Well, here I have it. The sequel to the book that is officially best selling teen debut of 2011. Starcrossed has captured thousands of readers across the world, now it's time to for us all to fall in love again with the gorgeous sequel.
Dreamless; the book that everyone is waiting for, the book that everyone would die for, the book that most have on their wish list. Well, I never expected this book to have so many torturing moments! All those who have read Starcrossed will know that Lucas and Helen did not have their happy ending that most were anticipating for. Instead they find out that they're related. After everything they risked! They find out that their FIRST COUSINS! Shocker to all readers I bet. But then we find out that Helen's mum was lying and I know you were all thinking, "Phew!" Yeah? Well, so was I.
I also know that all of you are expecting some honesty from a woman who claims to want the best for her daughter. But, NO! The first few chapters of Dreamless were practically killing me. Poor Helen and Lucas. They can't stop their attraction towards each other even though they know that it is wrong. Helen's emotions are all over the place. She can't help but descend to the Underworld every single night that she slept. She is alone all the time and she is running low on strength and hope. Until mysterious Orion appears. He helps Helen through her time in the Underworld. Orion and Helen's growing friendship is both amusing and entertaining, but definitely not to Lucas. The Delos family all notice a change in Helen; she's thin, exhausted and looks like she's been through hell (which she has!). Helen must find the Furies with the help from gorgeous Orion, before all is lost.
What do I think of Helen in this book? Hmmmm, she's still got that fiery determination and longing need for Lucas, but I feel that something has changed. The way she sees the world, maybe? I also feel that Orion has confused her. What happens when you have two gorgeous boys around you lots of the time? You are torn between the two. I must say, Josephine has made it extremely hard to pick a side. I don't want to say too much about Orion's character because I want you to experience his personality when you read the book without me spoiling it. But what I will say is that he is has green eyes. I know that it isn't relevant but all girls love a guy with green eyes, right?
Who expected a love triangle? I certainly didn't. I know that all of you are unsure about this, but believe me when I say that Josephine has delivered! Once again, there are twists, there are new characters, there are awesome action scenes, there are more mysteries and, most importantly, there is a wider selection of boys to choose for Helen. I know, I know. You are all angry because you don't want a love triangle, neither did I, but I can tell you that it is pretty interesting!
Overall, Dreamless is an AMAZING sequel that you should pre-order right now! YES! NOW! I do recommend you wait a few months after the release date to read this book, this is because the 3rd book is releasing NEXT year in May 2013, and I am certain that most of you guys will be desperate for the final book (like I am now).
*I really want to say more about this book but I think that Macmillan (UK Publishing company) and Josie will definitely kill me.*