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Dreamworld
(Updated: April 23, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
DREAMWORLD by Kit Alloway is the binding of DREAMFIRE and DREAMFEVER, the first two books of the dream walker series. Each novel has its own merits, but when put together like this, it is easy to see how well they complement one another. While the protagonists and antagonists are primarily the same in each, it is interesting how the dynamic shifts with the absence and introduction of a few new characters. I also love how easy it is to continue reading about this world. I did not have to go out in search of the sequel. All I had to do was flip a page!

DREAMWORLD in many ways reminds me of the SHADOWHUNTERS series by Cassandra Clare. Though there are clearly some science fiction and fantasy elements, the story is set in present day United States and otherwise feels very contemporary. The dream walkers, much like the shadowhunters, are normal teenagers who just happen to have a secret life; they help to keep the world from ending. Kit Alloway’s writing could rival Clare’s with plots that are equally as surprising and well-developed and characters that you cannot help but love. Fans of the SHADOWHUNTERS series will like DREAMWORLD just as much, and perhaps, even more.

With that being said, the names of the characters are very complex and unconventional. Thankfully the author does include an index at the beginning of each book, which I referenced multiple times. Eventually, as I continued to read, the names became less and less confusing, but this could have also been avoided all together. However, all other elements of these novels are completely flawless. I was captivated by DREAMWORLD from the first page to the last, and I have already bought the third book, DREAM FOREVER, which was just released on March 28, 2017. I cannot wait to read the next installment and anyone who enjoys well-written entertainment will agree.
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