Title: The Dreamer
Author: E.J. Mellow
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.
Just recently, books with the word DREAM on it caught my eye. When I received this book, I was really excited to read it since I heard a lot of good reviews. First, let me talk about how gorgeous the cover is; it’s so dreamy. I love how the main background can represent stars, since stars are one of the main things in the land of dreams and the middle bright light looks like a lightning, which is one of the highlights of the story.
Molly is your typical 20 something, has a work, a hot boyfriend, a caring best friend and loving parents, the almost perfect life until she got struck by lightning and her life changes forever. This book has two points of views, one part is seen when Molly is awake while the other part is seen when Molly is asleep. When she is awake, she’s living the reality, working, dating with his hot boyfriend, Jared, hanging out with her best friend, Becca and spending time with her parents. On the other way around, when she’s asleep, she’s in a different dimension and discovered that she has the powers that would save the world. Mellow definitely knows how to create a world so vivid and interesting. The world the author has created is well written, full of surprises and had action which I enjoyed.
This is the first book in the Dreamland series and ends in a cliffhanger. I highly suggest that you buy the entire series so you don’t have to wait and keep thinking about your what-ifs. I myself absolutely cannot wait to dive into the next book to see what this author has in store for the characters. I look forward to seeing what happens in Terra and the fate of the world.
*This book was sent to me in exchange of an honest review*