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Dreamland (Riley Bloom #3)

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ALL I WANTED, ALL I'D EVER DREAMED OF, WAS TO BE THIRTEEN. BUT THEN I DIED.

Riley Bloom's afterlife is about as good as it gets, except she'll never be a teenager. Riley desperately wants speak to her older sister, Ever, and ask her advice. Ever is still alive and the only way Riley can reach her is to search for Dreamland - a place where ghosts can jump into dreams and tal
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published September 13th 2011)
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Meleofa
I feel bad for Riley Bloom. She died when she was twelve, and all she ever wanted was to be a teenager like her big sister, Ever. She feels awkward and uncomfortable in her skin. She finally crossed over to Here & Now, but she fears she will be twelve forever. She's been training as a Soul Catcher, and other than having a difficult time following the rules, she's been doing quite well. She, and her trainer, Bohdi, have been told they can have a vacation. Feeling lost, because she has no frie ...more
s. nadia nurul azizah
well aku baca buku ini dari seri ke tiga nya dulu -_- soalnya pertama tertarik itu ya sama dreamland, jadi belinya dreamland deh, ga radiance atau shimmer.
Yang pasti tokoh utamanya itu Riley Bloom. Ditemani dengan anjingnya Buttercup, dan pembimbing Riley yaitu Bodhi. Ada juga tokoh lain seperti Ever, Satchel, Balthazar, Mort, dll.
Buku ini unik, karena yang diceritain tuh tokohnya udah mati, dan Noel membuat dunia baru aka Di Sini & Kini. Tapi menurut aku sih kurang konfliknya, jadi kurang
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Liza Wiemer
This is the third book in the Riley Bloom series and once again Riley finds trouble, this time in Dreamland. There is a wonderful cast of characters in this novel, including director of dream jumping, Balthazar, a former Hollywood director of numerous box office hits. He puts on fabulous productions to enhance the dreams of those of us still alive, giving hope and comfort and also allowing departed loved ones the opportunity to communicate a special message to their loved ones left behind on ear ...more
Issie Cassidy
May 04, 2013 Issie Cassidy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The reason I read Dreamland was because it was the next book in the Riley Bloom series and I had read the previous book in the series. I enjoyed the first book and wanted to read more about riley. The books a quite small so I had to read more than one book.

I've decided that this book comes under the category of fantasy. I thought this because it is about something that doesn't exist or hasn't been experienced by a human. It could potentially be real but no one living could know because only the
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Dreamland gets personal when Riley goes looking for the land of dreams to contact her sister who is the only family she had left after the accident. She hears news about how her sister still blames herself and is still grieving the loss and that's why she needs to contact her, despite Bodhi's warning that she should not do this.

In Dreamland she meets a ghost boy who has been terrorizing people by sending them nightmares because he seems them as guilty in their own misery, he even says to Riley t
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Rebeca
Jun 20, 2015 Rebeca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: resenha
" Ninguém age só por agir. Sempre há uma razão, algum tipo de motivação. Pressão social, vingança, desejo de dominar o mundo ou de fama, o que seja... a motivação é o combustível que acende a chama, a força motriz por trás de quase tudo."

Após enviar diversos escravos de uma fazenda para o além mundo, Riley agora está com um brilho mais intenso. Contudo, tem que enfrentar o Conselho por ter desobedecido seu superior( Bodhi) e ter influenciado as almas, por mais que elas tenham ido para o "Paraíso
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Shannon Stephenson
The reason I read Dreamland was because it was the next book in the Riley Bloom series and I had read the previous book in the series. I enjoyed the first book and wanted to read more about Riley. The books are quite small so it made them a fast read.

This book is under the category of fantasy. I thought this because it’s about something that doesn't exist, not being experienced by a human before.It could possibly be real because no that is living would know, only the deceased. The ideas in the b
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Liz
I am reading this series because I dislike not finishing a series. Granted, I don't anxiously await the next book in this series, but if I come across it while browsing through the books, I'll pick it up to have handy for those times when I need something to read while waiting, or in this case, I desired to finish a book to accomplish a reading goal.

I still like the premise, but Riley as a character is still rather annoying. I hope my pre-teenager doesn't go that route, but he is exhibiting some
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Cristina
Sep 02, 2015 Cristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dreamland is the third book in the Riley Bloom series. It was really good in my opinion, but the book before Shimmer had definitely surpassed it. As everything it has it's good and bad points, but the good definitely outweighs the bad, and that's why I rated it four stars.

I'll start with the good. I absolutely loved how the Hear and Now were explained in a little more depth. We actually got to see what Riley's life is like outside of soul catching. I loved the interactions with her her family be
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Alamason7
Out of all the Riley Bloom series I did not like this book as much. It was more of a relaxed book. I felt as if this was written more as a transition book because of the content!
Riley wanted to just connect with her sister because she wanted advice from her on how to be thirteen. When she got back from her last assignment she was given a small vacation and she could go do anything besides creating her own assignments. She learns that even though she may be taking on greater challenges that th
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Jennifer
Sep 30, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
awesome
Meghan
Feb 07, 2015 Meghan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third novel in the Riley Bloom series is where our main character, Riley, learns a lot about herself. She’s tired of being twelve and wants to prove herself to everyone that she can be thirteen. She makes her way to a place called Dreamland where she meets a boy named Satchel who’s a troubled ghost. She tries her soul catcher ways on him, but only gets interrupted. Throughout the novel she finds out what it means to be a soul catcher, and why she is one as well as what it means to grow up. T ...more
Tiana
Dec 10, 2014 Tiana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was about a girl wo wants to contact with her sisters through the new department of the afterlife that she has looked into.i really liked this book because she expressed her life and how her life when she used to live as a preteen is connected to her afterlife. textual evidence that was provided is how she named all the purposes of why her family that also died meant in her life and how even though she was lonely she knew they cared stated in chapter 5. I think lubianka should read thi ...more
*Ellie
Jan 20, 2015 *Ellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mileena
Sep 30, 2015 Mileena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dreamland
4/5
Although I love all of Alyson Noel's books, so I did obviously enjoy this one, it had so far been my least favorite of the series. I feel like a majority of Riley's character development was thrown out the window. And although I enjoyed Satchels backstory and he was alright as a villain, something about this whole part of Riley's journey, just sort of fell flat for me.

I didn't like how the author just sort of crapped on the romance between Bodhi and Riley and even though this one was
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Maria Carmo
As usual, a book full of rythm and imparting ethical principles in the midst of breathtaking adventures.

Maria Carmo

Lisbon, 11th. September 2012.
Rebecca
Book 3 in the Riley Bloom series.

The best book in the set so far for me. Very enjoyable. I enjoyed the Dreamland element, totally not what I was expecting. Balthazar the Dreamland direct made me laugh, I had this Liberace like figure in my head, all eccentric! The story with Satchel haunting Dreamland was also good and I loved seeing Ever again and seeing the sisters interact. Well worth the wait. I also quite liked the fact there was no solution for a change. Of note, Riley was starting to get
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Emma Mills
It's good not great. But then I'm an adult reader and these are meant for younger teens I think. They are short quick reads and I picked it up cheap after reading the first two books. The stories are good and a bit different, for me what makes me subtract a star is the heroine, Riley Bloom who after 3 books is just as annoying and self obsessed and has not grown at all, which is ironic as this is the main focus of the story, it's just that I wish the author would get over that and focus a bit mo ...more
Hayden
Nov 06, 2011 Hayden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How was this book not already on my shelves?
Monica
Dec 03, 2011 Monica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, riley-bloom
Okay kind of cheesy & cliche
Ashley
Mar 02, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah Sindorf
May 04, 2014 Sarah Sindorf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Resenha do blog Sincerando.com, escrita por Sarah Sindorf

ATENÇÃO: Esse é o terceiro livro da série Riley Bloom, o primeiro é Radiante. Esse post contém spoilers dos livros anteriores.

Rilley consegue mais uma vez cumprir uma missão, que dessa vez foi inesperada. Mas por um lado, ela esteve bem perto de falhar. Acaba entrando em um momento de descanso, enquanto espera que sua próxima missão lhe seja designada. E é aí que percebe que sua pós vida não é muito boa. Apesar de ser uma ótima Apanhadora
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Nina
Oct 20, 2011 Nina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adult readers
So this series is interesting enough for a young adult series and the books are super quick reads. I have read all three of them and it only took me a day to read each. I liked this book as well as the first two, but thought the second one was the best one so far. While this one held a different point of view and Riley certainly grows as a character it just didn't hold my interest as much as the last one. That said, it was still a really good book to read though. I think this is a good series fo ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
Nov 30, 2014 Paula Ratcliffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After saving all those souls in the previous book Riley is beyond happy when her glow gets stronger. The council puts her and Bodhi on vacation to take a break from everything. Riley finds she has no friends or boyfriend being the age of 12 dying to age up. Bodhi told her in the Here and Now people do grow up, and Riley is trying everything in her power to age up and become a teen. She finds out about Dreamland where people dream jump into people’s dreams to talk to someone or send a message. Ri ...more
Tessa
Sep 21, 2012 Tessa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un troisième volet assez différent des deux précédents. Cette fois-ci on retrouve une Riley toujours aussi déterminée mais qui finalement supporte de moins en moins sa “seconde” vie. Elle cherche à changer à tout prix, à grandir, à être celle qu’elle n’a pas eu le temps d’être avant de mourir.

Au fur et à mesure du livre on se rend compte qu’en aidant une autre âme en peine c’est surtout la sienne qu’elle essaye de sauver. Elle ne se sent à sa place nul part et son adolescence la rattrape.

Même si
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Keren Hughes
Apr 09, 2012 Keren Hughes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: most-favourite
I haven't reviewed the other books in this series, but as I have WHISPER from Macmillan to review, I thought I would also write one for DREAMLAND.

I became a fan of Alyson Noel when I first came across The Immortals Series. I was hooked on them from Evermore and was really sad when I got to the end of Everlasting, knowing that this was the end for the series.

When I first heard of her intention to write a spin-off series, I knew I would have to read those books. I was so happy when Radiance (Rile
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Tawni (The Book Worms)
There is no doubt about how well written the Riley Bloom series is! That is the main thing I loved since the first book. Unfortunately this series has a track record (in my opinion) of being a little boring. In terms of creativity, Dreamland exceeded the previous books and I was really happy about that!

Riley Bloom is stuck at 12-years-old and she wants nothing more than to accomplish something great in hopes of "growing up" and finally turning 13. With her continued rule-defying attitude, she se
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Ingrid Hansen
Okaye nu har vi vist forstået at Riley Bloom er frustreret over ikke at være blevet mere end 12 år gammel og hun vil gøre alt for at blive 13 år. Men hendes rebelske og irriterende evne til at gøre tingene på hendes måde gør det meget svært for hende at nå den ønskede alder og for at få hendes "skær" til at gløde endnu mere. Jeg kan stadig godt lide Riley Bloom, men ville ønske at hun snart forstod at ens handlinger har konsekvenser og det er lige meget om du prøver at gøre en god gerning eller ...more
Ashlee Telschow


This was an oddly fast read for me. I just finished up a book by Jodi Picoult, and I was looking around on my shelf for what to read next. I have three books way overdue from the library, and this happened to be one of them. It being a small read, is what made me decide to pick it up. Figured it wouldn't take too long to get through, and man was I right! This author is the same one that created the Immortal Series. The Riley Bloom series is a spin off, starring the sister of the Immortal's main
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Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of 23 novels, including: FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVI
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