May 21, 2012

Dreamless

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Release Date ~ 5/29/12
Format ~ Signed ARC
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Publisher
Purchase: The Book Depository
Helen needs to get through hell in two ways: by night they reflected the underworld, even worse torments her day that Lucas and they may possibly love. In the underworld, Helen meets Orion. The more time they spend together, the closer they come to. Then something totally unexpected happens, the forces calculated for holding and Lucas Orion: The four houses are combined and Scion, a new Trojan war seems inevitable!

The Top Ten Reasons To Read It!
(Because I felt like doing a different style of review today, I decided to do a top ten list instead!)
  1. Unlike many 2nd books in trilogies, Dreamless does not suffer from second book syndrome AT ALL! If anything, Angelini has gotten better! Perfectly paced!
  2. The love triangle! So many love triangles bore me, but Angelini introduces a second love interest that made abandon Lucas, Orion was amazing and Lucas started acting like a loser, so I am totally Team Orion! 
  3. Angelini has an amazing writing style that is beautiful and lovely! She makes you feel like you're in the world alongside Helen kicking a certain gods butt!
  4. Helen is an amazing main character, I really admired and respected her!
  5. Orion is such a great love interest! Helen and him are together in the Underworld, and he just kicks butt! The two of them make a great team, and they have to end up together!
  6. The action. OMG does this book have amazing action scenes! With perfect pacing between them, it has just the right amount of action, and the Scion powers are so dang epic! 
  7. You'd think after reading 7 Rick Riordan books and some other modern mythology, I'd be tired of all the adaptations of Greek myths (that's why I sorta gave up on Riordan.) but Angelini has managed to keep it fresh and interesting! 
  8. The small island of Nantucket was an amazing place for the book to be set! All the details were so lush, I think Nantucket would be an awesome place to spend a couple of weeks (without any Scions around, sadly, I don't feel like dying.).
  9. The suspense! This book has so much suspense, I had to read it all in a day or two because I needed to know everything that happens!
  10. With perfect pacing, awesome characters, amazing action, and just about anything else you could wish for, Dreamless kicks off the summer book craze with a bang!
Cover Comments: Pretty sunset, but it's very deceiving, makes it look like a mermaid book with the water.

17 comments:

  1. It's so nice to see a five-star review of this one. I liked Starcrossed, but it wasn't amazing, so I'm really hoping this one is better :)

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  2. I really liked Starcrossed and nearly died when I realised Dreamless wasn't coming out for nearly a year, so it's good to see that it will live up and perhaps surpass its predecessor!

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  3. I haven't read Starcrossed yet but now I'm feeling I really should. Thanks for the review!

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  4. Hmm. I didn't like Starcrossed very much, and now that I know the sequel introduces a love triangle, I will definitely skip out on reading it.
    Thanks for the review though! I loved the list. :)

    So...you've "given up on Rick Riordan"???????????????? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY!??!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    1. His books have just sort of gotten boring... they're so repetitive! I'll always have a special place in my heart for Percy and the gang, but I think Riordan should try to write a book in a different genre, it seems as though he can't really come up with anything new in the modern mythology one.

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  5. Don't give up on Riordan just yet!

    Thanks for highlighting the reasons, I have to start this series this week :)


    Talk Supe

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    1. I agree, don't give up on Riordan!

      Just finished The Serpent's Shadow which was amazing!

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  6. I didn't really like Lucas and Helen's relationship in Starcrossed. It felt forced and I didn't really get it. Hopefully Orion will be better for me too.

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  7. I really must read the first book in this trilogy. I have heard such great things, but my library is irritating and does not have it. 'Tis now added to my list.

    ♥Jessica(:

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  9. Haven't read it yet. So much books, so little time. I'm confused which to read first lol.

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  10. I quite enjoyed Starcrossed and am really looking forward to reading this sequel! Its good to know that it doesn't fall to the wayside like so many sequels :) I'm also a big Percy Jackson fan - I just love mythlogy books!

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  11. I'm still on team Lucas!:)

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  12. Great review, I like the new format :)
    I'm really looking forward to this one, especially after those reasons! And I would love to see a well executed love triangle :)

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  13. oh myyyy im dying to read thisss :) great review!!

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  14. See, I felt that it did suffer from sophomore slumpitis (yes I just came up with that term, haha). I didn't like it nearly as much as the first one, but I am confident that Angelini will redeem herself in the next book. I'm glad you enjoyed it more than I did! Great review. I love the top ten type set up! :D

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  15. I'm so excited!!! I really want to to read it even more now! I'm curious to read about Orion now!

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