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Hades (Starcrossed #2)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  32,988 Ratings  ·  2,212 Reviews
Första delen i serien slutade med att Helena, som är den enda som kan vandra mellan dödsriket och de levandes värld, måste ta sig ned i underjorden för att döda erinnyerna, de tre ödesgudinnorna. Om hon misslyckas kommer Lucas (som hon är väldigt kär i, men som är hennes nyupptäckta kusin ... eller?), Ariadne och Jason att mot sin vilja drivas till att döda sin egen kusin, ...more
Paperback, Swedish edition, 511 pages
Published June 14th 2012 by Bonnier Carlsen (first published May 29th 2012)
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
The way the first book ended makes me wanna cry. Poor Helen and Lucas. I want them to be together!

I NEED this book! Soon. Like now!! Or yesterday, whichever is best!

may 29
Nov 28, 2011 Demo marked it as paused-at-the-moment  ·  review of another edition
Oct 16, 2011 Patti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Simple Mathematics People: Helen is 17 years old…Ajax died 19 years ago…HOW CAN HE BE HER FATHER? They can't even subtract 17 from 19? This better get resolved early in the book.

Oh no…a love triangle. Didn't see that coming -.- Angelini, please do it tastefully!

So this is a link to an email from Angelini that actually does clear up this date discrepancy. Thank you to Angela who emailed the author!

After reading:
I can't. Form. Comple
Annabelle Marie Veronica
****FINAL RATING: 3.60 STARS****

I loved Dreamless so much more than Starcrossed, although I was still disappointed with several aspects of it unfortunately. Still, it was an excellent read and I genuinely enjoyed it. I felt that it was an extremely well-done second installment and I was especially impressed by the character development.

Helen grows a lot in this book. Unfortunately, it's a rather slow growth, and it takes a while to really get into it. She starts out u
Aug 04, 2011 Michelle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Now that I've read Starcrossed I'm really excited about this. Hopefully Helen and Lucas will be told that they are not cousins(and why has nobody else figured it out? I could have sworn like 3 people told her that Ajax died 19 years ago and there was the picture of Jerry kissing Daphne's pregnant stomach!)
"That's All" Ash
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Hold on a sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor…


I’m suffering from one GARGANTUAN (love that word) book hangover. Seriously, I’m a mess. You can’t see me right now, but my hair is doing that I’ve-never-heard-of-a-brush thing, and my clothes are direly craving the ironing board (that I never use), and my emotions are off somewhere crying in a corner begging for a shot or bottle of Tequila.

And the buttprint on my very comfy couch is getting larger. I’d like to think that the largeness of
Cait • A Page with a View
Ok, I will totally admit I adore these books. It's like the Greek mythology version of Twilight except all of these demigod/scion teens and adults in Nantucket are carrying out a modern version of the events at Troy. The story is so wonderfully clever in parts and is still the best YA Greek mythology retelling I've found! (Ok, Percy Jackson & Co are awesome too, but I read this one first so I'll always love it more).

Basic plot: Helen spends a lot of time descending to Hades in her sleep whe
As an unforgettable love triangle emerges...

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A........ a love triangle?!?!?!?

After spending about three weeks researching for an hour-long presentation about Helen and Paris and knowing how their relationship truly was (which I will be editing on my Starcrossed review very soon), I hate this book even more, and she had to add a love triangle into this already jumbled up, mixed up mess?!

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Khanh (the meanie)
"'Please,' she sobbed quietly. 'Just kill me now.'"

Oh, Helen, my dear. I would if I could, if only so this book could end sooner and I didn't have to suffer through a month of reading it.

The main thing I can recall about reading this book is that it was so incredibly boring. It took me so long reading it, trudging through it by bits and pieces at a time because it was so completely, utterly unabsorbing. I'm always amazed at how a plot-driven book can be so dull, but this book proves that it can
Google, define "sophomore slump" for me, please.
"A sophomore slump or sophomore jinx refers to an instance in which a second, or sophomore, effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort."

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the antithesis of a sophomore slump. Angelini steps up the action and the passion and the sizzling tension in DREAMLESS; in fact, breathing isn't an option. You'll be holding the air in your lungs and turning pages faster than you can believe.
Helen Hamilton just can't
Sarah Dieng
Jul 01, 2011 Sarah Dieng rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am looking forward to reading this one after loving the first one. You find out near the end of the first that Daphne lied about Helen being Ajax's daughter so her and Lucas are not cousins. I just hope they found out soon that they can be together. Can't wait for this one! Great job Josephine!
May 09, 2012 Lucia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Everything I liked in first book was not present in this instalment. Moreover, author introduced new character and created love triangle. A big no-no for me!

My Lucas, Helen and Orion:

This book is excellent example of how to ruin series which had plenty of potential. So what would I recommend not to do?

*Change heroine from lovable girl into whinning self-pittying girl.

*Take away banters and interactions between hero and heroine which were the most interesting part of book #1 and which made this s
Dec 28, 2011 Ina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow....... Got to say, before, I thought this was gonna be... "Ehh..." Because of the mention of "Love Triangles" But, when I got a hold of that ARC, Wow... IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Josie cleared up a lot of messes we were talking about. such as, the cousins part, and added a very cute new character ;D
I stayed up all night reading it! Definite must read!!!

My review before I read this:
"A... Love.. Triangle... WTF... I now completely DETEST love triangles.. I mean, it is good
Colleen Houck
Lots of action. Another swoon worthy boy. Cool new powers. What's not to love? Very excited to move on to the last book! Can't wait to see what happens next. =)
Dec 02, 2014 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Αυτό το βιβλίο το ευχαριστήθηκα. Είναι όσα όλα ζητούσα από ένα βιβλίο στην παρούσα φάση, με την παρούσα διάθεση. Δράση (πολλή), περιπέτεια, αναπάντεχα γεγονότα και έρωτας. Και όλα αυτά σε μια όμορφη αφήγηση. Από το πρώτο βιβλίο με εξέπληξε ευχάριστα. Η αφήγηση έχει μια ποιότητα που σπάνια περιμένω να βρω όταν πιάνω αυτό το είδος.
Δύο αρνητικά έχω να θίξω μόνο. Οι ήρωες είναι λίγο αφελείς, πολλές φορές παίρνουν ανόητες αποφάσεις, έχουν αψυχολόγητες συμπεριφορές κ.λ.π.
Το άλλο είναι το ότι στη σειρ
***NOTE! review is posted on Ja čitam, a ti?

Are you, Jose Angelini, one of the descendants of, um, I don't know... Is there Greek goddess of torturing by cliffhangers? Just to make one thing clear - I wouldn't mind if you leave the love story as it is. Yes, I am that kinky.

Second book in Starcrossed series picks up where first one ended so maybe it would be good idea if you refresh your memory before you start reading. Dreamless is more focused on Helen's role in the new world she found hersel
Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
The start of this book was actually OK, for the first 10 pages or so and then it went down hill. So... Let's try something different here...


Hi, my name's Helen. I am the absolutely STUNNING AND PERFECT LOOKING protagonist of this book. In fact, I'm the most freaking beautiful girl in the world. No joke. The face that launched a thousand ships and all that. Doesn't matter that beauty is subject to the eyes of the beholder and different cultures have different definitions of beautiful.

Last book
Eines der besten Bücher, das ich seit langer Zeit gelesen habe.

~ Rezension folgt...
Oct 25, 2011 Quincy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-2012
Not another love triangle!!! I truly, truly hate them. They make women look like whores and they're just so......... TRITE. (But, yes, I'm still going to read the book)
Jan 28, 2016 Olivia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars!!

IM IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES! This book was as good (or even better) than the first one! Ahh I can't even come up with words to describe how amazing it was. The writing is phenomenal and all the dialogue between the characters is so funny and flawless!

If you haven't read this series, start it right now!!
Sep 21, 2012 MJ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Screw the format I usually follow.

I can't do it today. Not after I read this rainbow turd of a book. That's right, I said rainbow turd. And when I say rainbow turd, you know the book's shitty. If you don't want to read my entire rant about why Dreamless was even more insipid than its shitty predecessor, I'll briefly summarize why I hated it: it was way too long, the character is on the same Mary Sue level as Bethany Church, a
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Ένα είναι σίγουρο... Η Josephine Angelini έχει έναν και μοναδικό σκοπό... να μας πεθάνει! Ω, ναι φίλοι μου! Αν έχετε διαβάσει το "Χαμένοι Θεοί" και δεν έχετε προχωρήσει ακόμα στο "Καταραμένοι Θεοί", μπορείτε να υποθέσετε από το παραπάνω σχόλιο τι σας περιμένει ή τουλάχιστον, να πάρετε μια μικρή, πολύ μικρή γεύση. Γιατί αν ήταν σχεδόν αδύνατον να αφήσεις από τα χέρια σου το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς, ξεκινώντας να διαβάζεις το δεύτερο, το πιθανότερο είναι πως θα σηκώσεις το βλέμμα σου από τις σελίδ ...more
Feb 01, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-on-ipad
*****3.5 stars*******

Okay, so this is a toughie for me. I am a huge Starcrossed fan, it is such a well-executed, thrilling story with characters that I just absolutely fell in love with. The wait for Dreamless was a long one, so I couldn't wait to dive right in the day it was released. Honestly, though, I found myself really struggling to get back into the story, and at about 20% in I had to shelf this one for a few weeks. I finally sat down today and finished it, and I was a little disappointed
Julianna Helms
Feb 05, 2012 Julianna Helms rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Greek mythology and literature
Quick Reaction: I should make it clear that there are many different ways to judge a book, and I'm judging Dreamless in relativity to Greek myths. 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 Angelini's soothing narrative, this book certainly deserves 5 stars.

I thought I would hate Orion, but he actually turned out okay. Though Helen annoyed me a bit at some parts, she never crossed the line th
Oh my word I did not want this book to end. What can I say the Gods must be doing something right by giving Josephine Angelini a remarkable ability to spin a web of adventure rooted deep in mythology and tragedy. This book was an amazing follow up to Starcrossed, which I adored but had me screaming and yelling at the end in disbelief. We left off with the notion that Lucas and Helen were actually related and that the love they share and have for one another is forbidden. But we know the stinking ...more
Dec 26, 2011 Sally rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jackie (No Bent Spines)
Before I Read
How could you do such a terrible thing?!?! Can they not subtract!!!!! I mean Ajax died 19 YEARS AGO!!!! Shes 17!!! I hope, hoPE, HOPE that they end up together! they're meant for each other!!
After I Read
Okay-so i wanted to kill Lucas, kiss Orin (a lot)
THEY STILL DONT KNOW THERE NOT COUSINS!?!? OMFG. Seriously-i am freakin pissed here.
I <3 Orin!!!
Sooo as you can see: mixed emotions :)
Dec 31, 2011 Irina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-bonfire
Edit - May 27, 2013:

A fucking love triangle ruined almost all the fucking book.
Actual rating: 2.5 stars

Edit - December 31, 2011:

A love triangle?!
An unforgettable love triangle?!?!?!
I want to read this book NOW! *cry*

It's not crying because it's not entirely bad. I am not saying it's bad, its just thatI didn't enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the first book.

Read further to know why.


Starcrossed ended with a huge frustrating cliffhanger! Turns out Helen and Lucas were cousins imagine that?!


Okay going back, Helen is a Descender meaning she is could go down to the Underworld eventhough she isn't dead yet. Why does she have to
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Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
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