Monday, April 11, 2016

{Blog Tour} Dreamology - Lucy Keating (Review & Giveaway)


Dreamology
by Lucy Keating
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 12th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy
Rate: 4/5

Synopsis:

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?


This is a super quick read about Alice who has dreams about the same guy every night of Max.  She feels he is the boy of her dreams since she has tons of adventures with him every night in her dreams.  She can't wait to go to sleep to see Max, but what if he is real.

I enjoyed Alice as a character in the book.  I think the author did a great job setting her up as a character who can't really establish dream from reality since she wants her dreams to be reality.  When Alice meets Max she goes up to him pretty quickly to ask if he knows who she is and he brushes her off.  I love that the author set Alice up as the main character of the book so that we get to see her dreams and everything that her mind is thinking and processing.  

I do think this book could have been told by two perspectives.  I didn't love Max as a character he felt secondary to me since the focus was Alice I felt like he would flip flop to much to be perfect for Alice.  At one point I though Alice could end up with Oliver so I was not 100% team Max.  I think if we got Max's perspective on what was going on it might have helped me to like him more.  I felt like he didn't step up to the plate or look conflicted when Alice first encountered him so he started off on the wrong foot with me.

I love the dream world that the author setup.  The dreams described in the book are just short synopses of what is going on, but they still very elaborate.   I love when Alice and Max talk about their dreams together as they seem so real.  Alice and Max's true personalities do show through in their dreams it is just hard for them to see what is reality and a dream world.

Another thing I was a little thrown by was the ending.  I think the book could have ended a little bit sooner then it did.  It didn't drag on that long due to the fact it is a shorter book, but I felt like the last back and forth was unnecessary I knew where the story was going to end at that point.   I feel like we could have learned more about Max's family and how they all ended up since we learned about Alice's family and how things where falling back into place.

I would suggest this as a nighttime read book.  It is easy to follow along with the story and a book that can easily be picked up and put down with remembering what is going on in the story.  

I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of providing a honest review.  This did not effect my opinion of this book.




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Dreamology


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Lucy lives in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Williams College in the Berkshires, and still misses the East Coast very much. 

When she's not writing, Lucy can usually be found obsessing over the latest music, inventing new flavors of ice cream, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.

You can follow Lucy on Instagram @lucy.keating, and Ernie The Dog @ernsboberns







3 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this one. I loved Oliver so much. I agree that there could have been more into Max and his family and the family issues n general. Still I thought it was a fun, quick read! Great Review!

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    1. Yes it was a fun quick read! I did love Oliver his personality was cute! Thank you!!!

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