Oct • 20 • 2011Dreamland by Alyson Noel
Published by Square Fish on September 13th 2011
Genres: Middle Grade-Fantasy/Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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"Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it’s her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who’s been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears."
This is another book I have been following from the beginning. I loved this book in particular cause this time Riley’s learns a big life lesson.
What I like most about this book is the characters. This time Riley, is told to take it easy. She does but only to find herself learning things the hard way. I like how Riley comes to realization about things. She realizes what is really holding her back and takes it all in. Riley see whats she truly fears and in it all, she learns a great lesson.
I enjoyed the plot that it gave the build up to Riley’s epiphany. The reader see Riley struggling with coming to terms with herself and I like that the minor characters play a role in helping her see herself. The scene with Ever is a great sister scene that show how much Ever and Riley are not only alike but different as well. As far apart as they are, they sister bond is just as strong.
This is a great middle grade series that show great growth in the characters as well as the plot. I like that the readers not only get an adventure in a great fantasy world, but an adventure in seeing Riley grow up. With dreaming weaving, cute boys, and sister to get great advice from, Riley never lets me down!
I give it 4 BITES!