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Dreamless - Josephine Angelini My Rating: 2.5 Dreamless was one of my most anticipated books of the year after reading Starcrossed a while ago, but after reading Dreamless, it left me feeling blahhh. To put it into words, it got me questioning: why did I like Starcrossed that much the first place? Dreamless wasn't that bad, but it wasn't good either. It was dry. One of the main problems I had with Dreamless was after reading 487 pages of paper, I can sum up the book in one simple sentence: Helen has been going to the Underworld in her sleep to defeat and get rid of the Furies, meeting Orion along the way, who was sent by Daphne to help her do so, not knowing that with each descend Helen is one step closer to dying and the consequences she must face upon completing her mission. I can omit about 200 lengthy pages in Dreamless that wasn't needed at all. Josephine Angelini dragged things on too long in Dreamless in my opinion. Another problem I had with Dreamless was the love triangle. Don't get me wrong, I love reading about love triangle in books, but for Dreamless, it just doesn't fit, especially when readers know Helen and Lucas are obviously not cousins ever since finishing Starcrossed. I still don't know why Helen and Lucas can't figure that obvious fact out instead of moaning for each other. There were so many pages where they were just avoiding each other and I'm just like figure it out already! The worse part was how Lucas' family was trying to push them away from one another. It's like, can't you guys see it?! At some parts in Dreamless, Helen becomes too whiny or too weak for me to bare. It's like, put your head up girl! Everyone is depending on you! Sure, Helen manages to complete her task in the end, but unlike how she was strongly advised, she somehow makes a grave mistake. Sadly, Dreamless makes me not looking forward to reading the next book in the Starcrossed series, Goddess. Man, I hope someone will finally realize that Helen and Lucas are not cousins and Helen chooses Lucas. This "starcrossed" issue can easily be fixed if someone actually knows their math. ohdamnbooks: dreamless