Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
Series: The Dreamland Series #1
It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.
Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.
There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.
But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?
Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.
The whole idea behind the Dreamer, with the world beyond our consciousness, was really well thought out and well executed! The author didn't dump all of the information on us all at once. She did hold out on what was going on in the world that affected Molly for a long time though. I didn't find this suspenseful, it was more annoying. There's only so many times that Molly can ask before I'm thinking Dev should just give it up instead of dropping obscure hints that don't amount to much in scenes that sometimes drag out.
I did like Molly though, the main character. She is a New Yorker at heart and has a really funny friend named Becca. Molly has a new boyfriend named Jared who is sweet as honey, and then she has this whole new world presented, with another hot guy vying for her attention, in a way.
The book was a bit longer than I think it needed to be, the pacing was staccato, but it wasn't entirely uninteresting.
NA readers would probably like this paranormal as it kind of reads like a YA but with some sexual situations. The book had a lot of potential and I think the world building would get more interesting as the author continues.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
she's not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.
Residing in Brooklyn, NY she is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter.
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