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Dreamland (Riley Bloom #3)

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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  2,387 ratings  ·  171 reviews
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 talk to their loved ones.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published September 13th 2011)
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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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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
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
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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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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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.
Tiana
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 afterlife 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. I think lubianka should read this book because she would enjoy reading of a afterl ...more
Hayden Casey
How was this book not already on my shelves?
Monica
Okay kind of cheesy & cliche
Sarah Sindorf
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
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 Oliver
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
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
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 Ford


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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Nely
Riley's adventures in the Here & Now continue. In this third installment, Riley is suffering the repercussions of having helped restless souls into crossing over without the Council's permission (see Shimmer). The Council has spoken and the verdict was harsher than expected. They've decided that Riley needs time to "grow" and the best way to accomplish that is for her to take a break from soul catching. With no friends aside from Bodhi and Buttercup, Riley feels alone and lost. Luckily she l ...more
Samantha Arnold
Dreamland was a really cool book. In my view it wasn't as good as the previous books. I felt like it was copying the previous books. No matter what they trap you in some form of nightmare. Each book it's a bit different though. The first book, she was trapped in someone's mind and she couldn't do anything. Bodhi had to save her that time. The second book, all three of them were trapped in some girl's bubble. And they didn't know how to get out. They had to figure it out. This book, she was liter ...more
Wai
Just like the previous two in the Riley Bloom series, Dreamland is a bit of a hard book for me to review given that I'm probably about three times the age of its target audience. This would mean that any issues that I had with it would most likely not be seen by the intended readership.

However, I will say that this didn't seem to be on a par with Radiance or Shimmer possibly due to the non-threatening circumstances as the entire story takes place in Here and Now. Riley didn't seem herself, eithe
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melissa1lbr
My thoughts:
This series covers a lot of interesting ideas and things that tween girls struggle with and worry about, but in a unique setting. The fact that Riley spends so much time trying to grow up will really resonate with those girls right on the cusp of becoming teens. I remember wanting to be older, grown up, and look like it, so I think it will definitely appeal to those experiencing that. I thought the narrator, Kathleen McInenery, really nailed the voice too - almost to the point of ann
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Naj (Unputdownable Books)
Dreamland picked up where the last book left out. Riley's being stubborn as usual tries to break the rules all over again. This 3rd installment is as good as the other 2. Eventful, clean, and page-turning. The writing is written simply in 1st person and is perfect for younger readers and its extremely easy and quick to read.

This is my favorite out of the 3 books in the series. Riley continues to throw tantrums and acts like your usual 12 year old girl and is determined to figure out how to turn
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Charlotte Phillips
Life is perhaps ever more confusing for Riley than it has ever been, especially considering the fact that the council of the here and now have congratulated her for what she has managed to do, and no other soul catcher has. Yet they have also requested that she goes on a break, when she has just been on one so that she can be given more complicated tasks to meet her personality. However Riley takes this as dismissal especially when it seems like Bodhi really does dislike her and moves on to the ...more
Annamarie
Dreamland is another fabulous read. Alyson Noel is one of the best writers around these days and knows how to keep her readers get lost in the book and unable to put it down.

It's all happening in book three, and after completing a task that she was not assigned to in the last book she is told that she has to take a break from Soul Catching for a while but because Riley's 'glow' has changed she thinks she can handle harder jobs and once again Riley finds herself in trouble again but it is good to
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Nina
Inhalt
Riley, immernoch im Hier & Jetzt als Geisterjägerin tätig, vermisst ihre Schwester Ever nach wie vor wahnsinnig. Als ihr im "Aussichtsraum", der Raum der dazu dient einen Blick auf die "zurückgebliebenen" Verwandten und Freunde auf der Erde zu werfen, ein alter Mann von einem Ort erzählt, an dem man über Träume Nachrichten auf die Erde versenden kann, ist sie natürlich sofort Feuer und Flamme und versucht diesen Ort zu finden. Am Ort der Träume angekommen muss sie jedoch feststellen, d
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Nina
Inhalt
Die Geisterjägerin Riley Bloom steht nun vor der größten Herausforderung ihrer gesamten "Karriere": Der römische Gladiator Theocoles soll über die Brücke ins Hier und Jetzt geführt werden, statt weiterhin sein Unwesen auf dem schönen Planeten Erde zu treiben, doch dieser macht es ihr ganz und gar nicht einfach. Die schöne Messalina, Tochter des Besitzers des Kolloseums und heimliche Geliebte des Gladiatoren, versucht ihr zu helfen und gibt ihr folgenden Rat: Wenn Du etwas erreichen willst,
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Once Upon
Audio Portion: I think the reader did an excellent job on this audiobook. Kathleen McInerney's voice was pleasant to listen to and sounded very youthful. As I listened I actually felt like Riley was sitting right next to me in my car telling me her story. She read with such expression and it really brought the characters and story to life for me. I did some research and discovered that Kathleen is the reader for the other audio books in this series. I enjoyed this one so much that I look forward ...more
Katie
Oct 08, 2011 Katie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alyson Noel Fans
Recommended to Katie by: Joanne
This was another delightful read by Alyson Noel. A great follow on from Shimmer and I found I enjoyed this one more so than the first 2.

Riley is coming off a high from rescuing so many souls and has to front the Council. As she didn't follow orders, she is worried she may be getting in trouble and not receiving praise.

Being ordered to take time off again, Riley doesn't know what to do or where to go. She heard of a place where she can visit her sister, Ever, in her dreams and wanted to give it a
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Joy
My students have fallen in love with Alyson Noel's The Immortals series. In that series, a family dies in a car accident and the oldest child, Ever, survives. She finds out that she's been given a potion for immortality by her soul-mate. However, the rest of her family didn't survive. Most notably, her 12 year old little sister Riley. Riley makes a few appearances int he Immortals series, but she is explored much more in depth in her own Riley Bloom series. It is aimed toward younger readers, 11 ...more
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