Blog Tour: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Can true love be forgotten?
As the only Scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.
Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out—a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies’ cry for blood is growing louder.
As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen’s sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.
Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling STARCROSSED delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds expectation.
Interview with Josephine Angelini:
Now that Dreamless is written, are there things that you wished you would have included in Starcrossed that you didn’t?
This is going to sound terribly pompous, but no. You’ll see by GODDESS (book 3) that stuff in the first book gets paid off in the end. I’m actually a huge outliner/pre-planner when it comes to story. I need to have the whole thing mapped out for my own peace of mind. Not that I think Starcrossed is perfect, or anything like that, but I did cover my bases before I started writing and I think that makes for more solid storytelling.
Which character do you think really stood out in Dreamless, why?
I think Orion stands out the most because he has such a huge impact on Helen’s life and the direction of the storyline. He has a thick backstory, too, and I think that will intrigue readers. Also, he’s a giant hottie. What’s not to like about him?
What are five things you loved about writing this book?
I loved coming up with all the different settings in the Underworld. I got to think creatively and come up with my own version of what Hades would be like, and what Morpheus’s dream world would be like. I enjoy world building, and I really got a chance to do that in this book. Wait, that’s only one thing. Okay, here are four more: I loved developing Orion, The Furies, Morpheus, and some of the gods over the course of this book. There are some pretty colorful characters in Dreamless, and I think people are really going to respond to them.
What are five things that you didn’t love about writing this book?
I can’t think of five things I didn’t love, I can only think of one. It took forever to get the beginning to work. I had to rewrite the whole first chapter (actually, I added the first chapter) and it took a long time to get it right. That really sucked, but I think I’m a better writer for it. Sometimes, it’s recognizing where you’ve muffed up as a writer that helps you learn something really valuable about the process of writing as a whole. That’s what happened to me while working on Dreamless.
Did you have any fun research moments with this book?
I guess I’d have to say that it was really fun to dig into some of the lore surrounding Morpheus. I love thinking about the concept of a god of dreams. Dreams are such strange things to think of as being part of a god’s power because dreams are so personal and internal. But at the same time they can sometimes feel like an outside force sends them to us in a weird way. I really enjoyed reading books on interpreting dreams and the possible evolutionary reasons for dreaming, even though I didn’t have to do any of that for research. I just sort of got sucked in.
What YA books are currently in your reading pile?
Oh boy. I’m so behind! I’m browsing through Amy Plum’s Until I Die and Tara Hudson’s Arise again (I’ve read them both already) and on my nightstand is Eve by Anna Carey. I know it partially about gender politics, which really intrigues me. Can’t wait to dig into that one.
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