Tuesday, September 24, 2013
by Josephine Angelini


Dreamless continues the story of Helen Hamilton, a shy girl living on Nantucket Island whose desire for an ordinary life was thwarted when she discovered she is a Scion, a descendant of a Greek god and a mortal. Each Scion has a power, and Helen’s is the ability to travel to Hades.

Helen is determined to use her talent to stop a war amongst the gods and change her destiny, which is to live a life patterned after that of the tragic Helen of Troy. But her quest may cost her Lucas Delios, the boy she loves.

My Review

First of all, I have to say, this book is really well written. There was never a moment when I couldn’t connect with Helen’s character, and I almost felt like I was the one going through everything she did. It was jam-packed with suspense, and most of the time I didn’t even have the slightest clue what was going to happen next. The plot really made me admire Helen, though, because she remained brave and selfless even amidst the toughest of times. This book introduced a love triangle between Helen, Lucas, and Orion, which I wasn’t all that pleased with, frankly. On some occasions, it seemed like all Helen could think about were these two guys, and she couldn’t even decide between them. She refused to choose despite knowing that all she was doing was hurting them, and that made her look pretty inconsiderate. But overall, this book exceeded my expectations, and I can’t wait to read the next installment!

Quotes From the Book

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

“It's not our talents that make us safe or dangerous, it's our choices.”

“How am I supposed to forget you?” Helen asked, laughing weakly at such a silly suggestion. “You’re too big a part of me. I’d have to forget who I am to forget you.”


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