All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He cant remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And its not just Kane whos 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
I feel like I simultaneously understood this novel and completely lost the plot.
Plot: ★★ 1/2
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 ...more
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. ...more
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.
"Reveries are what happens when a persons imagined world becomes ...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 wasnt.
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 through ...more
Kane shoved down his curiosity, knowing it was useless to expect a drag queen to do anything other than exactly what she wanted.
When I heard that a book existed where the evil queen trope has been transfigured into drag queen sorceress, I just knew I had to read it. And its a YA fantasy being compared to Inception and full of fabulously queer characters? It sounded like such an exciting ...more
The act of crushing a dream cant be minimised. At best, its mean. At worst, its murder.I need to stop getting sucked into book hype vortexes. I keep expecting too much and winding up disappointed, unsure if the let down is real or a result of the height of the pedestal I placed the book upon before I read the first sentence.
Reveries are what happens when a persons imagined world becomes real. Theyre like miniature realities, with their own plots and rules and perils.I absolutely adored ...more
I did find myself a bit confused as to how the Reveries worked, but that was pretty much the only thing that was lacking for me.
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
Okay, Reverie was frankly my most anticipated novel of this year except for maybe Darkdawn by the King of Stab himself, Jay Kristoff. But thats 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 fathers car into a building and then a creek. Sibling sarcasm ensues and everyone annunciates with jazz hands, while ...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
So many queer characters. The main character's power is shooting rainbow etheral from his hands. That's awesome! And his nemesis is a drag queen. And his love interest. OMG I loved that book!!
The reveries are little universes within themselves, with a mind of their own. Don't try to challenge it (and Kane is sooooo good at that *facepalm*).
Seriously, this book breathes rainbows and queerness, and it's ...more
kane made some stupid, illogical decisions such as trusting/not trusting certain people that made absolutely no sense and were clearly there only for the furthering of the plot. the plot itself was veryslow-going at first, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but even when it picked ...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.
I LOVED this book! Reverie was one of my highly anticipated reads of 2019 and you cannot imagine my happiness at it being as amazing as it sounded.
Reverie follows Kane Montgomery as he pieces together clues and dreams as to why he was found almost dead in a river, but now dealing with unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere. 😍📚 It is queer, its fun, and incredibly EPIC!! (Also, drag queens!!!!)
"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