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(Dreamwalker #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  183 ratings  ·  18 reviews
When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that the search for her heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, or force her to cross into another world. In an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with unnatural powers called Gifts, Jessica learned that there was a curse within her blood, one so feared that all who pos ...more
Published November 3rd 2015 by DAW
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Dreamseeker is the sequel to Dreamwalker and the second novel of C.S. Friedman’s Young Adult portal fantasy series–though it also has high crossover appeal for readers of adult spec fic. In addition, it features a uniquely fresh take on parallel worlds. With multiple genres colliding here to form an eclectic picture of magic and mysticism meeting advanced technology and scientific theory, you can expect to see an interesti
Patrick St-Denis
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it
In the summer of 2014, C. S. Friedman, one of my favorite SFF authors of all time, invited me to get an early read of her upcoming Dreamwalker. All that she and her editor, Betsy Wollheim, asked for was for me to refrain from revealing anything about it and to wait till around the book's pub date before posting a review. As always, I was happy to oblige. When asked to describe the book, Friedman explained that it was a crossover novel. It included elements targetted to a teen audience, but also ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Better than the first one. More action and more of the excellence I expect from Friedman. Nothing exceptional in the story but you can get more caught up in it and the stakes ate bigger. I'd give it a B-. I'll read book 3 ...more
Part two

If you liked the first book, you'll like the second book. The only fault I can see is that it seems aimed at a very young teenager which is only a fault if see my not being the target audience as a failing. I'll read book three.
Heidi Walnum
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Very much enjoying the story and I look forward to seeing how it all ends in Dreamweaver!
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
As much as I want to like this because I generally love Friedman's work, this series has left me with unfilled expectations. I can't help but feel if this hadn't been written down to fit into a YA marketing scheme, the book could have soared with an extended page count to really flesh out the world and plot. As it stands, there are intriguing ideas being presented, but just when you are getting fascinated by the Shadows and how one becomes one and what they do, you are yanked off to another char ...more
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been just two weeks since Jesse, Devon, and Tommy returned from Terra Prime. In that time, Jesse has tried to maintain a sense of normalcy in spite of everything that's occurred so far. Because their home was destroyed and their mother seriously injured, Jesse and her family are now living with distant relatives kind enough to take them in despite the fact that they've never met before. And that's the least of Jesse's problems. She, Tommy, and Devon are still (obviously) covering up the fac ...more
Lisa Tobleman
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Here's the problem. I Love CS Friedman. One of my all time favorite science fiction and dark fantasy writers. Not dark fantasy as in sparkly vampires. Dark fantasy about demons that eat children, and magicians that use blood magic. And she does fantastic global politicking bad guys who deal in shades of grey.

This is the second in a series that has elements of "when Darkness Falls" and a bit of a new trend in alternate worlds and alternate reality. I liked book one a lot. It had action, and story
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to Dreamwalker and I enjoyed reading this one more than I did the first one, hence the four trees this time. What I liked most about this story is that it was a little more action packed and, although it still felt like it dragged in some moments, it was still more fast paced -which I liked. Blame it on my ADHD, but when books start to go on and on about the same thing, I easily get bored and lose complete interest in wanting to find out what else is coming next in the story. ...more
Jessica Bronder
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
We pick up the story shortly after Jessica, her brother, and the rest get back to this world. Jesse has closed that bridge but that doesn’t mean that there are no other paths back to this world. Jesse’s mother has never really recovered after the attack in Dreamwalker. It has been up to Jesse to take care of everyone. But then she starts having nightmares of strange creatures and she is afraid of going insane. Jesse decides that the best course of action is to go back stop those that are trying ...more
Sylvia McIvers
Last book, (not really a spoiler), Jess's house burns down and her Mom inhales a ton of smoke. This book: Quest to Heal Mom! Except that the healer lives in an alternate universe. Jess can travel, but she doesn't have alternate-cash. But she does have someone who wants a favor from her!

OK, contacting someone and arranging a meeting and figuring out who you can trust and who will trick you = lots of plot twists. And what's the deal with that cute boy from last book? He has his own chapters, but n
Raven Black
Dec 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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Donna Sanders
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the this sequel to "Dreamwalker". I have not read anything by this author before this series, I found the characters realistic and I found that I was interested in their journey. The reader learns several key items regarding some of the characters that I can't wait to see how these will play out. I am looking forward to reading the final (from what I have read, this will only be a trilogy) instalment in this series. ...more
J Piñeyro
epic, waiting for book 3
Chapter by Chapter
Sep 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Very slow pacing and exposition. Could not hold my attention. I made it to a quarter of the way through, but couldn't finish it. ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parallel worlds

I love all of CS Friedman's work that I've read, but the Dreamseeker series is special. This is such a fantastic series! On to #3!
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