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(Dreamfall #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  535 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Nightmare on Elm Street meets Scream in this thrilling and chilling sequel to Dreamfall—which Madeleine Roux, New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, called “remarkable, riveting, disorienting, and dark.”

For most people, nightmares always come to an end. But for Cata, Ant, and the others, there may be no escape from theirs. After an experimental treatment m
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by HarperTeen
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*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Horror
*Rating* 3.5


Neverwake is the second and final installment in author Amy Plum's Dreamfall duology. The series was partly inspired by the 90s film Flatliners, which was remade into a September 2017 movie. Neverwake picks up right where Dreamfall left off. In case you haven't yet read this series, I'll briefly summarize for you. In the beginning, there were 7 teenagers who agreed to become patients in a sleep research study. The teens include Ca
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018


post-read: it was good! It didn’t have my wig, but it was good!

*** TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide ***

This was an epic sequel and conclusion to the "DreamFall" duology. The book picks up right where the first one ended. It doesn't miss a beat. Just like with the first book, this story is told in multiple points of view. Three pov's to be exact. The teenage participants are still battling this horrific ordeal they have found themselves in while also trying to help each other survive the nightmares. The author does a fantastically creepy job at creating a heightened
Kelli Wilson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is a duology. This is the last book.

I very much enjoyed the finale. It didn't skip a beat from book one, and begins right where previous book ended.

I think I liked the 2nd book slightly more than the 1st. It definitely keeps your attention and is told from 3 different view points. In my opinion the 3 characters the author used were there right choices and it made the story better, than just a single voice.

There is a bit of disjointedness. Some areas of plot and/or characters don't ge
Aug 14, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I just need to know, you guys. I NEED TO KNOW.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, sci-fi, horror
This was a solid trilogy. I might've liked it more if it didn't feel so repetitive.

The plot in both books went like this:
they get in a nightmare and fight it - get to the Void - spend a few minutes trying to figure out things - mostly fail - get in a different nightmare - fight it- the Void - reflecting on things - nightmare and so on..

Between their chapters of survival, there are a few Jamie's chapters - he's a lab assistant of sorts and he's trying to help them wake up. The thing about him is
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
I'm debating between 3 and 4 stars right now. I'll sleep on it and see what I think tomorrow.

I really enjoyed it though! I'm glad I gave this duology a fair shot. It was great fun.

The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I finally picked up Amy Plum's conclusion to Dreamfall with Neverwake! I read Dreamfall as an ARC last year and was positively DYING to get my hands on this one! It picks up pretty much where we left off, which was a good thing because things were getting rather intense when we learned that among the teenagers was a psychopathic murderer! Cue the dramatic music!

We already know who the killer is and that's Sinclair. Yet the teenagers are still caught in the dangers and chaos of their nightmares a
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know how I feel about this. I realllllllllly liked Dreamfall. Way more than I thought I would (and I thought I'd like it a lot). So I was very excited for this book.

I didn't like it as much as Dreamfall. Not because it wasn't good, but because it just wasn't what I was expecting. The dream portion of this book are much creepier than the first one (in a good way). The characters that remain alive are explored more in depth and given a chance to face their monsters head on, which I think
rachel ☾
*screeches* god, I need this so badly and the cover is everything.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this as much as the first book but it was still very unique and weird in a good way.
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fresh off of finishing Dreamfall, I decided to go straight into Neverwake to see what happened after that cliffhanger ending. Even though I had some issues with the first book, in the end I felt ho-hum regarding the entire thing. Dreamfall had great potential, but I don’t know if it translated all that well in book form. Now that I’ve finished reading Neverwake, my feelings remain the same. I love the idea for this series. Seven kids connecting with each other in the dream world and fighting tog ...more
Dee Co
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the sequel to DREAMFALL, Amy Plum continues the story of several teenagers stuck in a dream world in NEVERWAKE. Cata, Ant, Fergus, Sinclair and Remi are the surviving members of the experiment. Trapped in the Dreamfall, they have figured out the pattern of the dreams and the Void. Not only must they survive each terrifying nightmare, they must figure out a way to escape the Dreamfall before death is imminent. New secrets and twists are introduced with each of the characters; not all of them a ...more
Leanne Jones
oh my gosh this cannot come fast enough.
Areli Amaya
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A group of teenagers has been dealing with the endless pain and exhaustion that insomnia has brought into their lives, until the day they begin an experimental treatment, one meant to cure them and take them safely and swiftly into dreamland.
But not being able to sleep seems now like a distant worry, because ever since they descended into a comatose-like state, their nightmares took control of their minds and the darkness of their unconsciousness does not want to let them go.
Cata, Fergus and t
Alina Dinu
Horror show! Or maybe not so much. If Dreamfall was a single book I would have been satisfied. But…book two kind of jinxed it. It was frustratingly nightmares abundant or stretched to nightmares infinity and becoming somewhat boring. If in book one the horrors the characters were exposed to made for an entertaining action, in book two it feels repetitive. The plot brings new intriguing turnovers and some characters die but their sleeping state just won’t end. The psychopath among them is predict ...more
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 8th-grade, 7th-grade
What a great ending! I really enjoyed both books, and I appreciated the fact that Amy Plum keeps her story moving. The characters are great, and I found myself pulling for these teens. I am sure all of my teens who like horror will enjoy these two books! Fun, fast read.
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i personally really enjoyed reading this book as it had me entertained when i was reading it i like the idea of the suspension that amy plum created .i liked the mystery behind the book and it was truely a pleasure to come across this book that i will never forget .
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sooooooooo good. I have been waiting for this FOREVER, and it did not disappoint.

Except the FayFay thing. I'll be reeling from that for the rest of my life.
Dee Price
I love this creepy sequel to Dreamfall! Imagine Freddy Kreuger teaming up with all of your worst nightmares and terrorizing you in a perpetual dream state that you literally get no reprieve from. That would be the perfect synopsis for this book series that follows a group of kids who face their greatest fears, supernatural beings, and killer dreams in a horrifying world that they created in their own minds. Their only chance of survival is a student named Jamie who is working frantically in th ...more
The Beauty and Her Reads
I was so excited for this installment to come out! The first novel ended on quite a cliffhanger.
The description of nightmares was out of this world. I don’t even understand how could the author even conjure such horrific things to write about. Brett’s nightmare especially gave me goosebumps.
The writing style, as well as the description of the Void and the nightmares, is much more vivid than the first installment. I felt like the duology kind of matured in this installment.

2.5 stars It kept me turning the pages cause I wanted to find out how the kids would get out of the dream world, but the end was kind of disappointing. There are some things that happen in the end (which I'll discuss in a spoiler section below), that I just don't think would have happened. It wasn't realistic for the story or the characters. Unfortunately, this part kind of ruined the end for me, cause it was so unrealistic it took me out of the story. If it was done better, I might have liked i ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Minor spoilers ahead.

I never thought I'd read and love a horror book quite as much as I loved Dreamfall last year, but there it is. After that cliff-hanger, I was highly anticipating Neverwake but all the while hoping there wouldn't be clowns in it this time!

It picks up right where the first book ended but still mentions things from there, so I never felt lost or like I couldn't remember things and any gaps were filled in anyway. I still carried on loving Cata, Fergus and Ant. Getting chapters
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, horror
Neverwake is the sequel (and last book in the duology) to Dreamfall, a YA science fiction/horror.

I read Dreamfall probably about six or so months before reading this one, reading lots of books in between, so I didn't really remember everything that occurred in the first one. The book did a pretty good job of refreshing my memory on plot lines and such, but not so much on characters. I'm not talking about a Who's Who, but more of getting a feel for the characters personalities again. Now, I don'
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, age-ya, horror, 2018
With six teens still surviving in the dream study that went very, very wrong, Jaime is working to get the doctors to see what's happening: the teens are going through expanding intervals of nightmares, and decreasing intervals of the Void between the nightmares. With everyone becoming more and more exhausted, the teens struggle to deal with Brett's atypical brain and figuring out who is the psychotic patient Fergus heard about.

The dreams continued to be awesomely trippy - no carousels like on t
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another creepy fun ride, but this one actually gets us out of the Dreamfall at the end :)

It picks up immediately after the first book and references many things from that book that you need to remember, so I'd recommend reading this as soon after Dreamfall as possible.

I probably liked this one a tiny bit better, mostly because we gained Ant as a sometimes-narrator, and Ant is awesome.

I will say... I came up with a crazy twist theory fairly early on in the first book and was kind of disappointed
Never Wake by Amy Plum, the sequel to Dreamfall, starts right where the first book left off. Dreamfall ended with the documented knowledge that one of the teens is a psychopath. The intensity is amplified and the suspense keeps building! The dream state is lasting longer and the void is shortening, so the teens are inside nightmares longer each time and their rest time will eventually disappear. They’re already struggling to survive while the nightmares become more dangerous. The intern observin ...more
Amy Braun
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A satisfying and thrilling ending to this unique duology. The story followed more of the same premise as the first book, but added way more depth to the remaining protagonists. All secrets were exposed and all backstories fleshed out, making for some dramatic yet inspiring moments. The nightmare scenes were just as creepy as before and will not make me want to go to Disneyland for a while.

While I like many of the characters, I have to say that I enjoyed Ant's storyline the most. She was interes
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Amy Plum is the international bestselling author of the DIE FOR ME series (Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal). The books have been translated into thirteen foreign languages. The trilogy is accompanied by two eNovellas entitled DIE FOR HER and DIE ONCE MORE and a compendium entitled INSIDE THE WORLD OF DIE FOR ME.


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