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 tog ...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 ...more
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
"Reveries are what happens when a person’s imagined world ...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 a ...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. H...more
Second, let me say that I didn't really like this book, despite really wanting to.
I wanted to love this. I looked for any way that I might rate this higher because I really wanted to be more enthusiastic about this novel, but sadly, my heart cannot in good conscience give this novel more than two stars. Two stars on Go ...more
This young adult novel focuses on high school teenager Kane Montgomery and how he maneuvers th ...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 it’s a YA fantasy being compared to Inception and full of fabulously queer characters? It sounded like such an exciti ...more
The act of crushing a dream can’t be minimised. At best, it’s mean. At worst, it’s 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 person’s imagined world becomes real. They’re like miniature realities, with their own plots and rules and perils.”I absolutely ad ...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 t ...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, whil ...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 though ...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 FANT ...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 u ...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.
This felt so underdeveloped and it was trying to be unique and offer something new to fantasy, but it was just confusing. The characters weren't fleshed out well at all and just yikes, I'm glad it's over.
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, it’s fun, and incredibly EPIC!! (Also, drag queens!!!!)
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"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 f ...more