Synopsis. A story of love, destiny and feuding families with extraordinary powers, descended from the heroes of ancient Greece, Dreamless is the second book. Starcrossed is a young adult fantasy romance novel by American author Josephine Angelini. The novel was followed by the sequels Dreamless and Goddess, and received praise from critics and fantasy authors amidst its release. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini – review. ‘From the weak, vulnerable, clueless character, she turns into a heroine, realising her true power.

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Everyone acted as if they were just being asked to do these simple tasks, and when they struggled with them it was shameful. This book was as good or even better than the first one! Aren’t you going to tell me how beyoutiful I am? When Orion finally came into the picture, things started looking up a bit. It’s not that taboo.

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. I am sure that the conclusion will be explosive and almost too awesome to be real, and I am ridiculously excited.

Helen’s character turned from stupid silly Mary Sue to someone I could actually sympathize with. He really wants to help Helen but he’s more accepting and open than she is. Let’s try something different here I NEED this book! Before I wrap up this review, let’s talk about Orion.

Honestly, I thought it was sort of cool that Helen of Troy was your archetype at first because you could’ve been a real bitch of a character. Oh, oh my God! Their thoughts fit them so well. Discovering that many of the people she has just met are actually Archetypes of Greek characters from the Trojan war that are reborn and reincarnated over and over again for unknown reasons. I couldn’t put it down. So, overall I wanted much more from a good portion of the book, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest.


Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. She is the Oracle and the fates speak through her. Seriously, it could’ve been cut in half and it still would’ve been too long. May 09, Lucia rated it did not like it Shelves: So I guess now, I’m going to start my rant. Cartoons are for babies. Het vervolg mag van mij snel komen! Descendant of Helen of Troy she is gifted with the face that launched a thousand ships, yet her fate is also cursed.

Actually, all characters are darker and whole book has this gothic feeling especially parts about the Underworld.

Starcrossed (novel) – Wikipedia

I’m not talking about his presence, considering josephime bound to be lacking considering his exiled status, but his personality. I honestly, don’t get it.

Therefore I shall pretend to hate you and make you hate me by being absolutely deplorable and an altogether despicable piece of shit and do stupid things like beat up my own father because Drealess can’t have whom I want! Seriously, he sits in front of your bedroom all night that’s not right, and you two are broken up in book two just like Bella and Edward. Is there Greek goddess of torturing by cliffhangers?

Retrieved March 18, What do you think? This book is heavily plot-driven, and considering the plot is weak, it fails in keeping my interest because of the lack of character development.

He is sweet and Helen sees him as a brother-figure, even though it seems he would like to be more. Publishers Weekly reported on the Starcrossed series in Marchannouncing that HarperCollins had made a “major pre-Bologna [Book Fair] acquisition”.


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Feb 27, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: Speaking about Josephine, check out her blog post Photos vs Imagination – is it good thing to put faces on the covers and how does it influence the way readeres imagine characters. Like Paris, he’s not suppose to be the hero.

It is eventually revealed that Helen is a modern-day Helen of Troyand that the women she sees are actually the Josephien. Some pet peeves we see abundantly in today’s literature are common and incredibly vital to Greek plots, and I must say that in both that aspect and Angelink soothing narrative, this book certainly deserves 5 stars.

All the things I found lacking in the Starcrossed is set on the right path in sequel. I still dreamlews no clue why none of the characters are smart enough to figure it out.

He’s protective without being possessive. You weren’t there and once you got a pass, you basically skipped the whole day anyway. Dreamles helps Helen finally sort things out in her head, and he’s there for her to support her so she knows that she’s not alone.

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini – review

If you haven’t read this series, start it right now!! Schade eigentlich, denn der Plot an sich ist durchaus ansprechend und mit recht logischen Ideen ausgedacht.

Uosephine book The start of this book was actually OK, for the first 10 pages or so and then it went down hill. When you’re one of the most useless characters in YA literature.