But for her, an evening at home usually means entering people's dreams. For many generations, her family has been part of a very powerful and very secretive society of dream walkers. Tasked with the responsibi ...more
This was my mantra upon finishing this book. And boy, did I keep on repeating this with much fervor and passionate flailing. I mean, guys. GUYS. I found a 5 star book. THIS IS NOT A DRILL: I FOUND A 5 STAR BOOK. Where's the confetti?! Where are the champagne?! WE NEED A GODDAMN CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN OVER HERE.
I am getting goosebumps all over my skin as I type this. I don't even know how I'm going to review this book in the most logical, cohere ...more
Kit Alloway, an American debut author, pens her very first YA fantasy novel, Dreamfire that happens to be the very first book in the Dreamfire series. The series unfolds the life of a teenage dream-walker who walks tens and thousands of nightmares of common people to save them from the fear of the nightmare grasping them forever. This is a no-ordinary story of a very ordinary teenager walking the dreams and nightmares a ...more
So you’re probably wondering what I ended up doing with Dreamfire with it’s slow and draggy pace. I was about halfway through until I started skimming, but I’m glad I didn’t DNF it because the ending was satisfying.
The setting was really interesting. Dream walkers are trained to enter nightmares and to resolve or end their dreams to reduce the dreamers’ anxiety. The dream walkers operate as a secret society with their own ri ...more
Actual Rating 3.5
When I first read the blurb for this book, all I could think of was how awesome it would be to read a book that was about a secret society of dream walkers and I have to say… I was definitely let down in that department. It isn’t so much about a secret society of dream walkers as it is about the characters and the development they undergo over the course of the book. What I am trying to say is that this book was not wanted it ...more
Dreamfire was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I loved the cover and the concepts of dream walking was so intriguing to me. For the most part, the ideas were very well executed by the author. I found myself really enjoying the scenes where Joshlyn transported herself into people's nightmares to save them. What the book didn't impress me at was the characterization and the pacing. I never really got a full hold of Josh's character. I think I wanted to know her on a much deeper level. ...more
My interview with Kit Alloway!
3rd July - Okay I can't stop thinking about this book so I'm updating it to 5 stars
This book needs more attention. Loved it, will be keeping an eye on this author.
I applaud you Alloway, you kept me guessing the entire time. When I thought something was going to happen, you turned around and said "plot twist!"...You also pulled strong emotions out of me, when something amazing happened to a character I rooted for them, and when something tragic happened I wanted to throw the book across the room.
Overall I enjoyed reading this book, there was never a point where I felt like I had to force myself to read throu...more
DREAMFIRE was such an interesting book to read. I mean, it’s about Dreamwalkers, people who enter nightmares and help resolve them. Add in some villains and character conflicts to the dream lore and you have a nice little novel there. It was the perfect thing to keep me entertained while I had no internet for a few days (the struggles).
The plot of DREAMFIRE is quite slow to build. Most of the first half of the novel is introducing you to the hu ...more
*This review is based on advance reading ecopy. There might be some changes with the finished copy.
Dreamfire is a rare gem you couldn't find at the top of the world. I saw this when I was browsing Macmillan's catalog and I am in awe after reading the blurb. I thought I wouldn't have an opportunity to read it due to time constraint. I tried my luck on Edelweiss and search for it and saw it was ready for download. No need requesting! Lucky I am ind ...more
This was by far, one of the longest trilogy I have read in a very long time. It’s not that the books were long but they felt very in depth as in each page felt as if was loaded with a lot of information and a lot of text. On my average, I’ll take around 2-3 days to finish a book but these pretty much took me a week at the minimum for each book so it completely ruined my reading schedule (sorry Emily! LOL). However, I still trudged on because I did fi ...more
Dreamfire is an interesting YA debut that mixes a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of action to create a gorgeous story with meaningful characters and a plot that will leave you wondering what’s really going on in your own dreams.
“‘When a nightmare triggers one of a dreamer’s deepest fears, we call the fear dreamfire. It has a different feel to it, and if someone gets caught in ...more
In the beginning I was like
Then it got much better and by the end I was like
Basically the pros and cons align with the progression of the book.
The book jumps right in. We find out about the Dream and Josh's apprentice, Will, and it's all great... but everything is so darn serious and it lacks finesse. In the first five pages you find out that her boyfriend died, she is estranged from her former best friend, and her mom died making a ...more
It isn't scary, and it took me a little bit of time to get into it (basically, I read the first 60 pages or so over the course of three days and then the other 300-ish pages over the course of about three hours). Once I got involved in the plot, in other words, things were a lot better for me.
I liked Josh immediately. She's loyal and clever, but she's also one of t ...more
I really wanted to read this book. It looked so amazing! The blurb sucked me in and I waited with baited breath for my copy to arrive and then...I couldn't get into it. I read about 30 pages, and it took me forever because I wasn't invested in what was happening I have seen a lot of other reviews just now that say similar things, but those people kept going with it and I guess it supposedly gets better. I couldn't finish it. M ...more
FIVE STARS( June 16, 2016): Okay so the first time I read this book it was really good but I had a hard time getting into it in the beginning because I hardly understood any of the technical dream walker like concepts. But this time I totally got into it when learning about the junta and Dreamfire and stu ...more
So basically, I didn't like the book in the least.
Josh is a very talented Dreamwalker who receives an apprentice (Will) on the night of her 17th birthday. Josh has a lot of doubts about herself and blames herself for the death of her ex Ian.
Will does not come from a Dreamwalker family and has lived in the county system. He now has to get used to this new world and having a family.
The Dream World and our World are threatened by two men in trench coats. Can Josh and her friends stop them in time?
It took me a lo ...more