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Fire & Ice: The Lost Dreamer

(Fire & Ice #2)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The Four Elementals have vanquished the creatures of the Night Oak Forest; however, a new darkness lurks in the realm of Aisling. As their family moves into the manor that once belonged to their late grandmother, the Hanley sisters must adjust to life in the enchanted countryside. Between the extravagant galas, beautiful gardens, and elegant wardrobes, the new lifestyle be ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Fire Opal Publishing
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Marti Doyle-Steed
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

********Erin Forbes is a young writer who has bridged the gap between childhood fantasy and adult intrigue. Now into her second novel, I find myself wanting to reread her first to savor her character development. The characters’ quick conversation moves the book along but it is Ms. Forbes use of descriptive prose that keeps you invested until the very end and beyond. I’m eagerly awaiting a third installment into the realm.
Pat Baker
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recently met this author at a book signing at Barnes and Noble! I had read the first book in the series and was looking forward to Fire & Ice: The Lost Dreamer's release! I was NOT disappointed. This book transports readers to what felt like the most beautiful, albeit sometimes terrifying, world! I loved so many of the characters. While reading this book, I could picture the enchanting setting of Aisling so vividly! I could not put this book down! If you enjoy Irish culture, you will likely pi ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After I finished reading Fire & Ice: The elementals, I thought I couldn’t get more amazed, I was wrong.

Again, Erin impressed me, I couldn’t get my eyes of the book. This book is so poetic and magical, there were times when I really thought I was in the book.
The characters were so relatable that I wish they could be my friends.

I could read the series over and over again and I would never get tired of them, if you are searching for adventure, self-discovery journey and inspiration, read this seri
Lucy Earley
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Erin Forbes has outdone herself! Fire & Ice: The Lost Dreamer (Book Two) is not only intense but truly intriguing and engaging. Immerse yourself in a sensory journey through this fantasy! A must read for all.
Joy Chappell
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second installment to the Fire & Ice trilogy was...GAH! Wonderful!! I loved it even more than the first and that one was also a good read!! I felt more connected to the characters for sure and I loved that Emery had a bigger part in this book.
It reminded me a little bit of The Chronicles of Narnia with the fantasy world and talking animals. Speaking of talking animals, I LOVED Killian's character. I don't know why, but the little fox drew me in and I loved the chapters with him!
The mystery
Meagan O'Donnell
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
YES! Erin Forbes is back and better than ever! Although this book is slightly longer than the first, it never failed to keep me engaged in the realm of Aisling. The language was so poetic, and it flowed with such beauty and ease. This is such a girl power fantasy series, and I LOVE IT! The characters are crafted with such beautiful detail, and they are so relatable. The story has such an inspiring message. If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for?? I was astonished to learn that the ...more
Oona Stoever
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so honored to have already had the chance to read this. Erin Forbes paints a beautiful picture of a mystical, magical world of wonder that makes you believe you are there yourself. It is an awe inspiring story of friendship and self-discovery. A must read for all lovers of fantasy and those who have a yearning for adventure.
Millie Florence
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-kid-authors
The lost dreamer is highly quotable, and artistically descriptive. The writing style is fresh and unique. For fans of the first book, expectations will be highly exceeded. The themes of the book are truly lovely, and there could be so much more to them. How I wish we could see further into the musing of individuality that the author hints at, but never delves deep into. There is a truly incredible potential in the story of the gifted Hanley sisters, and I hope very much that in up coming books t ...more
Olivia J
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: middle grade fantasy readers
*This series is Middle Grade, and you will enjoy it more if you go in believing that it is MG. If you'd like to read more in-depth on why I believe this is so, head over to my blog at This review will focus on the critiques of the work itself, not the genre categorization of this series.*

Most of the same problems I had with The Elementals carry over into The Lost Dreamer - refer back to the original reviews with Camryn Norton, Corrie Parks, and Shelia for refer
Gabriella Slade
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FINALLY, I read The Lost Dreamer and it was SO good!!!
This book was even better than the first one, which I reread to help refresh my memory of the characters and the storyworld. I can't wait for book 3!
The first thing I loved, was seeing all the characters outside of the school for the entire book. I LOVE the Hanley twins so much!! Seeing these characters in their own homes really helped develop their characters Plus, it showed us a lot of the world Erin so lovingly built. I'm absolutely obsess
Lauren Fulter
The Lost Dreamer was a promising follow up to The Elementals, and the pay off was incredible.

Despite taking over a year to finally sit down and finish the book, The Lost Dreamer is a quite well written, lovely story, as we follow Alice and Emery as they discover the secrets of their grandmother and battle the new foes of their very own minds.
This book was the one that brought me closer to main heroines, as the author delves into the new turmoil in Alice's mind after the events of The Elementals
Róisín Alexis
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truly whimsical! Erin Forbes has done it again! The vivid details she gives will make the reader feel that they are right along side our Gifted protagonists. Throughout the book, I laughed, I cried, I got angry at some of the characters; exactly what I want when I read a book! Readers of all ages can enjoy this magical story. I can’t wait for the third installment!
adik miftakhur
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read it a while ago, sort of, yet haven't gotten a time to write and post a review. So this is the second book the Fire & Ice series. This is as good as the first one, so if you have time, you need to read the series, and I definitely can't wait to read the rest of the series. Highly recommended! ...more
Wulan Dari
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The continuation of The Elementals. I read the book a few times ago, but i still loving the story. To those who loves Harry Potter, you guys should read this book because I got a Harry Potter vibe when I read the book. It’s a great book. A great plot, well written descriptive language and no grammar mistake. I'm curious what happen next. ...more
Fran Comesanas
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second installation to this series was a wonderful and suspensful continuation. I had to force myself to set the book down and time its completion so that the third book would be ready by the time I finished. It is always a pleasure to read Ms Forbes' work. Absolutely cannot wait for the next book to come out. -F ...more
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second book in Fire & Ice book series by Erin Forbes. Just like the first book, i gave this book 5 stars. A very enjoyable read. The plot kept me intrigued and it was so well-written. I’m in love with the world, the places, the setting, secrets, and characters within it.
Sarah Sabin
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gifted
I can't get over the vivid diction Erin pieces together in this book. Although the repetitious words and phrases did carry over from her previous work, Erin made a breakthrough in her storytelling with The Lost Dreamer.
She focuses more on what we see and feel rather than what the characters say. While there isn't a ton of dialogue, there was a lot more conflict and mystery leading up to the climax in this installment of the Fire and Ice series which I really loved and appreciated. Erin's writin
Nathalie | Booksandsparkles
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Welcome back to the land of magic, ‘Aisling’, to the Academy for Gifted Youth. Alice and Emery finished their first year at the Academy, but they won’t be back home for long. Their parents have decided to move to Aisling permanently, but there they are being haunted by the memories of their grandmother.

They move into a lovely home with a bewildered garden, which belonged to their grandmother. Ever since being there, the Twins keep having dreams about a boy. The dreams are so real to the girls, t
The Writer
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alright, bad stuff first.

Once again Erin fell into the trap of too much purple prose.
And once again I was disappointed to find that we didn’t get to know the Hanley sisters quite as well as I would’ve liked. I still feel like I’ve only just met them.
I also feel as if this story is entirely unrelated to the last book. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, but it does feel like this could’ve been where the series started and it would’ve made no difference.

Now the good things.

I did like
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-the-bookshelf
4 stars! My review will be up soon on my blog and on my BookTube channel, but for now I'll just say that I LOVE the author's writing style- she writes so beautifully and paints a picture in my head with every description. It's amazing! ...more
Zoe Anastasia
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was full of intrigue and beautiful writing! I enjoyed reading this, and I can tell Erin’s writing has improved a lot. This book held more conflict and interesting characters. I loved getting to explore farther into Aisling and learning about the land’s mysteries. I also loved Killian! I can’t wait to read the next book!
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Erin Forbes discovered her passion for literature at a very early age. Since the date of her first publication, her work has spread to readers across the globe, and her books have developed an international fanbase. She is known for her vivid descriptions and fantastical fiction. When she is not reading and writing, Erin enjoys art, nature, music, dance, and riding her horse. She lives on a small ...more

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