Saturday, April 11, 2015

ARC Review: Dreamfire

Dreamfire by Kit Alloway

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 2015
368 pages, kindle edition
Source: Purchased through Dymock
Release Date: February 24th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Joshlyn Weaver has always lived with a big secret. Ordinary kids spend their free time going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and searching on the internet.

But for her, an evening at home usually means entering people's dreams. For many generations, her family has been part of a very powerful and very secretive society of dream walkers. Tasked with the responsibility of lowering the world's general anxiety — which only leads to war and strife in the waking world — their job has always been to stop nightmares before they go too far.
By stopping nightmares while sleeping, they help to stop nightmares in real life.

But when an ancient feud within the dream walker society resurfaces right when a seemingly unconnected series of very strange and very scary events start occurring during her dream walks, Josh finds herself in a race against time. The one true dream walker has never been known. Could she be the one?

My Review:
The whole concept of Dreamwalkers very interesting but I do have to the in-depth sometimes tedious explanations of dream walking and dream theories the book dragged for a while, even though all the action scenes in the nightmare. But lucky I stuck to it because it picked up about half way through the book and I could not put it down from there on wards.

As for the main character Joshlyn goes she was very gifted at what she did, her skills in resolving nightmares is unheard of in the dream walking community. Joshlyn is living with a lot of guilt over the death of her boyfriend in which she blames herself for his death, but of course she does not know how to handle her new found feelings for her apprentice Will. Their romance was slow building which is realistic and unfortunately I did not find any of the moments shared between them all that swoon worthy and maybe that had something to do with the fact that Will was just Will, there was nothing that made him stand out for me, any who back to character Joshlyn I did find that there was a few times where she acted before she thought her actions through which led to some pretty severe consequences to the people she loved and cared for so I did not really like that about her but she was loyal and it was easy to feel her pain which made me sympathise for her.

There were a couple of secondary characters that stood out to me, one was Windsor Josh’s BFF. I honestly did not really like her she did something that no real best friend would do and I do not know how Josh can tolerate her. And another character who I thought was just plain bloody creepy until we learned the truth about him was Haley. He was the twin brother of Josh’s ex and once we learn about his gift I found him to be one of the more interesting characters in the novel.

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Author Bio:

I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my family and four Chihuahua mixes. When I'm not writing, I'm quilting, reading, and endlessly trying to improve my house. (Flooring? Sure, I can lay flooring! How hard can it be?) I'm the daughter of a professor and a film historian, and I grew up seeing a lot of movies. Currently, I'm taking my first ever college English literary criticism course, which is opening my mind in all sorts of exciting ways.

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