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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,489 ratings  ·  364 reviews
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that...more
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Razorbill
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Ok ok.. I think I loved it. But I'm not sure. This was just very .... You know the movie Inception? Yeah, kinda like that. I'm so lost, yet I love it... I think.

For one thing, Lucid is a book that makes you think. You have to piece every single moment together to begin to understand what just happened. And this is what you will see yourself doing after you turn the last page. Then you will want to immediately read it again in a new light, so you can grasp the puzzling nature of the plot.

I'm not...more
Tt (Never Ending Stories Book Blog)
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Mind blowing. The Black Swan of Young Adult books!!

When I first saw the cover I thought it was so soft and beautiful with the use of the white,blue's,and purple's!!! Obviously from looking at the cover you know its about a girl and she might sleep on the ceiling at night lol. Then I went on to read the blurb and I was half way right with my analysis of the cover and I find out its about two girls Maggie and Sloan. They have never met,they are both the same age,both have the same birthday,one li...more
Oct 09, 2012 Blythe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YOU. Yes, you. You haven't read this yet, have you? Yeah, fix that. Come back when you're done.

Giselle knows her shit.

Undecided on my rating. 4 stars? 5 stars? 4.5 stars? I DON'T KNOW. Review to come. Maybe. Probably not. Yeah, probably not.

Edit: You know what. 5 stars. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Everyone needs to read this book. Why hasn't everyone read this book?

Edit x2: I think I'll be doing everyone a favor by not writing a review for this. Or should I say a "proper" review. But, since I most likely will not even attempt writing a review for this (for your benefit), I want to s...more
little machines
1.5 stars, and I'm being merciful here. Maybe there were things I missed because I skimmed through most of the book, but it was impossible NOT to skim. I really did not give a crap about any of the characters, especially Sloane, who annoyed me to the point where I wanted to break a kitten's neck. I mean goddamn, everything in this book was so ridiculous, especially the boy-craziness, and guuuuuuuurl was there a lot of that. I feel like on every paragraph there had to be something about one of th...more
4.5 stars

Lucid is one of the most mind boggling books I have come across in a long time, it kept me guessing until the very end and even when I finished the last page and closed my book I was still unsure about what had gone on. Despite the confusion and constant guessing on mine and Keertana’s behalf, Lucid is one of the most multi layered, rich and developed novels I have read in a long time. Having two screenwriters as its co-authors, it’s no wonder Lucid left such a great impression with me....more
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Forget everything you've been told about Lucid. Everything. I'd be hard-pressed to come up with a title of a novel I've been more mislead by, and not in a good way. Lucid promises to be an original, mind-boggling, and paranormal tale of two girls who can't discern their reality from their dreams, much like what happens to Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in "Inception." Lucid, I have to admit, certainly delivers on this front, but only during the last twenty percent of this novel. For t...more
A. Bookzilla.
I open my eyes. I'm still smiling.

MIND. BLOWN. That's how I feel right now. And if I'm honest, half the time I felt like I was tripping.

It has been a long while since I've cried confused tears because of a book. Because I don't know if they were happy, or sad, or just a mixture of both.
I cried for Maggie, and I cried for Sloane, and in the end I still didn't know who I was crying for, really.

Halfway through this, my biggest complaint was that nothing is really happening. I mean, things were hap...more
Sloane and Maggie are two complely different girls with the same full name. Maggie has dark hair and lives in New York working as an actress. Her mom is never around but she loves her sister Jade. Sloane has blonde hair, two loving parents, brothers, great friends, and goes to high school in Connecticut. But when they go to sleep they dream about the other one's day. At first I was a bit confused about how they know that the other one is indeed dreaming their life but I guess they figured it out...more
4.5 stars

Excuse my language, but this book was a complete mind-f**k in every possibly way...but I loved it.

The characters, the plot, the thought and creativity put behind this by these two authors was all amazing. And that's a lot coming from a girl who tends to shy away from books written by two authors. More often than not, it almost feels as if I can tell the two author's apart. Something like that is distracting to me because I feel as if it interrupts the flow of a book. But this wasn't the...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I think I liked the idea much more than I liked the book itself. It was just too... contemporary and focused on boy troubles for my taste. The last part, however, was a game-changer, and it totally made me sob.
So I'm officially torn.

I’m not sure whether Lucid is extremely clever or just frustrating, but I’m leaning towards the decision that it’s a little from Column A, a little from Column B.

Sloane and Maggie dream they are each other. They live completely different lives: one a straight-A student in a small town, the other an actress in New York. Each girl believes that they are real, and the other is a dream. Except, of course, that thought is shadowed by the fear that they are in fact the dream, and they could disappear...more
So, I expected a lot from this book. I was totally charmed by the description. And truthfully, for the first quarter of the book I felt let down. Because nothing happens, I didn't relate to the protagonists.
But little by little I warmed to the characters.

I thought I've got it all figured it out. But no! The borders blurs. I kept guessing. Who's real? Who's not? Are they both real? And it became really twisted and I so so loved it!

And I thought, if I've put it down and haven't finished it, it wo...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)

When Maggie goes to sleep at night, she dreams the life of another girl. And when that girl goes to sleep at night, Sloan dreams of Maggie's life.
Maggie is a girl living in New York, an actress trying to live her dreams while taking care of her little sister because their mother is never around and their father died years ago.
Sloane is a girl living in a small town, with loving parents, a younger and older brother, trying to find love while dealing with the death of her best friend over a year a...more
Anna 光 Smyth

Rating: 5 beautiful stars

In the beginning I didn't like this book,at all.I disliked both main characters as well as some of the others characters and I hated one of the love interest,James.I was ready to give it a low rating.
And then in the middle of the book something happened.
I fell in love with it.I adored both Maggie and Sloane and the others characters especially their families and Andrew.I was giddy and excited and when the strange things started to happen and we don't k...more
Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass are debut authors, but they are neither new to writing nor collaborating. They've been writing screenplays together for years. Their time in the business definitely adds authenticity to Maggie's experiences as a young, talented actress trying to get a breakout part.

Maggie is only one of the narrators of LUCID. The other is Sloane. Only one of the girls is real, and both girls belief themselves to be the real one. Whenever they go to sleep, they dream the other girl's...more
Annabelle Marie Veronica
*****FINAL RATING: 5.00 STARS*****

Wow. I mean, wow. Just, wow. I was literally speechless after I finished this book. It was completely and utterly amazing and I positively loved it. I was just absolutely blown away. I won't be the first or the last person to make this comparison, but this book is a lot like Inception. The first time you read it, you don't really understand exactly what's going on but you love it anyway because it's that incredible. As time goes on and you read it again...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
4.25 out of 5

Impressive, if chaotic at the end. I love the idea of the novel, as well has how it was executed -- for the most part. I could've done with about half the boy-angst, which is why this is a four-star instead of a five. These are two authors who work extraordinarily well together and complement one another in almost every aspect of the novel. Impressive, emotional, well-written, Lucid is more than a good book. It's great.
Edit: Actual rating is now 1.5 stars, for I have found a book I hated more than Lucid.

Note: I was really angry when I wrote this review. If you loved this book, or dislike extreme cursing, I'd suggest not reading my review (more of a rant, actually).

And be warned! This review will have spoilers.

This book was one of the worst I have ever had the misfortune of reading. I hated Lucid.

Imagine everything that could go wrong in a YA book. Irritating, petty, shallow protagonist. Underdeveloped side...more
Holy crap. Just.... holy crap. This book was insane!

I am not going to write much of a review on this, because I feel this book is better if you don't know a lot going in. I actually just picked this book up at random from the library shelf, and with such a vague summary - the book I had just had two sentences on the inside flap, not this long summary that Goodreads has - I really wasn't sure what this was going to be about. Trust me: it's better that way.

I was very confused the first several c...more
Jenni Arndt
There is so much I want to say about Lucid. I loved every single word of this novel, I loved the characters and I loved the shift that the novel took at the tail end that brought buckets of tears to my eyes. That last point is one that I can't elaborate on, and I really wish I could but I don't want to ruin the story for you.

I guess what is safe to talk about is the fantastic characters that make up this story. In Sloane's world she is surrounded by a loving family and the most amazing friends a...more
Score: 4.5 stars

Okay. Wow. Let me just take a deep breath and (unsuccessfully) try to organize the mess that this book has made of my thoughts and feelings.

This book is simply brilliant, in a totally nothing-happening/what-the-hell/I-don't-understand/this-is-kind-of-weird/I-think-I-get-it-now/Nope-still-don't-get-it/what-the-hell-it's-over?/ohhhhhh-now-I-get-it/wait-do-I?/yep-I-do-get-it/ kind of way. (Note: that's not even half of...more
Eric Townsend
You know how many stories, whether in book or movie form, start with something like “Let me start at the beginning…”? Well I want to start with the ending. See, I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about Lucid until I got to the last 15% or so of the book. The ending sold me, I’m not going to immediately rush to see where this fits on my top x books ever list or anything crazy like that, but it solidified Lucid as a good read. It’s dramatic, intense, and it will rip your heart out if you let it. Th...more
Zoe and the Edge
Jan 18, 2013 Zoe and the Edge rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Zoe and the Edge by: Arijana
Amazing. Breath-taking. F*cking fabulous.
There are some truly excellent lines in this book. Y'know the ones that tug on your brain and make you think a little harder? Or, if you're me, wave your hands around and shout, “Clever!” I absolutely adored the sentences at the end of each chapter. I wish I could capture it in a quote but they're too contextual.

The great thing about this book is that not only is the mystery enthralling, but everything else is good too. The writing, the dialogue, etc. It'...more
I am completely at a loss how to best describe this book and what it got me feeling. I was fascinated by the whole concept of Lucid after reading its blurb and some fantastic reviews. The only way I can think of explaining it is that it was good in an Inception kind of a way, where you don't really understand what's happening but you still like it.

Sloane and Maggie are two girls with the same full name. They are as different as two girls can be with Maggie being dark haired and an actress who li...more
Two intertwined stories - of teen girls who dream each other's lives while they are sleeping - and suspect that one of them is not real (but can't figure out who). Nicely structured, giving you time to invest in both girls, then becomes appropriately confusing as the lucid dreaming starts to invade the "real" lives.
Hayden Casey
Oooooooh, look at the old cover!

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I prefer the old one, but the new one is cool, too!
SO GOOD. Love the writing.
It's hard to classify exactly what kind of book Lucid is - it's kind of paranormal, kind of fantasy, a lot of romance and although not exactly a Sliding-Doors 'what if' story, it does have a lot of similar characteristics.

Sloane and Maggie are two different girls, with very different lives, that dream about each other and yet their lives don't cross over. It's an interesting idea and both become, understandably, pretty attached to each other. Both are very different personalities and have total...more
It was perfect until the very end! What kind of ending is that? The writing changes and the whole story changes. It's so confusing and open you don't even know what the plots anymore. You think it's about the two girls but then they are in each others lives and then I am gone and what? Nobody ends with anybody at all! And I totally fell for the writing for James! Specks of gold and purple eyes! Uhh please make this more complete. The authors don't know how to end this book so they made one up th...more
Lucid is one of the most fascinating books I’ve read. Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass’ debut novel is hopefully only the first of many books from this awesome writing team.

Maggie and Sloane are two completely opposite girls but they have one thing in common; they dream that they are each other. Maggie is an aspiring actress who lives in New York City. She’s bold, outgoing, and very much a loner. Sloane is a normal high school girl in a cute suburban town. She’s a bit shy but she’s got a good set o...more
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