All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
My next book review in my end of year round-up is Dreamfall. I've been a fan of Amy Plum's books since her Die For Me trilogy (which I'm re-reading in 2018 because it's about time I did so), though her books can sometimes be hard to access in the UK for some reason. I was therefore excited to get this one for Christmas.
Author: Amy Plum
Part of a trilogy: No, book 1 in the Dreamfall duology
Original publication date: 2nd May 2017
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Read December 2017)
Well that was exhilarating! The first thing you should know about me, if you don't already, is that I'm a coward when it comes to horror. I hardly ever watch horror films and tend to avoid the genre all together. But I really wanted to read this one.
The second is that I have mild insomnia, so the concept of this book immediately intrigued me and can understand people signing up to an almost new experiment for a cure to theirs when they're desperate.
Also, fair warning for those of you like me who are terrified of clowns- well...there are clowns.
I have to say that I was surprised to find I enjoyed learning about the science in this and it was rather interesting- even if it did go straight over my head at times. Not that I dislike science, but I'd expected to have no idea at all of what the brain/sleep specialists would be talking about. It wasn't quite so bad.
This book is a multi-POV from three characters and handled well. The book was actually shorter than I'd thought and despite being in my least-read genre, I got through it pretty quickly. The cover in real life on the hardback is also great to look at- but I always think that! :)
I enjoyed the concept of the Void in between the nightmares, which gave the characters- and myself- some respite, and how each nightmare was as different and detailed as the characters themselves. The error in the trial mentioned in the blurb meant that the trial room in real life was also connected to the Void/nightmares, which made things interesting too- and that's all I'm going to say on that.
There were also a few plot twists which I didn't expect. Just when I thought I was figuring things out, actually, no, I wasn't. This continues right up until the end and now I can't wait to read Neverwake and find out how this all ends.
What did you think if you've read Dreamfall? What do you think of horror in general? :) I'll be back tomorrow with my final book review of the year! (How is 2017 almost at an end??) As always, all the best and happy reading.
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