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Wakeworld (The Between #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshift
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Ace
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There will be a giveaway for Wakeworld on my blog starting Feb. 6th, 2014!
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Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer is the second book in the Between series, a fresh urban fantasy series bringing in some fun high fantasy elements and dream magic. Wakeworld features a lot of character development for Vivian, which I really appreciated, along with lots more world-building and an ending that will leave you dying for book three! There will be spoilers for book one, so feel free to check out my review of Between i
Wakeworld is the second book in this series and not having read book one, jumping into Wakeworld was not a difficult leap, although it is obvious there are major world building events and introductions to the character profiles that are missed. Even with this, the story is beautifully written and the characters come alive making this reader want to know more about the Dreamworld, the Between, and penguin guardians. Yes, you read that right penguin guardian or familiar whatever he really is.

Susan Spann
I loved this sequel to BETWEEN. All the elements I loved from the first book (protagonist Vivian Maylor, her penguin sidekick, Poe, and the sexy artist/warlord, Zee) returned, and Schafer also introduced a second dream shifter, Weston Jennings, deepening the reader's understanding of dream shifters and their history. I love it when a series delves more deeply into the world and its history as the series progresses, and this second novel in the BETWEEN series doesn't disappoint -- either in that, ...more
Crystal (Kris)
Wakeworld is a beautifully written story with a unique concept. I love a good fantasy with a world (or worlds in this case) that is well crafted and believable, and I very much like the concept of having the dreamworld, the between, and the wakeworld (of our current reality). As a constant day dreamer, I am particularly fond of the idea of a dreamworld and of dreamshifters. The dragons, sorcerers, and penguin guardians just make it better.

The characters are interesting and well-developed. They w
Kristin Taggart
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“Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads
Robin Priddy
This is the second installment of Kerry Schafer's The Between series. This author brings us an Urban Fantasy that is different from the other ones out there. This books picks up where the first one left off. Ms. Schafer's characters and the world she has created for them make a great story. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Vivian Maylor is not only a Dreamshifter but also part dragon and part sorceress. She is the only one of her kind who is a mix of the three. She believes that she is the
RoAnna Sylver
I was asked to read Wakeworld by my publisher, The Zharmae Publishing Press, and provided with a free copy for my honest review.

Wakeworld is a beautifully written modern fantasy, with concepts and themes that resonate in the subconscious and the waking world. The characters are engaging and endearing, and the story itself is a wonderful mix of drama, action, and dreamlike allegory, along with some quirky lighter moments. (I was sold by page 2, meeting the penguin Poe, who still is sitting, stil
Tabitha (Pabkins)
3.5 actually...

Things are off full tilt boogy in Wakeworld the second installment of the series Between, featuring a dreamworlds, our waking world. There are new fantasy races introduced that we didn’t see in the first book as well as a new antagonist.

I had to admit I was wondering how or who the heroine would go up against this time. It’s usually one of my main questions that wrack my brain if I find it might not be the same villain as a previous book. I was definitely much more impressed this
Michelle Willms
Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer
Vivian is the last Dream Shifter. This wasn’t the career path she’d chosen for herself. After growing up fearing the dream world, with an insane mother teaching her about the various worlds of dreaming, she wanted no part of it. However she still knew all about the dream worlds: first was the Between, that moment of semi-lucidity right before falling into a deep sleep or right before awaking. She’d also taught Vivian about Wakeworld, the world people
I loved Between, the first book in this series, and preordered Wakeworld as soon as it was possible. Still it took me a while to find the time to pick it up.

I'm very glad I finally found that time though, because this is yet another winner.

Schafer doesn't make it easy for her characters. They have to struggle and fight to get where they're trying to go. I felt for Vivian, and even more for Zee (Vivian's love interest). They get challenges thrown their way that could easily break them. Still they
WAKEWORLD is the second book in the Between series. I was kind of surprised to see it as I felt that BETWEEN ended pretty nicely and that it could have passed as a standalone. I did find BETWEEN to have an interesting world so I thought I would go ahead and give it a try.

I liked that Vivian came across as a stronger character in WAKEWORLD. She just seemed to carry herself better and believes in herself more. The relationship between Vivian and Zee seemed forced and awkward to me. There was never
Michelle Leah Olson
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*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

I said in my review of Between, book #1 of the series, that this was an Urban Fantasy unlike anything I had experienced before, and one that I wanted to get lost in again. When I got word that Wakeworld was available, I was excited to dive in.

Wakeworld picks up right where Between left off, but I think if you were coming into this book as a first time reader you could catch on easily
Noortje de Graaff
I might even like Wakeworld better than the prequel, Between. Now that most of the rules of Wakeworld, Dreamworld and Between were already established in book one, there was room for us to learn a little more about the history of the worlds. I especially loved the mystery element in this book, when Vivian tried to figure out whether there was another dreamshifter still alive and where he could be.

Most of the characters were fleshed out further, especially since the book has multiple points of v
"While Vivian struggles to connect with her love and Warrior, Zee, the dragon inside her fights to be unleashed. To make matters worse, a new enemy is on the rise-a sorceress whose goal seems to be to find the Warrior. When Zee and Vivian gets separated in the Dreamworld, Vivian must hunt down someone she never thought existed- another Dreamshifter." Full review at Fresh Fiction:
Read the first book before this one. I was almost completely lost.
Kimi Court
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads for my sister. I felt since I won it I should read it and give my review. This is not the style of books I read, with that said, I liked the book. You don't have to read the first book to understand the second. There are a few things that the first book would have helped with but it doesn't detour from the book. It had a balance of fighting and romance. I do like my fighting weather it be romance bickering or actual fighting. The book k ...more
Jeannie Lopez
Interesting 2nd book , but I believe the first one was better .
it was okay. it was better than the first one.
It took me a long time to read this book, not because I didn't like it, but because life had me so hectic that I didn't get a chance to read at all. If I would've had more free time I would have devoured this book in days instead of months. I love the unique storyline that Kerry creates, as well as the characters that you don't expect. (I am 100% Team Poe) Vivian is a strong character who I feel like I can relate to. I highly recommend this series if you love high fantasy.
Unfinished, just stops, cliff hanger, frustration.

I'm done with this for good.
Charlotte Chavous
I received this book in a First Reads contest for an honest review.
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This is the second book in the BETWEEN series. Miss Schaffer weaves a world full of dreams, dragons, and suspense.
I enjoyed this story, but do not find myself reading the first book or going out of my way to read the next book.
Page Wench
>This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.<

Waving the white flag on this one. Started it 9 months ago and just could not bring myself to read the last 100 pages. I'm not going to rate it, just state that it didn't pull me in at all and is probably better suited for readers whose tastes don't run darker and grittier.
OMG, this book totally rocked. I can't believe I waited this long to read it. I loved Vivian and Zee and Weston and Poe and... Well, rather than sit here and gush, I'll just tell you to go pick up a copy. Actually, if you haven't read Between, get that and read it, THEN read this. THEN go get a copy of The Nothing. Mine's waiting on my Kindle. Woohoo!
David Hunt
Finished reading Wakeworld. What can I say other than I eagerly await returning through the dark gates with Vivian et al.
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*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

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Kerry Schafer writes fantasy with its teeth sunk into reality, mystery that delves into the paranormal, and women’s fiction that embraces the dark and twisty realms of humanity. The first two books of her Between trilogy (Between and Wakeworld) were published through Ace Books/Penguin. Due to the ever-shifting landscape of publishing, the concluding book of the trilogy - The Nothing - will be comi ...more
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The Between (3 books)
  • Between (The Between, #1)
  • The Nothing (The Between, #3)
Between (The Between, #1) The Dream Runner The Dream Wars The Dream Thief The Nothing (The Between, #3)

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