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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  11,257 ratings  ·  1,827 reviews

Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dream

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by HarperTeen
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Lucy Keating Thanks Sobia! I had the idea floating around my head for a few years, and then once I really started working on it, a few months get the concept down.…moreThanks Sobia! I had the idea floating around my head for a few years, and then once I really started working on it, a few months get the concept down. (less)
Lucy Keating Hey Aven! To be perfectly honest...she's a lot like me. Not all my characters are, but Alice is. But I pushed certain aspects, like she is even more o…moreHey Aven! To be perfectly honest...she's a lot like me. Not all my characters are, but Alice is. But I pushed certain aspects, like she is even more of a dreamer, even a little more hopelessly romantic. But a lot of her weird observations are my own. Unfortunately :) Glad you liked the book!(less)
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Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
Dreamology is one of the most epic love stories I have ever read. And by epic, I mean:


And this:


AND this:


Seriously guys, I was fangirling the ENTIRE time that I was reading this book. It was amazing, beautiful, hilarious, and relatable. It's a contemporary romance with a sci-fi twist that will make you want to read it over and over again. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. The characters are fantastic, the writing is witty and funny, and the development of the plot is extremely well-exe
Beatrice in Bookland
Sep 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
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wtf did I just read
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Ever since Alice was a little girl she’s been accompanied by Max in her dreams. Whether scuba diving around an old pirate ship or floating down a milk river on Cinnamon Toast Crunch rafts, Max has always been by her side. As much as Alice wishes Max was a part her real life, each morning when she wakes . . . .

That is until she starts a new school and Max walks into her classroom. Strange things begin to happen the more Alice g
Kyla Harris
Plot - 5/20
Characters - 10/20
Creativity - 18/20
Writing - 15/20
Pace - 7/10
Ending - 3/10
58/100 = C
3/5 stars

I expected a lot more from this story with all the raving reviews I saw coming from it. But sadly this book just wasn't for me.

(On another note this book's vibe is crazy similar to Rebel Belle so if you've read that and enjoyed it, I'd highly recommend you giving this one a go!)

A lot of things didn't make sense and weren't explained well. Plot problems were solved in a page or two and just h
What a fun read Dreamology is! I started reading yesterday evening with every intention of just reading a few chapters before heading to bed. Next thing I knew I'd read half the book. A unique concept with an interesting set of characters kept me glued to the pages.

Alice and Max have dreamt of each other since they were just kids. Through their dreams they've traveled the world and fallen desperately in love. But that's all it is, just dreams. Until Alice's first day at her new school when sh
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“Standing in the doorway of the classroom, looking directly at me, is Max.
My Max.
My Max of my dreams.”

This was a bit of a weird story, and I didn’t really enjoy it.

Alice just whined way too much for me, from Max not recognising her, to her name being dull, it just seemed like she never stopped moaning! She came across as quite immature, and she just irritated me.
Laura Lovely
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5- booktalk to come! :)
Chelsey Connor
Another book I've fallen completely in love with. I wish this was how I meet my husband! It is such a unique story that will leave you feeling so warm and happy. loved every bit of it!!! ...more
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
This book reminds me of the joys of having an active imagination. I felt like I was floating on a euphoria-filled cloud the entire time I spent reading this book.

Keating's writing is bubbly and cheery, and there's a flair of sophistication and pure happiness infused in her words. I could feel it from page one to the very end. Although this book deals with grief and abandonment and childhood problems, this book really picks up your spirits with its humor and touching scenes. I found myself smili

This book started off cute and all but then...???? Like???? Alice and Max were both so shallow and uninteresting...and it was just...ugh i wanted it so bad to be a cute contemporary...
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the premise of this {and hello gorgeous cover}, so I was quite eager to start reading.

I loved Alice right from the beginning. She's a little quirky, but I think that was one of my favorite parts to her personality. She loves being in her dreams and who can blame her. Max is sweet and maybe a little confused at what's happening. He catches up quickly and I liked him so much even his push and pull with Alice didn't annoy me. There are some other great characters {Oliver and Alice's BFF, S
Dreamology was a cute, fun and easy read, mixing contemporary with sci-fi but ultimately, for me, it was nothing special. I didn't find myself entirely connected or attached to either the characters or the plot, although I did appreciate the concept. However, it was cute and fun and it's definitely made me intrigued to read more from Lucy Keating in the future. ...more
Liz Kowal
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick review: I just couldn't give this book anything BUT 5 stars. But let me say, I can see how this story might not be for everyone. Personally, I have a huge imagination, and I have CRAZY dreams, that are sometimes very very realistic. That's the reason this story seemed so interesting to me.
This book is quirky, fun, silly, dreamy, and just entertaining. I started this at 2pm, and finished at 9pm, yes it's a quick read! But I didn't really want it to end... Kind of like a really good dream!
3.5/5 stars

"Love is a dream, then you wake up”

This was an absolutely adorable and unique love story. Everything was so cute, dream-like and magical. It started off as a relatively normally high school story with some unexplained dreams, but soon turned into a whacky and completely random story that seemed like one huge hallucination. It was a light, fast and fun read that left me feeling happy and giddy inside.

No matter how bad the day is, Alice knows that her dreams will be full of happines
2.5 stars
Mehhh, I guess I'm in the minority here on not really liking this one. This book just wasn't what I was expecting at all. Maybe it was a combination of high expectations and a romance that I didn't really care for, but I just didn't enjoy it all that much. I was expecting it to be a book about a girl who dreams about a boy for her entire life, and then she later meets the boy in real life - which is what the book is but then it's also so much more than that. I guess I just wasn't all th
Brenda Waworga
Jul 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
UGH I don’t even know where to start.. so maybe start this review with things I like about this book: cover and premise… and that’s all I like about this book… as someone who loved to sleep and dream, this sounds like a perfect fluffy read! BUT NOPEEEEE… so it came to the things WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK that ended me with a single star (prepare for a very salty review)

- The writing style is weird… its all over the places

- The main characters were so CHILDISH AND ANNOYING!! Especially th
chloe yeung ♡
This was a cute little read, with an interesting concept :) I'm not sure how I feel about it though? (Like there were some parts I found wrong [I'll elaborate below] but GAH I LOVED THE DREAMING ABOUT EACH OTHER THING and the teeny tiny bits about psychology!)

Love is a dream, then you wake up.

One night I got bored so I browsed my Kindle library and found this.

To be honest, I forgot when I got Dreamology? I think it was a while back when I saw some of my GR friends reviewing it. There were 10
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me, own
Okay, I'm gonna refrain from being too ranty about this book, but I will say I don't really get the hype around this book. I can see why some people liked this, but I don't get how SO MANY people love this across the board. With that being said, my review will contain all the rational reasons why I didn't like this book. I'm usually a really forgiving reader and I let things go pretty easily, but I couldn't with this.

But by the end of the book...all I could think was, really? what was the point
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story with many ups and downs. Dreamology js a book I'll never forget. Can't wait for the rest of the world to read it. ...more
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars

i loved this! it is adorable, swoony, and funny. i can't give it 5 stars because there are a few plot holes here and there and i wish i could have gotten just little more from the the characters in terms of development BUT that's not what this book was supposed to be just made me smile and laugh and root for max and alice.
Layla (Between the Lines)
“Love is a dream, then you wake up.”

Reading this book was like diving back into my early high school years, when daydreaming took up 90% of my life. Let me get one thing straight: this book was nothing like I expected it to be. It also wasn't terrible... it was just different. The concept is what drew me in.

Alice has been dreaming about this boy, Max, for years and years. They have an incredible bond and relationship. The problem? It's all in her head. She made him up. It's all fun and games (o
alana ♡
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
“But all broken bones or burns or hearts . . . well, they all heal up eventually.”

Dreamology has been sitting on my bookshelf for years before I finally decided to take the plunge and pick this up. I'm not going to lie, the main reason I bought this is because of the pretty cover first and the synopsis second. I can't say I was disappointed with this but I also wasn't in love with it either. It was just enough to keep me entertained before moving on to the next book I've left sitting on my TBR f
Jan 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The concept of this book was cute and unique, and the physical book itself is really pretty, however, that's where the positives end (for me).

First of all, my biggest issue with the plot was (view spoiler)
Hannah McBride
DREAMOLOGY is a sweet and beautiful romance about two people whose lives become entwined by their subconscious.

Ever since they were kids, Max and Alice have dreamt about one another. Not a night goes by where they don't share a moment in time (sometimes it's a simple date at the MOMA other times they're on a wild adventure in another country). Alice blows everything off as a dream until she walks into a new school and sitting inside the classroom is Max.

Real, living, breathing Max. Who isn't jus
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Don’t fall asleep,” he pleads. “We haven’t had enough time.”

High Expectations + A Book with My Pet Peeves = Utter Disappointment.
Don't get me wrong though, Dreamology is a book of never ending cute moments, but that just wasn't enough. Well, it actually could've been enough had there not been (view spoiler).


“Why? What happened on the balloon?” I ask, pretending to be confused.
“Oh, you don’t remember?” Max says, playing along. “Would it help if I reminded
Sep 05, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating 1.5/5

Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How I enjoyed this book ! The only way to describe it is that it was dreamy :) . Let me show you some phrases that caught my attention :
- " “I can’t go back to living in my dreams, Alice. I’ve worked too hard for my reality.” / “Even if your dreams are standing right here?”"
- "There is no way back, no way forward, and, worst of all, no one here to tell me everything will be all right.
I am utterly alone."
- " We’re getting to know each other again. We’re building something in real life. And it’s n
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a very sweet read. I enjoyed it tremendously!

I thought this was going to go a certain way, and while some parts did, I didn't mind them and enjoyed every page.

It's a light read, a cute read, and everything you could ask for in a summer read :)

I found Alice to be refreshing. She's hilarious, spunky, and adorable. Her dreams had me laughing out loud. The entire cast in the book is pretty great!

Keating has a way with words. She doesn't need to enhance anything. Even though the story
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
2.5 STARS (Audiobook)

I really liked the premise of dreaming of someone for years and then coming face to face with them in real life. Max had appeared in Alice's dreams since she was a little girl and their nightly escapades were sweet and funny and whimsical. Also, the secondary characters were excellent.

As intriguing as the synopsis was, the story didn't really work for me. There wasn't a lot of focus on why this was happening to Alice and Max (which, hello, is
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Lucy lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with her husband and scruffy dog.

When she's not writing, Lucy can usually be found anxiety-baking, bingeing TV shows, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.

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