Friday, 24 May 2013

Dreamless, Josephine Angelini

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2) by Josephine Angelini, reviewed by Bronte

Warning, this book may contain spoilers of the first book.


What is this book about?

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.

Who should read this book?

A person who enjoyed Starcrossed wouldn't be able to go about normal life without finding out how the series continued. People who enjoy Greek Mythology, fantasy and romance. Its thrilling and page turning.

How long is this book?

496 pages.

Story Line: 9/10
Well written: 4/5
Enjoyablilty: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

Star Rating:

4 Stars

Question 1. What character has remained the same pot of tea?

Jerry. Jerry is still kind and lovely to Helen however he does clearly notice something is wrong and he doesn't question Helen about it which means that he must really trust her, which is sweet.

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2)Question 2. Which character has a whole new flavour?

Lucas. Jeez, wow, what a grump! I can see why though and I do kind of feel for him a bit after reading the whole book. I obviously not going to tell you because you have to read the book!

Question 3. Which characters would have the most awkward conversation whilst drinking tea?

This is tricky. I think the there could have potentially been an incredibly akward conversation between Lucas and Orion, but there wasn't. I really have no idea what characters could create a really awkward conversation, what do you think?

Question 4. What book would you prefer to read while drinking tea?

To be perfectly honest, and honesty is best, I would not mind. I love the beginning of Starcrossed, finding out about all of the characters and discovering Helen and what she was but I love the bit in the Underworld in Dreamless when Helen and Orion are searching for the rivers, and the bit where they forget and the night garden...trying not to reveal to much here so lets leave it at that!

Question 5. Favourite quote!

“...try to remember that dreams do come true, but they don't come easily.”


Another fantastic book. The series works really well together, however I'm not going to lie, there are bits I find really annoying and fustrating, a bit like Helen really! Saying that I would really recommend this book because the idea's and story that Josephine Angelini has written is so so clever!

What did you think of this book? What would you like us to review next?


  1. Sequels always have me hesitate before buying but I liked the first book so much that I couldn't resist. I couldn't put this book down and enjoy the way Angelini kind of strings you along so you cant resit knowing what happens next. The story is not untold but in this time of authors very unique in the trails and tribulations the characters face. I would recommend reading Starcrossed first then move to this one, the story will flow better and make more sense. I hope you enjoy!

  2. I agree, this book is so intriguing and you just want to find out what happens so you're forced to read for uncountable hours...! Have you read Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon as I feel she also does the same, drawing you in because you need answers. Its thrilling!