Monday, October 28, 2013

Review + Giveaway: Dreamer

Dreamer by Nicole Thomas

Publication Date: October 28th, 2013
Genre: YA Fiction
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Someone is using Anna’s dreams as a weapon, and so far, they’ve gotten away with murder. Anna isn’t quite sure why those closest to her die when she dreams, but it’s enough to turn this teenager off REM sleep and relationships for good. She has more than enough blood on her hands without boys crushing on her and getting buried six feet underground as a result.

As of right now, Anna’s plan to avoid relationships with anyone outside her family has gone off without a hitch. And if it weren’t for her classmate, Liam, she would’ve continued to do so. Liam’s successfully flown under her social radar, and if he wants to avoid having his obituary in the local newspaper, he'd keep it that way. But when he confides in Anna and tells her he has dreams as well, he becomes an exception to the rule.

Okay, so his dreams might not be as dangerous, but it turns out his mother's were. Liam's mom is missing. His mom just turned eighteen when she fell completely off the grid, and Anna could be next.

Dreamer was a delightful read! Not only was I easily immersed into Anna and Liam's story, I also was rooting for both characters the entire time. This book is perfect for readers looking for a quick and creative novel with a easy-to-read writing style and a real cool ending!

The book starts off with introducing us to to the dark world of Anna who lives in fear that she will hurt those closest to her. Liam has never known such a fear, but he does know that his mother vanished because of the dreams. How can the start not intrigue you?

Anna and Liam, as stated above, were both amazing characters. In my interview with Nicole, she stated that Anna was originally written in third person. I am very glad that Nicole changed the viewpoint to first person as I loved, loved, loved reading through Anna's perspective. I felt like she a relatable yet dark character. Who can blame her with her past? I am ever so glad that I am not a dreamer!

Then, we had Liam. Personally, I felt like Liam was a pretty awesome character. His chapters were distinctly different than Anna's, which I felt compelled to point out after all the controversy about a certain book's (Allegiant's) changing POVs that were confusing and blended together. The voice of Liam was considerably brighter than Anna's and I always knew who was narrating. I feel like the quote below sums up Liam perfectly and I also must add that he has some pretty humorous lines. Here is Liam in Nicole's words:

"Liam is a very unique individual... He compliments Anna's darker scenes with ones that give readers a chance to digest what's just happened. I also adore his personality."

Now, I must compliment the utter brilliance of the ideas presented in Dreamer. The author's creativity is astounding and the idea of Dreamers intrigued me from the very beginning. Also, the action and revelations just keep on coming, so the reader is never bored. I especially liked the ending. I am anxiously awaiting the next book! If Dreamer sounds up your alley, you should most definitely pick it up today. October 28th is indeed the release date!

4/5 Stars

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Thanks for reading! 
Check out my amazing interview with Nicole here!

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  1. Emily, thank you so much for having me and for such a lovely review. Watcher will be coming out mid-December, so you won't have to wait very long :)

  2. Yes I have, mostly I can remember them all, but my most vivid were the scary dreams, unfortunately :S

  3. I love to dream because my dreams are almost always vivid! I have even tasted things in my dreams before (which sucks if I dream I am a smoker - blech!). Being a person that loves to dream, this book definitely is something I'd love to get my hands on. Also - Emily, love the new blog look and your new signature is beautiful!

  4. I have been having dreams about snakes lately, attacking my pets ughhhh

  5. I have had very vivid dreams

    ~Veronica Vasquez~

  6. Yes I have! Your book looks so great! hope to read it soon

  7. I love dreams and books about dreams! This one sounds really interesting!