Monday, April 11, 2016

Book Review: The Dreamer: The Dreamland Series Book 1 by E.J. Mellow/YA-NA-Fantasy-Romance

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of The Dreamer: The Dreamland Series Book 1. 

Title: The Dreamer: The Dreamland Series Book 1 
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: NA-YA-Fantasy-Romance
Author: E.J.Mellow
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl 
Publication Date: May 14, 2015
Language: English
Paperback: 340 pages
Meet the Author: E.J. Mellow
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description
It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden. Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars. There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams. But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes? Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

My Thoughts

Thanks to some of my friends over on Instagram I found out about The Dreamland Series and I’m so glad it happened. Where do I start? Maybe with the covers? Aren’t they gorgeous? Definitely something that caught my attention from the very beginning. Then, all the amazing things I kept hearing and reading about the books and then when you read the Synopsis of the first book, a very unique and different idea for a book. A person who possess an extraordinary power, who seems to live a life when she is awake, her reality and when she is asleep, her dreams. Made me want to know how is that possible, especially for Molly who could not remember what she dreamt about, not until her 24 Birthday when she gets struck by a lightning and her life changes and she starts having these dreams.

In terms of the story, I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it a lot. It amazed me how wonderfully described and well-built is the world the Author introduces us to. I loved how when showing us Molly and her dreams, the places she goes, the things she sees, it feels magical, almost as if I was there with her.

As to the characters, something very interesting happened to me with this book. I always tend to like one of the characters better than the others, or there is always one that I don’t like at all but with The Dreamer I feel each character brings something unique and fresh to the story that it was almost impossible for me to pick one or dislike them. I liked Molly’s and Becca’s friendship and I also liked the relationship between Molly and Jared and I think this love triangle between Molly, Dev and Jared is a very interesting one that I cannot wait to know more about on the second book.

In terms of the book, I loved the writing style, just the right pace for me, not boring at all, liked how well-developed the characters are and as I mentioned before the world building is wonderful, how we go from Molly’s real world to Molly’s world when she is dreaming.

If you haven’t picked this Series, please do, you won’t regret it. I totally recommend it. A well written story, great characters and a beautifully crafted world. 

Many, many thanks to the Author, E.J. Mellow for kindly send me a copy of the book for review.


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