Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just Pure Awesomeness: Dreamfire - Kit Alloway

DreamfireDreamfire by Kit Alloway
Date Released: February 24, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Pages: 368 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review
Rating: 5 Stars!
Series: Standalone!

Goodreads Synopsis: Joshlyn Weaver has always lived with a big secret. Ordinary kids spend their free time going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and searching on the internet.  

But for her, an evening at home usually means entering people's dreams. For many generations, her family has been part of a very powerful and very secretive society of dream walkers. Tasked with the responsibility of lowering the world's general anxiety — which only leads to war and strife in the waking world — their job has always been to stop nightmares before they go too far.
By stopping nightmares while sleeping, they help to stop nightmares in real life. 
But when an ancient feud within the dream walker society resurfaces right when a seemingly unconnected series of very strange and very scary events start occurring during her dream walks, Josh finds herself in a race against time. The one true dream walker has never been known. Could she be the one?  
From Goodreads


Dreamfire by Kit Alloway blew my expectations out of water! I absolutely loved everything about the book from it's well-developed cast of characters to it's intricate dream premise to the romance aspect that all weaved into an amazing book. 

Dreamfire begins with protagonist Joshlyn Weaver who is a dream walker - she enters the nightmares and dreams of humans and tries to prevent them from taking over. As the day comes to receive her scroll, which tells her what will happen to her in the near future, she meets Will in an unexpected way. The young and shy boy soon becomes Josh's apprentice and she trains him in the art of dream walking. But beneath it all, lies an ancient feud that has been tearing the dream walkers apart. I honestly really enjoyed Josh's character. She had so many layers from her bubbly personality to her kick ass fighting movies and strength. Josh's personality was easily able to go alongside Will's shy and charismatic traits. In addition, all the other characters such as Deloise, Haley, Whim, etc were such great characters and they just brought so much complexity to the book in the right amount.

One aspect of Dreamfire that I love was the balance between the romance and action parts. Alloway was easily able to throw in hints of romance her and there especially with Will and Josh, but also someone in Josh's life before. Among that, she throws in tons of action scenes, crafted to perfection you could easily be in Josh/Will's shoes. I was so surprised on how the characters were easy to relate to even through a third person perspective! But it did at times confuse me on who was narrating the story. One thing that Dreamfire suffers from is overloading with info. I felt like the first part of the book was full on too much info on the dream walkers and theory and it wasn't balanced out with the end of the book.

BUT THE ENDING! I can't even begin to say that there NEEDS TO BE A SECOND BOOK! The ending does satisfy some parts, but it's definitely left open to a possible second book?! Alloway please do make a sequel! Definitely pick up Dreamfire as one of your summer reads, it's the perfect book on a road trip or even to read at the beach!

1 comments:

  1. Okay, first off I love books about dreams. So, sold, right off! Plus, you gave it five stars. I need to look into this. Sounds like a treat to read! Great review, totally convinced me!

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