Kit Alloway's Dreamfire and Dreamfever are now available together for the first time. Discover the exciting and turbulent world of the dream walker in this fantastic bind-up. Unlike most seventeen-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty. She's the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and battle nightmares. If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream could boil over and release nightmares into the World. Despite Josh's reputation as a dream-walking prodigy, she's haunted by her mistakes. A lapse in judgement and the death of someone she loved have shaken her confidence. Now she's been assigned to an apprentice, a boy whose steady gaze sees right through her, and she's almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed. But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn't just Will that Josh has to protect- it's the whole World.
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.