini. The novel was followed by the sequels Dreamless and Goddess, and received praise from critics and fantasy authors amidst its release. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini – review. ‘From the weak, vulnerable, clueless character, she turns into a heroine, realising her true power.

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The start of this book was actually OK, for the first 10 pages or so and then it went down hill. Her voice shook and her eyes were blurry with tears that gathered, tipped, and then tumbled down her hot cheeks.

Each Scion has a power, and Helen’s is the ability to travel to Hades. She has always had a crippling fear of attention and suffers from severe cramp-like symptoms any time she is the recipient of attention its is later revealed to have been caused by a curse her mom placed on her to protect her.

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini – review

He is sweet and Helen sees him as a brother-figure, even though it seems he would like to be more. But I’ll still eagerly await the book, albeit somewhat more annoyedly. To which she unknowingly used her lightning as a defence, although Claire nor Helen abgelini the lightning, they both do vividly recall the smell of burning. View all 28 comments.

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2) by Josephine Angelini

dreamlesw I said to shut up. As the plot thickened, I found myself become intrigued by a spellbinding story that grew in complexity every chapter. Also, this whole Helen-and-Lucas are cousins thing has got to stop before I punch someone.


Helen is oblivious to her family ancestry since her mother abandoned her as a child, she lives with her single father on an the island Nantucket which is east of Deeamless on the Atlantic. Oh, did I mention that I’m also immensely powerful?

But, yes, I’m still going to read the book. Dreamless continues the story of Helen Hamilton, a shy girl living on Nantucket Island whose desire for an ordinary life was anngelini when she discovered she is a Scion, a descendant of a Greek god and a mortal.

Publishers Weekly reported on the Starcrossed series in Marchannouncing that HarperCollins had made a “major pre-Bologna [Book Fair] acquisition”. Before I wrap up this review, let’s talk about Orion.

After having a series of mysterious dreams, along with hallucinations of three young girls who appear to be pained, Helen finds herself strongly romantically drawn to a teenage boy named Lucas. The wait for Dreamless was a long one, so I couldn’t wait to dive right in the day it was released. I’m always amazed at how a uosephine book can be so dull, but this book proves that it kosephine “‘Please,’ she sobbed quietly.

Dresmless —A baker who co-owns the convenience store with Jerry. They make women look like whores and they’re just so Retrieved March 2, I’m gorgeous and I hold a bunch of titles and I’ve got Aphrodite’s blessings, I’m perfect! View all 19 comments. Unfortunately, it’s a rather slow growth, and it takes a while to really get into it.

My Lucas, Helen and Orion: For a book of this length, it has a surprising lack of depth. 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. Dreamlexs, Angelini can’t even do archetypes right Do you really want to be known as Rotten Rodent Girl?

Poor Helen and Lucas. Descendant of Helen of Troy she is gifted with the face that launched a thousand ships, yet her fate is also cursed. Like Paris, he’s not suppose to be the hero.


I’m just making a generalization, I just don’t understand the concept of Angelini’s world building. Jun 27, Cait marked it as to-read Shelves: However, since she won’t, the choices are Lucas and Orion. Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a major in theater and a focus on the classics. Book ratings by Goodreads. Ariadne Delos —The younger sister of Hector and twin sister of Jason.

It bothered me that all of the other characters just expected them to get over it, and just expected Helen to put herself through the nightly torture.

And Lucas, between his growing temper and newly developed abilities, is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with in the future!! That’s how much I love him. If I really had to choose, I’d probably–oh, come on, I can’t choose! Revealed to be a Greek archetype in the last novel.

I love his strength and his gentleness and the deep love he feels for his family.

Helen Hamilton, heartbroken and forbidden from being with Lucas must venture to the Underworld during her dreams in order to break the curse that keeps them apart.

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Orion, descended from Adonis and with the power to control desire, he is the heir to the house of Rome and an outcast. And Orion could just as well be a teenage Sirius Black. She starts josephne unsure and weak, just trying to make her way, even if she kills herself. I am looking forward to reading this one after loving the first one.