Dreamless by Josephine Angelini Review

dreamless bookNow I’ve finished the second book man I have a lot of feelings on this one. After I finished this book I really felt the need to reread the first one before writing ANYTHING about my opinion on this book. So I’m a bit on the fence with how I feel about this one. I quite enjoyed it and felt like the storyline was quite good (though it was a bit cliché in places) but I have this feeling that while I was reading it…slowly it just started to feel empty. There wasn’t that much emotion behind this book (though whenever Hector entered the scene I did smile) and I felt like it was a bit dragged out. It was still quite a good read…I guess.

Summary, though if you haven’t read this book or the first one WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? (jk it’s cool just go buy it then read it then come back^^):

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.

I had a few issues with this story because:

A) Claire and Jason just bugged me throughout the whole story. I was like Gosh just go and get a room or something a quit freaking out about each other every five seconds. Jason was such a control freak throughout this whole book with Claire.
B) Daphne – ugh don’t even get me started with her. One of my least favorite characters ever and not only do I dislike her I still despise her because of what she did with Helen and Lucas.
C) I wanted more of Helen’s Dad and Kate. They were so cute together and I really feel like we deserved some more time with them.
D) Zack – such a whiney child throughout this whole story…is it bad that I didn’t feel sorry for him when he died? :S

But I did have some good things about this story that I quite enjoyed:

A) I loved the storyline with Helen going to the underworld in her sleep it was so interesting to see what the underworld would be like and having her searching for The Fates (whom I LOVE in these books – I think they’re so sweet and small and cute.)
B) Orion – Gaaaaaaahhhh love this character absolutely loved him. After Hector he’s my next favorite character in these books. I also love him and Helen together and I want Lucas to just go away because he’s bugging me. He seems almost like a sad copycat of Jayce from The Mortal Instruments and I want him to just go and leave Orion with Helen.
C) Morpheus – And this guy is just like a fake version of Finnick from Hunger Games but I love him anyways. I enjoyed his scene with Helen and couldn’t stop laughing when he was explaining how he couldn’t grant people their wishes when they put a coin in the well but he tried to give them vivid dreams about them. Helen’s reaction was hilarious.
D) I quite loved the ending even though I feel like there was no point in Daphne going and saying Lucas and Helen were related now. I mean in the end they ended up joining the houses and it didn’t even matter if Lucas and Helen had slept together.

Okay moving onto how I rated this book:

Characters: 7 points
Plot: 7 points
Originality: 7 points
Language and Style: 6 points
+ 1 point for cover design

So overall I give this book: 28/40 points

I’m still not sure if I would recommend this series to everybody. I think the only reason I’m still reading it is to see what happens to Hector and Orion and also because I like the cover designs of the books and it looks nice on my bookshelf :3. But other then that I’m not sure if it is quite up to that level where I’d recommend it yet.

Favorite Part: “I can’t make dreams come true in real life, no matter how much money people shower me with. The only thing I can do is give them vivid visions of their deepest wishes in their sleep. I try to make them as real as possible.”
“Very thoughtful of you.”

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