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Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
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Apr 28, 2012

bookshelves: sophomore-challenge-2012, edelweiss
Read from May 26 to 28, 2012

Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Toward the end of Starcrossed, Helen learns that she is the Descender, the only demigod who can locate the Furies in the Underworld and get them to free the scions from their cycle of hatred and vengeance. Cruelly separated from Lucas by a lie, Helen spends every night roaming the Underworld, trying to find the Furies. Helen's work is hard, lonely and exhausting, but the knowledge that all the scions are counting on her keeps her going. One night in the Underworld, she is shocked to find another living person. Orion is another scion and the two of them have a lot in common. Helen is touched and relieved when he offers to help her in her quest. Meanwhile, Lucas is all broody and jealous, Claire and Cassandra worry that Helen's quest is killing her, and someone close to Helen betrays her by teaming up with Automadon, a truly creepy new insect-villain. Will Helen manage to find the Furies, assuage their anger, and finally bring peace to the Houses? Or will she die trying?

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