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Dreamland by Robert L.  Anderson
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Audiobook rating: 4 stars
Book rating: 3.5 stars

Initial thoughts: The premise, set-up and circumstances gripped me a whole lot more than the plot itself. The idea of dream walkers who draw their strength from other people's dreams intrigued me. I know there are other books which play on this idea of entering dreams but they still are on my TBR pile. The reason I chose to start with Dreamland (besides it requiring lower commitment as a standalone) was the promise of monsters. These monsters were indeed fear-inducing but I thought the beginning felt a lot more ominous than the conclusion turned out. I'm not a fan of horror but somehow that was the very factor that Dreamland didn't feed on enough.

At least Dea was a main character whom I found myself caring about. She definitely wasn't the wisest seeing how she didn't heed clear warnings but I still rooted for her. Connor was alright. I kinda wish Gollum would've had a bigger role than Connor. The whole mystery boy catalyses danger trope is so old, so I got a little bored with the plot which didn't include many fresh hooks besides the actual dream walking and its dangers.
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Reading Progress

January 2, 2016 – Shelved
January 2, 2016 – Shelved as: overdrive-sg-tbr
January 3, 2016 – Shelved as: overdrive-sg-fiction-tbr
March 31, 2016 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
April 1, 2016 – Started Reading
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: text-fiction
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: target-young-adult
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: genre-paranormal
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: genre-urban-fantasy
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: single-parenthood
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: monsters
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: published-2015
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: genre-mystery
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: dreams
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: murder
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: friendship
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: on-the-run
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: read-2016
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2016-04
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: zzz-challenges-2016-popsugar
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: 3-stars-and-half
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: 4-stars
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: mental-institution
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: psychology
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: memories
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: post-traumatic-stress-disorder
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: crime
April 1, 2016 – Shelved as: death
April 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
April 17, 2016 – Shelved as: writers-american

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