Sunday, 29 January 2012

Book Review: Dreamland By Alyson Noel

Name: Dreamland
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: Panmacmillan
Release date: January 2012

Summary: 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.

Review:

In picking up 'Dreamland' it's like I'd never left the Riley Bloom series.

Riley is still the fun, over-achieving Soul Catcher who makes you as a reader smile.
So,'Dreamland' is book three in the series and all of you that have regularly read my reviews will know I'm a huge fan of Alyson Noel.
When I met Alyson last year she hinted at a few things that would happen in 'Dreamland' so I have been eager for this novel since I completed 'Shimmer'.
Riley makes me laugh she's still so obsessed by being 13, she longs to be a teen.
Bodhi and Riley are a great team even though they can't always see it. Tensions are high between the pair but they always look out for each other in the end.
Out of the three novels the series has so far, I'd say this novel takes you on an unexpected rollercoaster ride, where you're hoping Riley yet again comes out on top.
I love the way Alyson can make it seem like you've just finished the last book and gone straight onto the next.
It had me thinking would I have imagined 'Dreamland' to be that way.

What's really in a dream?

I also love and hate the fact that there is an extract from the next instalment in 'Whisper' and yet again I have another long wait for it argh.
If you've ever read an Alyson Noel novel you will love this book, If you haven't it's never too late to start.

1 comments:

Rachel @ Book Prowl said...

Great review. I love Alyson Noel. You're so lucky to have met her! I've yet to read any of the Riley Bloom books, but I plan on it. The Immortals was brilliant so as soon as I can I'll be picking up some Riley books! :)

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