Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Let me first start off and say WOW!
After reading STARCROSSED last year and having been left on a huge cliff hanger I started to count down the months until DREAMLESS would be released and the last couple of days leading up to finally having my own copy lead me to dangerous steps. All I can say is that the talented Josephine Angelini has done it again.
I find Josephine's writing to not only leave you hanging as you finish a page but you become so absorbed in the words on the page that it feels like you're the one walking through the Underworld thirsty and devastatingly hungry. Speaking to a friend whose just finished STARCROSSED and jumped into DREAMLESS we both agree that her work is far more intense and we seem to loose time while reading our books-can be good when you don't have to be at work by 8am but just happen to look at the clock and notice that you have 5 minutes to get your desk from the car park.
I was looking forward to see how Helen would grow in this book and I'm not surprised to say that she has far past my expectations. I'm not sure I would take the responsibility of freeing those I love as well as my own race from a curse that has plagued them for many millennia. Reaching the final chapter of STARCROSSED and having the bomb hit made for an interesting twist towards Lucas and Helen. I was deviated but what hurt the most for me was seeing how much she loved Lucas but trying her utmost best not to act on her feelings and he in turn avoiding her. That left me in tears and begging Josephine to come with the solution I so desperately needed.
True to any great story we need a love triangle, enter Orion. He is eye hurting gorgeous and try as you might to hate him it just doesn't come. He's so sweet and has been through his own hardships as a kid and even now as a teenager. I find it heroic how he will defend Helen to the death even if it means bringing on something much bigger them. By the end of the book you might be sitting on the fence because you won't be able to decide between the 2 guys but my feet are firmly on the ground for Lucas.
Claire has a much bigger role in DREAMLESS along with Matt and I loved how they could help. I'm running on a thought here that I know if I carry on will ruin the story line here so I'm going end that thought there and let everyone experience it for themselves.
One more confession, I truly missed Hector but the small parts he had I felt my heart swell and knew that the lack of him was best for DREAMLESS and without that what reason would Helen have to go after the one thing that only she as the Descender is destined to do, but at what price?
After reading STARCROSSED, I sat down and did some research on Greek Mythology and understood a little more in DREAMLESS. I cannot wait to see what else happens in the final installment, GODDESS. I'm hoping that my wish will come true and everything will work out in the end.
No one will be disappointed with DREAMLESS. Time to start counting down the release for GODDESS in 2013.
Happy Reading :)
EB.com DREAMLESS by Josephine Angelini