Sunday, 7 May 2017

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1) by Amy Plum

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn’t get any worse...but she was terribly wrong.

Soon after the experiment begins, there’s a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Hunted by creatures from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, Cata and the others will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.


Dreamfall by Amy Plum

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1) “A chill goes through me when I understand what he said.
The clowns.”


This was a YA fantasy story, about a group of insomniac teens caught in a shared nightmare world.

I liked the characters in this, they all made the best of things, had their own coping strategies, and didn’t give up, even in the worst of circumstances. I also liked how we learned more about them as the book went on, and that there were twists in store as information about the teens was revealed.

The storyline in this was about seven teens taking part in an experiment to cure their insomnia. During the experiment, which used ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), there was an earthquake which interrupted the electrical supply, sending the teens into what the doctors thought was a coma. However, the teens all found themselves thrust into a group dream, where they were forced to battle their way through their nightmares together. I did like the action in this book, and I also liked how we had Jaime back in the lab letting us know what was going on outside of the dream world. I thought that the nightmares were quite creepy, and I wouldn’t have wanted to battle through them myself.

The ending to this didn’t really tie much up, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the next book.



6.5 out of 10

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