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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dreamfever By Kit Alloway|Review


Dreamfever (Dreamfire #2)
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on February 23th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
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Finding out that she is the True Dream Walker hasn't gone at all the Joshlyn Weaver would have expected it to. The only special gift she seems to have is an ability to create archways, which really isn't that special. In addition to her inability to connect with the Dream, she has also started having nightmares that are so terrible she can't tell anyone about them. Not even Will.

Just when Josh thought her life couldn't get any more complicated, the lost dream walker princess returns to claim her parents' right to the throne, right as the Lodestone party threatens to take control of the government during the upcoming Accordance Conclave.

With the clock running down, Josh must rely on not only her friends, but also her enemies, to stop the radicals from taking power and controlling the Dream. But how can she expect to save everyone else when she's struggling to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life?

My Thoughts

NetGalley Review
WARNING: This book may generate the following: Genuine laughter, utter heartbreak, ‘I can’t believe it’ or ‘NO!’ or ‘UGH’ outbursts, and endless smiles.
After narrowly escaping a war inspired dimension hidden beneath the seven layers of the veil, Josh struggles with horrendous nightmares depicting the same man who captured her ex-boyfriend and friend’s soul. The nightmares appear to be of a happier time in Feodor’s life before the war claimed his freedom, his family, and his will to express kindness. As strange as it might be to see the man that nearly killed her appearing in her dreams, Josh wholeheartedly believes his inventions just might change the world and supply her with her lost abilities. But his deadly secrets and inventions could collapse everything Josh and her friends are fighting for. With just weeks away from the Accordance Conclave, the team must prepare for the irrepressible backlash to come. Things only go from bad to worse when Josh stumbles upon the lost princess, mistaking her as the confused and exhausted Dreamer. The princess’ unforeseen return only creates more bloodshed and vicious accusations from Peregrine. As dangerous secrets threaten to tear the group apart, the future remains unclear about their friendships, their allies, and the Dream-Walking community. A thrilling, action-packed sequel to Dreamfire that will make a short reading session into a two-hour adventure full of twists and turns!
SO. MANY. PLOT-TWIST! Well, not until chapter 21. You get hit hard in that chapter, not only with shock but with emotion. I am just in awe with Kit Alloway’s writing. It is so amazing! You know the book is great when you are on the verge of tears or you heart just needs a breather. I was over the moon about this book. A first, I was hesitant towards the split between Josh’s, Will’s, and Mirren's point of views. I did like that they each had their own chapter, but I was a little disappointed that Josh didn’t have as many chapters as Mirren or Will until it neared the end. There are so many things that I want to say about this book but just can’t grab the words to express them. *The feels!* I applaud you Kit and your brilliant writing by captivating the reader and characters and turning a promising situation into a completely helpless one! Alloway, you are a fantastic writer, but why must you break my heart? Why can't everything just be okay and everyone just be happy and together?
I cannot wait to physically embrace this book when it comes out! A definite read if intricate world building, corrupt politics, dreams, lovable characters, and passionate writing excites you. As much as I hate the ending, I must say that it is the most realistic ending to any emotional, heartbreaking story that I have ever read. However, my heart was torn to pieces in the epilogue. The cover is absolutely G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! Truely a fantastic and unique sequel to an amazing book. This series is definitely one of my all time favorites! 

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