All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.
As Kane pieces ...more
tbh all you need to know is that the main character is so gay his superpowers manifest as rainbows.
I did not see that coming. The charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of it all. Reverie is a force of nature and you have no idea what epic kind of fantasy you're wading into. Moreover, it's unapologetically queer and magical as fuck. But the most important thing: this is fantasy at its finest. Imaginative, original, real.
Buddy read with Julie <3
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
This book is even gayer than I thought it would be. Like imagine Elton John dragging up as Cher in a rainbow sequin leotrad, singing a rendition of Judy Garlands greatest hits, at the Fire Island pride parade. That kind of gay.
Full review to come...
But lemme just say, y'all have to read this book! It's the queer YA fantasy novel we're all been waiting for.
I feel like I simultaneously understood this novel and completely lost the plot.
I wanted so, so badly to love this queer-driven novel that marketed itself as a Inception meets The Magicians. Some of the reviews of Reverie are works of art in their own right, they read like this book is a thrill-ride, a rollercoaster of imagination, and a complex story filled with heart.
I both understand where they are coming from and wish that I had read THAT novel, the ...more
I wanted to love Reverie by Ryan La Sala so much!
Reverie has a wonderful cover that draws you in immediately. The plot mentions a boy and a fantasy world that revolves around dreams. Everything I hoped this book would be – it wasn’t.
Kane is a gay teenager who is trying to pick up the pieces of his life back together after an attack leaves him with no memories of the past. He is in the search of who he is and who he was, and he discovers an ...more
Reverie was one of the most imaginative, chaotic and unique novels I've ever read. It was a wild, wild roller coaster ride of a book but also one that I feel will resonate with many readers and I enjoyed it very much.
"We are all people between worlds."
The protagonist was Kane Montgomery, a boy who woke up half-dead in a river nearby a burnt down mill with no memory of how it happened or most of his life before....more
This young adult novel focuses on high school teenager Kane Montgomery and how he maneuvers ...more
I really felt for Kane as he tried to put his life back together after a strange accident. He's lost a lot of memories and everything feels strange. I was right ...more
I think it's important to state that a significant part of my problems with this book come from me wanting it to be something different than what it was. At first, I ...more
"The reverie was not just dreams and whimsy, like Kane had thought. It was a person's psychology, rendered in vivid fantasy."
ARC obtained at the Sourcebooks Booth at Bookcon 2019.
4.5 Stars rounded up, but ...more
DNF @ 60%, no rating
I don't think I can get through the rest, the book isn't bad but it's my fault for not reading it for two months and now that I picked it up again I'm not invested anymore. But I can also say it's definitely not the type of book I enjoy so maybe there was a reason for me to not want to continue it all these months. There was also a comment that didn't ...more
DNF at 32%
Honestly, I just couldn't get into the book. The world never captured me and I found it pretty confusing. I loved the writing and the characters interested me, but I was too confused to keep going. I'll definitely try another book by this author, but this one wasn't for me.
It also took me a very long time to get through, and although some of those reasons were personal and nothing to do with the book, the story just didn't hold my attention enough to make me want to jump back into this world.
Some of the issues were that I don't actually understand a Reverie. I know they are a dream-like ...more
It's a story about finding yourself in others and how that can be a great thing but also ...more
Okay, Reverie was frankly my most anticipated novel of this year except for maybe Darkdawn by the King of Stab himself, Jay Kristoff. But that’s neither here nor there. Reverie starts off with Kane, a gay teenager, and his sister Sophia attending a crime scene because Kane lost his memory after stealing and crashing his father’s car into a building and then a creek. Sibling sarcasm ensues and everyone annunciates with jazz hands, ...more
Everything an urban fantasy should be. I can't wait to get my hands on the final version!
Reverie follows Kane Montgomery after a car accident left him with amnesia. He's just trying to get his life back together and get through high school but he starts to notice that something just isn't right...
I won't lie this is one of the gayest novels that I've ever read and it was pretty dang magical. The world is rich and reminds me of a rainbow but only with words. The characters are well developed and the idea for this novel... I love ...more