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Waiting on Wednesday #21: Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick  is:

Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by HarperTeen

Description from Goodreads:

As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.

As an unforgettable love triangle emerges, Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding. The eagerly awaited sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed, Dreamless delivers with a huge emotional impact that will leave readers satisfied—and longing for more.

I really enjoyed “Starcrossed“, and I’m curious to see what happens with Helen and Lucas next.


Side Note: While copying the description from Goodreads, I noticed that “Dreamless” already has 61 ratings and 37 reviews. What’s wrong with this? Josephine Angelini tweeted just recently that she JUST received her first ARC of “Dreamless“, meaning those reviews and ratings? Yeah, they seem to be for expectations. Writing how excited you are is fine, because I’m just as excited about this one, but rating a book you haven’t read (yes, there already are 1 star ratings for “Dreamless“)? It’s just not right, guys.

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Cover Reveal: “Dreamless” by Josephine Angelini

I read “Starcrossed” back in April of this year and absolutely loved it. I’ve been anxiously awaiting news (and yes, a cover) for “Dreamless”, the second book in the trilogy. Well, the cover for “Dreamless” was just released by Josephine Angelini and it’s lovely. Take a peek:

(click to enlarge it)

Thoughts? Isn’t it lovely?

Now if only I could get my hands on an ARC. *Really wants to read this one!*

“Starcrossed” (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Purchase: Amazon - Barnes & Noble
Review copy from Netgalley
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by HarperTeen

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I started reading the book, I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to like it mainly because I didn't feel anything for the characters. That changed rather quickly. "Starcrossed" has to be one of the most thrilling books I've read in a while. When you start getting to know more about Helen and Lucas, you start to feel their pain, their happiness, and even their loss -- it becomes nearly impossible to put the book down.

Do I think its a must read? Definitely.
I'm dying to know more now that I'm finished.

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