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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Starcrossed is a young adult fantasy romance novel by Jisephine author Josephine Angelini. The story follows a girl named Helen Hamilton, who is gradually revealed to be a modern-day Helen of Troy.

After discovering her heritage, Helen learns that a union with the boy she loves may trigger a new Trojan War. The novel was followed by the sequels Dreamless and Goddessand received praise from critics and fantasy authors amidst its release.

Starcrossed follows a seventeen-year-old teenager named Helen Hamilton who lives in Nantucket. After having a series of mysterious dreams, along with hallucinations of three young girls who appear to be pained, Helen finds herself strongly romantically drawn to a teenage boy named Lucas. It is eventually revealed that Helen is a modern-day Helen of Troyand that the women she sees are actually the Furies.

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini – review

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. It is also discovered that a union between Lucas and Helen may initiate a new Trojan War. Amidst these revelations, Helen josephjne Lucas seek a way to pursue their blossoming romance without endangering those around them.

The book was acquired by HarperCollins in earlywith foreign deals following at the Bologna Children’s Dreamlesd Fair. The novel was eventually given release dates of April 5, in Spain, May 15, in Germany, and May 31, in the United States. Helen “Lennie” Hamilton —The main protagonist of the novel.

Helen is oblivious to her family ancestry since her mother abandoned her as a child, she lives with her single father on an the island Nantucket which is east of Massachusetts on the Atlantic.

Her life was rather peaceful and normal until the Delos family comes to town.

She has always had a crippling fear of attention and suffers from severe cramp-like symptoms any time she is the recipient of attention its is later revealed to have been caused by a curse her mom placed on her to protect her.

Her known abilities include superhuman strength and speed, lightning control-and-manipulation, flying through the air, transforming her physical appearance via shapeshifting, and world building which gives her the ability deeamless descend into the underworld and make her own world which she did until she relinquished her control of to defeat Zeus.

She gains other abilities in the last novel that are central to the plot and dreamoess of the story, such as being an Earthshaker a Shadowmaster josephlne a Falsfinder. By the end of the novel she is Lucas’s girlfriend. Lucas Delos —The main romantic love interest, boyfriend, and dearly beloved of Helen, Lucas moves to town after his family disagrees with the practices of their extended relatives. He is the older brother of Cassandra and lives with his parents Castor and Noelhis aunt Pandorahis uncle Pallas and his three cousins Hector, Jason and Ariadne.


The known abilities he possesses are a hypnotically beautiful, ddreamless and angelic singing voice, physical fitness and features, superhuman strength, lie detection, superhuman speed, flying, shadow master and lightbending.

Orion Evander – The secondary love interest and friend of Helen and then the boyfriend of Cassandra the oracle and Lucas’s sister. He is introduced in the second novel when he is the only other living being that Helen meets in Hell. He has a very traumatic and lonely past, due to dreamlwss families split allegiances.

He is an only child and lives away from his parents and attends a boarding school away from the other characters. His known abilities are being able to sway the hearts of others, sense emotions, open one way portals, super strength and speed, cause earthquakes and being able to breathe underwater.

Hector is the main reason the family moved, as he came close to killing a cousin he disagreed with. Known abilities include superhuman strength, superhuman speed, breathing underwater, water-based combative fighting and hugs really well.

Ariadne Delos —The younger dfeamless of Hector and twin sister of Jason. Known powers include super strength, speed and the ability to heal others. Jason Delos —The younger brother of Hector and twin brother of Angflini. Known magical abilities include super strength, speed, the ability to heal others and breathing underwater. She is the Oracle and the fates speak through josephind.

Known powers include foresight. Creon Delos —The main antagonist of the first novel. Heir to his household and cousin to the Delos children. Known josehpine are super strength, healing and speed and shadow-bending. Claire Aoki — Claire is Helens charismatic, vivacious Japanese friend who is often at Helen’s side throughout the trilogy. She is a human and has no Scion powers, yet knew something of Helens powers before Helen herself did, due to events when they were children.

Helen fell off a roof and ‘floated’ to the ground, she healed instantly after being stabbed with scissors and she broke a door off its hinges whilst knocking on it when she was young.

She was also present for an event in Helens youth when a man – presumed to be a paedophile – made several advances at Angflini. To which she unknowingly used her lightning as a defence, although Claire nor Helen remember the lightning, they both do vividly recall the smell angelinu burning. Claire is very intelligent – with an almost extensive knowledge of Greek mythology and history – and hopes to be top of her class and go to Harvard University.

She is immediately concerned when the Delos family arrives and she sees how intelligent the boys – particularly Lucas josephlne are and the competition she now has for the top of the class title.

Throughout the later novels she develops a relationship with Jason and becomes active in the fight against the Gods. Matt Millis —A mortal childhood friend of Helen and Claire.

He is sweet and Helen sees him as a brother-figure, even though it seems he would like to be more. Revealed to be a Josephne archetype in the last novel.


Jerry Hamilton —Helen’s father. He owns a convenience store where Helen occasionally works. In the first novel he is oblivious to his daughters abilities. Kate —A baker who co-owns the convenience store with Jerry.

She is Jerry’s love-interest and a mother-figure to Helen. He spends most of the first book keeping watch over the extended family across the sea. He bears contempt towards Helen because she looks like Daphne Atreus, the woman who presumably killed his brother, Ajax.

She stuck up for Helen when Pallas expressed his disdain towards her. However, in spite of her kindness and optimism, she has a vicious nature that she shows only towards her enemies.

She was thought to josepjine killed Ajax, but it was later revealed that Ajax’s killer was in fact Tantalus.

She weaves many webs of plans and allegiances. Publishers Weekly reported on the Starcrossed series in Marchannouncing that HarperCollins had made a “major pre-Bologna [Book Fair] acquisition”. In an advance review, Lauren Kate gave particular praise to the romantic elements, and called the overall story “a gorgeous, haunting saga that completely swept me away. I can’t tell you how many times I gasped while reading this book. Starcrossed plays out like a movie in your head. While discussing Helen, Sonja Bolle of the Los Angeles Times stated, “Hers is a road I’m eager to travel; the second book in this series, Dreamlessis slated for May —not soon enough, as far as I’m concerned.

Dreamless is a young adult fantasy romance novel by American author Josephine Angelini.

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2) by Josephine Angelini

Dreamless is the sequel to Starcrossed, is the second installment in a planned trilogy. The story picks up shortly after the events of the first book. Helen Hamilton, heartbroken and forbidden from being with Lucas must venture to the Underworld during her dreams in order to break the curse that keeps them apart. According to WorldCatthe book is held in libraries as of July Goddess is the third book in the Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini.

The last installment of the trilogy, released on May 28, Follow Helen, Lucas and Orion as the face off against the newly released Greek gods and goddesses as they fight for control and attempt to stop the chaos that surrounds them as the world is thrown into unbalance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved March 2, Retrieved March 18, Old myths and teen heroes”. Retrieved May 29, The Ultimate Girl Power List”. Retrieved June 11, Homer ‘s Iliad 8th century BC. The Golden Apple musical Rhesus play.

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