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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  49 reviews
When Amelia Blake falls asleep on the eve of the darkest day of her life, she hardly expects to be kidnapped. Much less whisked away to the underworld where Seth and his brothers oversee dreams. Seth says Amelia not only agreed to go willingly, he claims she has a power he needs to fight the Erobos, dream-givers possessed by the dark remains of a primordial god. Even thoug ...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Tarser Publishing (first published July 6th 2013)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: What a unique and beautifully written world
Characters: Well Written
Plot: What if your dreams now were your reality
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Seth

SUMMARY (53 words or less)
I love to read a book that is totally unique. That is hard to find with the myriad of books out there. This is one. We also have a tough girl whose been through the ringer. She’s no shrinking violet. Thus, we’ve got action and
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Three and a half stars: An intelligent and original read!

Amelia is down and out. She is spending the last night in her grandmother's tiny apartment. Since Ameila's grandma died, her life has been in a tailspin. She is being evicted tomorrow with two hundred dollars to her name and a handful of possessions. Scared but determined, Amelia closes her eyes and hopes to escape one more time into her dreamworld where Jason awaits. For years, a handsome young man meets her by a secluded water fall while
Christie Rich
Mar 13, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Dreamscape is now available at all major e-retailers. For a limited time it will be 99¢!
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series, ya, fantasy
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of Shut Up and Reads Read It and Reap program. **

I'm sad to give this book such a low rating because there were some things that I REALLY enjoyed about the story. However, those elements did not outweigh the bad for me. I'll start with the things I didn't like. Firstly, the novel doesn't pick up pace until about 60-70%. I think this is a really long time to have almost nothing going on. Second, this novel is written from
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars!
It is very rare that I come across a book in the fantasy genre that draws me in so completely as this one did so when I do find them, I want to get the word out as much as I can. I hate to admit it but it is hard to please me when it comes to the fantasy world. I like the genre but for some reason I have terrible luck in it. I very rarely find exactly what I am looking for. I find that most books are either way too far fetched, too under detailed or so overly detailed that I find my mi
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Check out the book tour, and read the first chapter at my blog. Click the tour banner below.

I loved this book. Wow, what a whole new paranormal idea. I am a huge fan of Christie's writing as it is, as I loved her other series, Eminity Series, so I am not surprised at all that I love this one.

I really loved the style she wrote this in, the swap from Seth and Amelia's point of view was awesome. I really liked Seth, and getting inside his head and seeing his insecurities as well as hers really
Karla(Book Addict)
Would it be ok to say Amelia has the most wonderfull case of stockholm sindrome when she already was half crazy over Seth just by looking at him?

I can´t blame her, Seth is just to die for hawt, what can I say, you guys know I´m a sucker for the Tall, Dark and mysterious kind, he´s also sexy and powerfull.

He needs Amelia to help him in order to escape his curse but putting her at risk is no easy thing to do when all he can think of is to keep her safe.

Amelia´s life hasn´t been easy and having to
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Dreamscape is an amazing story that draws you in right from the start. I mean I don't know about you but I love books that take you by surprise and this is one of them. I never knew where the story was going because it flowed so smoothly that I just knew where it was going but when I turned the page it would go somewhere else.

Amelia is grieving the loss of her grandmother. She just lost her and she is spending her last night in her grandmothers home before she is homeless. She has lost everythin
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
After the death of her grandmother, 18-year-old Amelia is alone in the world. Figuring out how she is going to survive on her own should be her biggest problem. However, after being taken from her apartment and ending up…somewhere, her biggest problem is now Seth and how to get back home.

I loved Amelia. She has all the qualities of a successful heroine – she is strong, independent, curious, and has attitude. Amelia questions everything and will not give up without a fight. Seth may have been in
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for my review

My review is I loved this book, the only thing that would have made this book better was more romance between Amelia and Seth.

OK so where do I begin, Amelia is a girl who had a very rough start and an ok middle until her grandmother dies(the only woman who ever showed her love). Outside of her grandmother Amelia had these wonderful dreams that included a really hot guy named Jason,I don't think it would be possible to dream up a dreamier guy than Jas
M.R. Polish
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You all know I am not a huge reviewer, but when I read a book I don 't like, like, or in this case, LOVE, I let you know!
Seriously, I am not even sure where to start? Seth, mmmm, yes let me start with him. SWOON! I have a thing for dark, mysterious, sexy.... where was I? Oh yeah, Seth, he is a great character that is well developed and I was drawn to him almost instantly. Amelia was equally as amazing with lots of depth.
The story is unique and well done! LOVE this story and I can't wait to find
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF stopped at 52% The male POV is Seth and his cryptic explainations of his world makes no sense. I kept thinking there was a previous book I was missing because nothing is explained. I really couldn't handle his instant obsession with Amilia even though he says he's known her all her life, but again does not explain HOW he knows her? Maybe everything is explained at the end but I just couldn't get into it. It's slow and nothing makes sense. Don't even get me started on Amilia. Her yo-yo emotio ...more
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Talk about your dreams taking you anywhere! Dreamscape was a great read I fell for the characters pretty frickin hard. Ms Rich’s world building is incredible! I felt trapped in a good way. I love fantasy/ paranormal this was a very entertaining read from start to finish!

My Rating

4.0 Waterfall. Endless Hallway, Stolen Kiss, Green Gown, Sibyllines, Orphic, Destiny filled stars!! For an alluring YA Fantasy read this is definitely one to pick up!
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Totally loved this story! Absolutely amazing. I had all I could do to put it down last night so I could go to bed. I cannot wait to find out what happens next!

*more in depth review to follow*
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this as a part of the Love. Magic. Adrenaline! Collection.
This book finishes on a major cliffhanger. It is a very slow moving book, the world building taking several pages. The characterisation gets a little repetitive, I just wanted it to get to the point. I get it, he loves her, she is special and she doesn’t trust easily. Page after page this goes on. The reason I have given it 3 stars is only due to the last 1/3 of the book - where we get to really understand the Dreamscape and see th
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome original fantasy. Must read

Right from the first chapter the story had me hooked. It's nice to read a fantasy that's a whole new world not a similar copy of thousands.
Amelia is a strong willed human who is pulled into another realm by Seth. Amelia is the key to ridding the realms of darkness called Eros. She just has to trained but time is running out and she has to learn as she goes.

Action packed and extremely well written. Worth a read.
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome

I loved it.
Mostly because my favourite past time is dreaming. Whose isn"t though...
It was kinda sy-fy and adventure,with a dose of romance. Great book that shows how much we can really influence our dreams.
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This novel had an incredibly unique world-the Dreamscape and I had as hard a time understanding it as Amelia, the main character did. The first half of the novel she fights Seth, her "captor" over what the Dreamscape is and being allowed into it for her training. The truth is, and this is my interpretation, it's a dreamworld where certain "people" can traverse through dreams through portals. There are good and evil beings that do this, kind of like good dreams and nightmares. But these nightmare ...more
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!

A lovely read! For the most part I enjoyed it, but I was a tiny bit disappointed as the end was approaching. The synopsis is a bit misleading. At first I thought this was going to be a love triangle (view spoiler), but the man Amelia wishes to dream of who is mentioned in the synopsis (Jason) is not a different man, but Seth in a different form. Long story short, Seth needs to convince Amelia to help hi
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
Done! :) will post my review on the blog as part of my tour stop. Will share it here after that:)

Okay, so today is my tour stop, and I can post my review as well. :)

Blog tour post found here:

I first agreed to review Dreamscape as part of my blog tour stop because of its interesting synopsis. I rarely agree to reviewing self-pubbed books nowadays (past year or so actually) for reasons I know fellow bloggers know and experienced, but I still do read them bu
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

This is a beautifully written book with brilliant characters. Mythology and ideas about dreams and nightmares and where those come from are interwoven to create this story about Amelia and Seth fighting to keep Earth safe from the Netherworld. Amelia and Seth are two people you will definitely want to read about as well as the world they live in.

When I first began reading, I found some things t
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I was really excited after reading the synopsis for this book for the single fact that it sounded so different from anything I’ve ever read. While I had a little trouble following some of the intricacies of the Dreamscape and the Netherworld, I think this book is a solid foundation and I would definitely continue to read more in the series.

Ameila is a complex character that you will root for. She hasn’t had an easy life and things get even harder when Seth enters it. One minute she’s lost her g
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I liked the premise – it’s sort of a What Dreams May Come meets The Matrix type thing, and that’s what kept me reading. There’s lots of information to process, and having a new character (Amelia) enter the Dreamscape world is a great way to disseminate the information readers need to keep up.

Amelia is spunky. I like her. She’s got an unpolished charm that will endear her to readers—even while she’s flipping other characters ‘the bird’. Seth, on the other hand, isn’t quite
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

Although this book did have my hated multi-first-person POVs, I actually did find this book to be a really easy read. The blurb of this sounded really interesting - I've always been intrigued by plots that focus heavily on the dreams.

The romance in this book was a little hit and miss for me. On the one hand, I felt that Amelia's reactions to Seth's clear attraction towards her made sense, given her
Jul 20, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is not what I expected. I don't even know where to start about this book. I have nothing to reference it to in all of my history of reading. That is most definitely an intriguing sign!

Amelia is a recent high school graduate who had a rough life. She spent time in foster care and doesn't trust anyone. She knows nobody sticks around - except her grandmother Justine, who rescued her from foster life. But now Justine's gone too.

Jason, the boyfriend in her dreams for years, no longer comes
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it
What an interesting read! I have to say that Dreamscape was different than a lot of things I've read lately, which actually was a great feeling. There is an incredibly unique world in the Dreamscape. One that, while it might not always make total sense, is really easy to get lost in. I wasn't sure where Amelia's story was taking me, but I can tell you that I didn't mind following along.

Amelia is a great character. Despite her rough life, and her equally harsh treatment by most people around her,
Jackie (No Bent Spines)
Received for tour :

I can honestly say this is now one of my favorite books ever. Ever. That's a very long time. That's my entire life we're talking about. There is something so unique and beautiful about this book that you cannot (I mean it is emotionally impossible) no fall in love with the plot and Christie's style of writing. It's awesome. The way the word are blended's almost like a song, and we all know I love music.

"She’s staring at her
Dec 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I really wanted to read this book after reading the synopsis, as it sounded so different from anything I’ve ever read before. While I had a little trouble following some of the complexities of the Dreamscape and the Netherworld, I think this book has a solid beginning and I would definitely continue to read more in the series.

Ameila is a complex, strong character that you will root for. She hasn’t had an easy life and things get even harder when Seth enters it. She can handle things on her own,
Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I was on the fence about this book, though, now that I've finished it, I'm leaning more toward 'like' than 'dislike.'

I absolutely enjoyed the creative concepts of the Underworld and the Dreamscape, but the romantic elements bogged down the pace. Amelia's mental back-and-forth concerning her attraction to Seth was slightly annoying. Her hesitation to trust/love another person was clearly attributed to her unfortunate childhood and her independent, tough attitude was understandable considering her
Ginny  Gallagher
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**original post on Gin's Book Notes**

Dreamscape is an amazing journey into worlds of light and darkness. Places where beings struggle for souls to aid in the age long fight of good versus evil. It is such a creative and original story while at the same time requiring the reader to think and wrap their mind around the duality of not only the worlds but of the characters and the struggles they face.

The book is told from Amelia’s and then Seth’s point of view each alternati
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I love to be creative. It is more than a hobby. It is a need of mine. Whether writing, reading, painting, flower arranging or trying something new, I spend most of my time in the pursuit of freeing the creations inside me.

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