Author: Nicole Thomas
Release date: October 28th 2013
Series: Dreamerbound #1
Age Group: Young Adult
I received an e-copy of this from Nicole Thomas in exchange for an honest review.
I'm so thankful to Nicole for giving me the chance to review her debut novel. As much as I wanted to love every book that I read, sometimes, I end up not liking them but that doesn't mean I dislike them. Dreamer is one of those books. I neither liked nor disliked it.
I was so excited to read this. Dreams have always been one of my fascinations. So I was really curious why Dreams here are big of a deal. Throughout the novel, I kept guessing and guessing what or who was controlling Anna's dreams. But never did I actually thought of the right answer. Why? Because it never felt that way. It didn't feel right for me. Yes, weird. There were never hints connecting to that controller. The real one for that matter. I could have hoped at least, some things were given along the way so that I myself can really experience solving the mystery of the controller. Though somehow Anna, Liam and Liam's Dad were able to track someone down. Still! Okay, fine. It was definitely a surprise. But not a great surprise for me. It was a little odd somehow. And really weird in a way.
Another thing that made me feel weird was the relationship of Liam and Anna. I swear it was like they just decided that they like each other even without the process of it. I was in this page wherein Liam had just agreed to get close to Anna. Then a few pages about Anna's life then Anna and Liam sitting beside each other, sorta flirting all of a sudden and boom, that's it. I don't know. But it didn't feel genuine to me. It was really weird actually. Yet they were cute together and Liam really cared for her so I'd give it to them. Still, I didn't feel as if their relationship was really that true.
Despite things that made me weird, I got through this book in just one sitting not just because it was short but also because of Nicole's writing. It was easy and simple. You'll never get bored because of her writing. It was fast-paced and mysterious. I really liked the premise but all in all, I felt like the execution of the story lacked something. I don't know what. And I'm not an expert but that's how I felt after reading.
Dreamer is a fast-paced and mysterious YA novel about dreams. I'd probably read the sequel so as to get more answers.
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