Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Dreamland
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea’s mother is certain are right behind them.

Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she’s had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that’s so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what’s real and what’s not?


Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars




Dreamland “That was life: one big chain reaction, a series of sparks and explosions.
Always explosions.”




This was an interesting YA paranormal/fantasy story about a girl who could visit other people’s dreams.

Poor Dea had a really rough time in this book, the way she was so confused over what was happening, and what was going on with her mother was really difficult for her, and to be in the situation that she was in was really sad.

The storyline in this started off quite slow but morphed as the book went along, and the fantasy aspect was much stronger towards the end of the story. We did get a bit of travelling to a different world towards the end of the book even, and I liked the whole murder-mystery aspect of the storyline as well.
There was a little bit of romance in this, but not a lot, and other than a kiss this was a clean read.

The ending to this was pretty good, and we did get an ending, whilst there was still room for a sequel at some point. I’d be interested to find out what happens next if a sequel was in the works!



7 out of 10

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