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Reality is in a Dream

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Most dreams are a reflection of recent events in your waking life. Not for Liliana. Hers begin to reveal a forgotten life – memories that fill her with joy and fear.

When a pair of eyes begins to watch her from the sky, she cannot shake away the feeling of dread that washes over her with their every appearance.

The only person that she can trust to help her is her best frien
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 4th 2014
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Sarah
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This was a YA paranormal story about a girl with special powers.

Lily was an okay character, although at times she sounded delusional. It probably wasn’t a good idea to tell her parents things that she believed to be true, but which to her parents sounded crazy.

The storyline in this was about Lily having flashbacks in dreams to another life where she had a brother and a fiancée, and finding out that she was being hunted by someone evil. She also had special po
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Patrick Hodges
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liliana has just turned sixteen. And she discovers, to her amazement, that she's something more than human. She is a Custos, and she has the unique ability to use mirrors (or any reflective surfaces) to travel from one place to another.

However, she is also bothered by strange dreams of another time, a bygone era, when she knew two boys named Asher and Samson who may or may not have been her family. In reality, it is up to her and her friend Justin to discern the meaning of these dreams, which al
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Michelle
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was really surprised how much I loved this book. The beginning was interesting but it didn't quite grab me at first. Once it did, however, it never let go.

Lily is just a normal teenage girl- that is, until she begins to dream of another life, another family. Struggling to live in the regular world with the people she thinks have raised her, yet somehow missing people she doesn't even know, life is anything but normal. Nothing is what she thinks it is. The only thing she knows for sure is that
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Rosie Amber
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reality Is In A Dream is a debut YA paranormal fantasy. It's storyline is a complex mix of dream worlds and reality. Liliana Mallory wakes on the morning of her sixteenth birthday from a dream, but all is not as it would seem, she doesn't recognise her parents and asks after a brother who does not exist.

At school the strangeness continues when she already knows what present her friends will give her. New best friend Justin tries to help her out and listens to everything she wants to tell him. T
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Mia
I wasn't that impressed to be honest, the entire first half alternated between really dragging and suddenly brushing past a load of information that would have been better dripped slowly into the narrative. There were also a few spelling and grammar mistakes lurking about.

The story itself was really interesting, the execution just needed perfecting. I think it might have worked better as a first person narrative so the character could have internal monologues and keep the flow of the story much
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Jemz P
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It's a great teen novel that leaves you mind-boggled and wanting to keep reading throughout!
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Lauren Mayhew is a Young Adult author based in Hampshire, England. Although her main passion is writing novels within the YA genre, she has tried her hand at play-writing too and has even stepped on stage a few times with her amateur dramatics group.

Her debut novel, Reality is in a Dream was published in November 2014 and thus began the Liliana Trilogy. Mourning Memories followed shortly after in
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