The wait for Dreamless was a long one, so I couldn't wait to dive right in the day it was released. Honestly, though, I found myself really struggling to get back into the story, and at about 20% in I had to shelf this one for a few weeks/5(K).
Me: Well, I'm sorry. I'm just making a generalization, I just don't understand the concept of Angelini's world building. Then again, I can't figure out why she'd get a seven figure deal for this shit fest. Helen: What's so bizarre about the story? It uses Greek mythology, right? Me: More like it has rainbow and glitter diarrhea all over Greek Mythology. Helen crosses arms : It does not. Me: Okay, does this make sense to you: Emo teen who can go in the underworld without being dead or a dignity every night dying because she can't dream rolls eyes on this one , emo teenage boy we're suppose to find hot who beats up things because he can't bang his cousin, some scions from different houses hating each other some not, magic rivers with special river juice, ant men who aren't a part of the Marvel universe, furies who no longer try to kill you even before you give them river juice, people being more afraid of people with invisibility powers than girls who can shoot lightening out of their hands, having people go to school after they crash their bike into sewage water and touch a dead animal that could've been rabid Helen: Hey, that last one doesn't have to deal with the world building.
Me: That last one was just there because it was gross. Seriously, any self respecting human being would've headed home or better yet the hospital after touching dead squirrel. For all you know it could've had rabies or some other wild animal disease.
And to go to school like that? Do you really want to be known as Rotten Rodent Girl? Helen: But it was school Me: You weren't there and once you got a pass, you basically skipped the whole day anyway. And I used this particular example because it was really gross and unnecessary just about like the rest of the pages of this book.
Seriously, it could've been cut in half and it still would've been too long. Helen: You just hated it because I'm beautiful. Me: No. I got annoyed that I kept hearing how pretty you are. But I could care less about your looks. Honestly, I thought it was sort of cool that Helen of Troy was your archetype at first because you could've been a real bitch of a character.
But nope And I hate you. Heck, Angelini can't even do archetypes right Like Paris, he's not suppose to be the hero. Helen: Paris? Me: Lucas. But your author renamed him, probably because calling a guy Paris isn't going to make him sound like Edward Cullen which is what I think she was striving towards.
Honestly, I have to wonder if this series was originally fan fiction. I mean, it's pitched like it's Percy Jackson for girls. Lucas is a rip off for Edward with his controlling and stalkerish ways. Seriously, he sits in front of your bedroom all night that's not right, and you two are broken up in book two just like Bella and Edward. Oh, and you know have a lightening bolt scar like Harry freaking Potter. And Orion could just as well be a teenage Sirius Black.
Helen: Are you finished? Me: No, quite frankly I'm not. Seven fucking figures. Do you know what I could do with that sort of advance. And it's not even like she tried with this piece of unicorn poo.
Even my fan fictions are better than this What about the other characters? Me: What? Helen: You're not complaining about them Me: Oh, I'm not. I already mentioned that she loves archetypes didn't I? That all of you scions are based very loosely off of Greek figures.
Oh, did I also mention that she's generalized all the supportive human roles too. Let's see, while there is some diversity in these books the characters are token characters at best like Claire or Giggles if we're using your stupid nickname for her.
And while that by itself is great, we're told that Claire is sort of weary about dating guys who aren't the same race as her i. And we're told this is a tradition. Oh, and if that little generalization isn't bad enough, the Latina characters in this book are described frequently as saucy.
Fucking unicorn sparkly Helen: Can you just shut up already. Me: No, I had to put up with you for a week and Helen: lightening bolt forms from her hand Seriously, shut up now Me: You're too much of a Mary Sue to do it grabs water gun from purse and sprays Helen. Helen falls to the floor withering and claiming that she's melting. Wrong book. Now that that nonsense is done. I think it's time I read another book, something that makes me retain my faith in humanity.
Seven fucking figures I do not own the character Helen. I merely using her character to review this God forsaken unicorn puke book. The only good thing in this book was Orion. Sep 08, Marianna marked it as to-read.
A few minutes ago I finished Starcrossed and writing my review I said "Can't wait to read the sequel". And when I come here to mark this as Want-to-Read what do I see? Why do bad things happen to good people???? May 23, Caylynn rated it it was amazing. Re-re-reread review! These visits to the parts of the Underworld where she was in no immediate danger lasted the longest and ended up being the hardest in the long run Hell didn't need lakes of fire to torment.
Time and solitude were enough. Me every time I reread this trilogy- Seriously. It is one of those extremely rare ones where the sequel is just as good as and some rereads even better than the first installment, and I know every time I dive in Re-re-reread review! It is one of those extremely rare ones where the sequel is just as good as and some rereads even better than the first installment, and I know every time I dive into the story that I'm going to fall in love with it all over again.
In Dreamless , Helen and the Delos family are dealing with the fallout of Starcrossed. Hector is an Outcast, Lucas and Helen have yet another reason as to why fate won't allow them to be together, the family is preparing for an all out war, and Helen now has to deal with the crushing responsibility of being the only demigod who can descend into the Underworld to fulfill the quest of freeing all demigods from the Furies and their rage-inducing blood oaths.
I don't know what it is about Josephine Angelini's writing, but it is so easy to feel everything that Helen is suffering through throughout this novel. The themes of depression and involuntary isolation are heavy as hell in the sequel, and in comparison to the upbeat tempo of Helen discovering what she is and finding a group of people that eventually become like family to her in the first book, it hits you hard.
Helen glanced around her room. The silence pounded in her ears and the walls spiraled in on her. She didn't want to be the Descender anymore She was at the end of her endurance. She was beyond tired, but couldn't let herself fall asleep in this condition. If she did, she didn't know if she would ever have the strength to wake up again. As someone with severe depression when I first read this trilogy, I connected so hard with everything Helen thought about in these scenes of solitude.
My favorite thing about Dreamless is the way that Angelini approaches the failures of a hero, and how those failures are taken a lot more seriously by the other characters than if another, lesser character had committed them.
You've seen it in Harry Potter. You've seen it in A Game of Thrones. You've even seen it in fucking Avatar:TLA. Our lovable most of the time hero makes one slip up-no matter the size- and the others all pounce on it like they're lions in a fighting pit. The amount of times that Helen is bullied and pushed back and forth for things that sometimes aren't even her fault gets to the point where you just want to reach in and shake all the characters for their idiocy.
But, of course, we can't talk about all the depressing shit without bringing up the shining ball of light that is Orion. The new guy on the block, Orion is literally Helen's saving grace as she's suffering through the deepest depths of Tartarus.
He actually succeeds in making her laugh as they're trudging through hell itself. I AM tasty. See for yourself. I'm going to end this review before I gush even more than I already have by saying Feb 01, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: tbr-on-ipad. I am a huge Starcrossed fan, it is such a well-executed, thrilling story with characters that I just absolutely fell in love with. The wait for Dreamless was a long one, so I couldn't wait to dive right in the day it was released.
I finally sat down today and finished it, and I was a little disappointed when I was done. The fact that the plot just didn't hold my interest was a big part of the issue. In the beginning of Dreamless, Helen is essentially just repeating the same process over and over again, going down to the underworld searching for the answer to stopping the furies.
There wasn't a whole lot else going on, even with the secondary characters, so I just got bored with it. When Orion finally came into the picture, things started looking up a bit. There was a lot of fact-sharing and history-revealing, but without any exciting action going on in the mean time, it was hard to keep interested. Then here's my biggest problem; the thing that I loved MOST about Starcrossed was the beautiful romance between Lucas and Helen, and I realized early on that their relationship of any capacity was just absent here.
Yes, Starcrossed ended with them thinking they were cousins, so we all knew where this was going for awhile. But I didn't expect Lucas to just be gone from the story in the way he was in Dreamless. He was heartbroken and alone, and Helen was heartbroken and going through hell, but they hardly even speak to each other.
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. Everyone acted as if they were just being asked to do these simple tasks, and when they struggled with them it was shameful. It made the whole situation even more hard to swallow for me. Here, we finally see the return of the Lucas we all so dearly missed, the love that they share, and how amazing they are when they work together!!!
He helps Helen finally sort things out in her head, and he's there for her to support her so she knows that she's not alone. THIS was what was missing in the first part of this book, and I was so very happy to have it back!!!! God, I just love Lucas!! I really ended up liking Orion in the second half of the book, too, despite my objections to Helen falling for him.
It's so not fair to Lucas, but I didn't let that fact cloud my judgement of Orion. He's sweet, caring, brave, and drop-dead gorgeous, so it's hard to not love him!! Though Helen does doubt herself during her trips to the underworld, she keeps pushing through and pushing herself to the limit so that she can complete the task and save all of them from the furies. When the final battles come around, she once again finds the strength within herself to fight for all of them.
I loved watching her get all bad-ass again, I hated seeing her run down and desperate. And Lucas, between his growing temper and newly developed abilities, is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with in the future!! I'm miffed that he and Helen still don't know the truth at the end of Dreamless, and I worry what that will mean for him in the next book. I really hope they don't have to be in the dark much longer, I could just strangle Helen's mother for keeping the truth from them!!
So, overall I wanted much more from a good portion of the book, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest. I'm still a huge fan of the series and I very much look forward to reading Goddess next year!
Dec 26, Sally rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Alright, so this book wasn't that bad. It was creepy and seriously stupid but apart from that, it was bearable. In the first book, Lucas and Helen were all laddi-da-da, totally in their "together forever" mode. Now, after they found out that they're ohmigosh, cousins! They can like never ever be together. I have no idea what the hell happened.
Idk what kind of shit he gets up to, just sitting and watching her like freaking Edward while she sleeps. She's practically getting frozen in her little iceberg of a bedroom, which btw i have no idea how her dad doesn't realise that it's like a freaking igloo or arctic shit in there. I mean what kind of parent doesn't at least poke their head in once to see how their kid is doing?
I was surprised she didn't have to don snow gear and start shovelling out some ice because it had gotten to the point where her bedroom has become an ice rink. Then there was the other guy. Another completely unoriginal and overused idea. The other reason it made me annoyed was that having one, made me really question how much she actually "loved" Lucas, and if she really did love him at all.
Because as my god Johnny Depp said "If you find yourself in love with two people, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn't have fallen for the second. And they're both definitely not blind so come one people, if you put two and two together They're horny. Cause that's what it basically was in the last few chapters. Ok, so with the characters I couldn't connect with her or actually anyone in the book. Sure, some parts were funny but all in all, this book never really touched my heart.
The world-building was great apart from the few plotholes , fight scenes were pretty good and I'll give it Josephine that the whole plot was fantastic but the characters lacked a special something that made me fall in love with them.
Will I be reading the next book? Yes, i will. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not skipping to the end and reading what happened because this book was seriously long and confusing as hell at some parts.
It is definitely not a good sign when you're reading a book and realise that you are only half way through and you're already struggling. The first thought that came into my head when i finished was "finally.. That was a disappointment. All in all, a sound novel but lacking. Jan 28, Olivia rated it it was amazing. This book was as good or even better than the first one! Ahh I can't even come up with words to describe how amazing it was. The writing is phenomenal and all the dialogue between the characters is so funny and flawless!
If you haven't read this series, start it right now!! Feb 05, Julianna Helms rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of Greek mythology and literature. Shelves: recent-favorites , re-read-status , arc-tours , best-boys. Quick Reaction: I should make it clear that there are many different ways to judge a book, and I'm judging Dreamless in relativity to Greek myths. Some pet peeves we see abundantly in today's literature are common and incredibly vital to Greek plots, and I must say that in both that aspect and Angelini's soothing narrative, this book certainly deserves 5 stars.
I thought I would hate Orion, but he actually turned out okay. Though Helen annoyed me a bit at some parts, she never crossed the line th Quick Reaction: I should make it clear that there are many different ways to judge a book, and I'm judging Dreamless in relativity to Greek myths. Though Helen annoyed me a bit at some parts, she never crossed the line that made me hate her like Kill Me Softly because at least she was sacrificing for others , instead of being a selfish b-witch.
Anywho, this book was just fantastic. It's gripping and quite addictive and, honestly, filled with tension that Greek fans are sure to fall head-over-heels in love with.
Here it is, specially early for Goodreads followers and friends! Josephine Angelini has the uncanny ability to tread uncharted waters and come back with loads of gold in her hands. In other words: what was an aggravating tale of insatiable love, a tale that spanned centuries with infamy and worship--the epic of Helen and Paris, has been transformed completely by Josephine Angelini into an addicting series gleaming with beauty.
It has been established, hopefully, that I am as big of a Greek mythology fanatic as they come, and I am not the first to say that this book is not for everyone. It's entertaining and fascinating, of course, but the true core of this novel lies within its ability to reincarnate lost characters into ones radiating with compassion and believability. For fellow geeks of Greek mythology, and others who yearn for a world fastened with gods and weaved with power, Dreamless captures and re-captures the fulfillment of that wish numerous times.
This book is obsessive and gorgeous. I just couldn't stop reading it; it was as if I myself was stuck within the lines smothered between words, trying to claw my way out of Helen and Lucas's mesmerizing world yet failing to do so without much care at all. It's Josie's prose, I think, that makes this book such a gripping one: she tells you everything you want to know, but the characters don't know it, and you're just sitting there waiting for them to just freakin' wake up already and see.
But it's not the type of frustration that results from annoyance: it's a frustration comprised of your own desires as well as the characters; a concoction that truly glues the reader to the page, I believe.
Before I wrap up this review, let's talk about Orion. Ah, yes, Orion: the boy I hated from the moment I read the summary--how could I not, when Helen and Lucas's love was so fragile and so, therefore, also beautiful? But within pages of meeting him, I couldn't help but understand Helen's attraction to Orion as well, for Orion is a charismatic boy who tries so hard to help everyone else; he's altruistically brave, but he's not stupid, and he's understanding as well.
So I must say that, even if you believe in Helen and Lucas's love ferociously and fiercely, please don't let it deter you from opening your eyes to try and understand. It's difficult, but I believe that there are roads you never would've seen once you let Josie carry you away in her words. Greek mythology has constructed a vital and irreplaceable contribution to our very society and government, no matter where in the world you are; Josephine Angelini is a storyteller mastering the YA mythological world, and wherever we travel with her next, I know the ride will be as at ease and thrilling as one could dare to dream.
Check out my review of the first book in the trilogy, Starcrossed! Oh my word I did not want this book to end. What can I say the Gods must be doing something right by giving Josephine Angelini a remarkable ability to spin a web of adventure rooted deep in mythology and tragedy.
This book was an amazing follow up to Starcrossed, which I adored but had me screaming and yelling at the end in disbelief. We left off with the notion that Lucas and Helen were actually related and that the love they share and have for one another is forbidden. But we know the stinking Oh my word I did not want this book to end. But we know the stinking truth and it's the only thing we have to go on when picking up Dreamless. You don't know how desperate I was to find this book.
The mere anticipation was boiling over and as soon as I got my hands on this baby I never let it go. I was mesmerised, captivated and enthralled at the get go.
I was completely enamoured with the story and how dark and gothic like it had become. I was completely intrigued by the major role that Helen played in this and found her to be matured, selfless, heroic and one bad ass demigod. She is the Descender and the only one who can enter the Underworld to try and break the curse by killing the Furies.
This curse keeps family members apart from one another all for the sake of a blood oath. It's a humongous burden that Helen bears, wandering the Underworld and trying to forget the one boy she is forbidden to be with, Lucas! Oh dear lord in heaven. Why must we endure the torture of these two being apart? But worse still, why must they be tormented for even looking at each other?
Seriously my heart breaks every time I think of the pain they go through by just speaking each other's name. But the pain was more unbearable when told from Lucas's POV.
The tragedy and beauty that deems this relationship makes me want to quote Shakespeare it's that crazy insane. What's worse is we know the truth dammit and watch them suffer through it, well more Lucas. He's love for her is so unwavering and selfless to the point that he would even encourage the new guy, Mr Adonis himself Orion, to woo her well so to speak. Orion, who is an outcast, has been sent by Daphne don't make me swear when I say her name she makes me so mad.
She is selfish! He is a descendant of Adonis and can seduce and control desire. Now the notion of a love triangle infuriated me. I was not liking it one bit. How can Helen even think about looking at anyone else but Lucas. Because it keeps us guessing and wanting more and I have to say I really liked Orion. He didn't push or intrude if that makes sense. He's relationship with Helen actually felt natural. Don't get me wrong I am all for Lucas he has my heart and Helen, but it's really hard to explain unless you read it.
Once you do you will understand the importance of Orion's role in the story, and to Helen and Lucas as well. So much goes down in the story and I'm not going to reveal any of it.
You all just have to read it for yourselves. And right to the end she continued to keep the truth away from them. They still don't know arrrggghhhh!! I think she is up to no good and has something big up her sleeve. At one point I really wanted to slap her and wished the Furies set Helen on her own mother. I would have loved to see Daphne fry. I know, I know it's a bad thing to say but I loathe that woman.
So annoying. Anyways, the end was magnificent and again we are left with a cliffhanger leaving us wanting more. I eagerly await book 3 and am going to suffer terribly in the meantime. View all 28 comments. Jan 18, Jackie No Bent Spines rated it really liked it Shelves: covers-worth-remembering , kindle , must-be-greek. Before I Read How could you do such a terrible thing?!?!
Can they not subtract!!!!! Shes 17!!! Seriously-i am freakin pissed here. Sooo as you can see: mixed emotions View all 4 comments. Edit - May 27, : A fucking love triangle ruined almost all the fucking book. Actual rating: 2. An unforgettable love triangle?!?!?! View all 9 comments. Her life was rather peaceful and normal until the Delos family comes to town.
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.
Her known abilities include superhuman strength and speed, lightning control-and-manipulation, flying through the air, transforming her physical appearance via shape shifting, and world building which gives her the ability to descend into the underworld and make her own world. She gains other abilities in the last novel that are central to the plot and conclusion of the story, such as being an Earthshaker a Shadowmaster and a Falsefinder.
By the end of the novel she is Lucas's girlfriend. Lucas Delos —The main romantic love interest, boyfriend, and dearly beloved of Helen, Lucas moves to town after his family disagrees with the practices of their extended relatives. He is the older brother of Cassandra and lives with his parents Castor and Noel , his aunt Pandora , his uncle Pallas and his three cousins Hector, Jason and Ariadne. The known abilities he possesses are a hypnotically beautiful, melodious and angelic singing voice, physical fitness and features, superhuman strength, lie detection, superhuman speed, flying, shadow master and lightbending.
Orion Evander - The secondary love interest and friend of Helen and then the boyfriend of Cassandra the oracle and Lucas's sister. He is introduced in the second novel when he is the only other living being that Helen meets in Hell. He has a very traumatic and lonely past, due to his families split allegiances. He is an only child and lives away from his parents and attends a boarding school away from the other characters. His known abilities are being able to sway the hearts of others, sense emotions, open one way portals, super strength and speed, cause earthquakes and being able to breathe underwater.
Hector is the main reason the family moved, as he came close to killing a cousin he disagreed with. Known abilities include superhuman strength, superhuman speed, breathing underwater, water-based combative fighting and hugs really well. Ariadne Delos —The younger sister of Hector and twin sister of Jason.
Known powers include super strength, speed and the ability to heal others. Jason Delos —The younger brother of Hector and twin brother of Ariadne. Known magical abilities include super strength, speed, the ability to heal others and breathing underwater.
She is the Oracle and the fates speak through her. Known powers include foresight. Creon Delos —The main antagonist of the first novel. Heir to his household and cousin to the Delos children.
Known powers are super strength, healing and speed and shadow-bending. Claire Aoki — Claire is Helens charismatic, vivacious Japanese friend who is often at Helen's side throughout the trilogy. She is a human and has no Scion powers, yet knew something of Helens powers before Helen herself did, due to events when they were children. She was also present for an event in Helens youth when a man - presumed to be a pedophile - made several advances at Helen.
To which she unknowingly used her lightning as a defence, although Claire nor Helen remember the lightning, they both do vividly recall the smell of burning.
Claire is very intelligent - with an almost extensive knowledge of Greek mythology and history - and hopes to be top of her class and go to Harvard University. Hudson59 June 28, Report. Not even done properly.
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It first appeared, on this very album. The cool, vintage originals have commanded premium prices. Fantastic, to see these authentic looking reissues, released! This was Free's second album. It was a change in their basic sound.
They wanted to have material, to provide more impact, with live performances. This is a soulful record, as well. Paul Rodgers himself felt that way. You can hear it. His vocals attain another level. Paul Kossoff also advances his guitar playing. While there are no huge hit songs. A few tunes appear in better versions live.
They are fine in studio form. Andy Fraser was an inventive Bass Player. Coming from a musical family. His talent was beyond his teen years. Give his parts a listen. Simon Kirke is one of the most underrated drummers in rock. Lays it down solid.
Plenty of space. Allows the band to breath. The key to the Free magic. Free Me was a band favourite.
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. April 10, 2015. Приветствую тебя на моем игровом канале, который называется DreamLess! Меня зовут Настя, рада с тобой. Title: Dreamless Author: Josephine Angelini Format: PDF Size: MB Pages: 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. Artist: U-Recken Title: A Light At The End Of The World Label: Dacru Records Genre: Psychedelic Rel. Date: Size: ,25 MB Tracklist: U-Recken – Chandra Dreamless StarHearts, as fans of Josephine Angelini call themselves, will stay up all night reading Dreamless, the second book in the bestselling Starcrossed series. The saga mixes mythology, romance, action, and intrigue in a completely original way. Dreamless is the third studio album by American death metal band Fallujah, released on April 29, It was produced by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, and Mark Lewis of Audio Hammer Studios. The artwork was made by Peter Mohrbacher. Sitemap Myriam Hernandez - Dos (Cassette, Album)
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