Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dreamwalk, Book Review

DREAMWALK is a romantic mixed beat of time travel and mythology for both teens and adults. After the death of her mother, Chloe Hawthorn is haunted by terrifying nighttime hallucinations. Determined to take control of her dreams, she uses them to find Shane Anderson, a charming and troubled musician whose online videos have been holding her in thrall. She finds him in the Dreamtime, sweating out heroin detox in a run-down rehab center.

Chloe sets out to find Shane in the waking world and discovers her dreams have been taking her into the past. Horrified, Chloe realizes Shane doesn't survive his addictions. In order to save him, Chloe must master her Australian mother's legacy — the secret of walking the Dreaming through time. But what price will Chloe pay for this Dreamwalk and will she save Shane only to lose him forever?

Dreamwalk by Sarah MacManus
Published March 2011 by Young Rebel Publications

REVIEW(select to read the spoilers):
Dreamwalk it's a different book of time travel. Chloe didn't time travel exactly but mostly lived through dreams. Her terrible nightmares, finally starting to calm but now she has some really interesting dreams. When her friend saw her some online videos of a guy, she started seeing him in her dreams and talk to him. The thing is that suddenly those dreams are real and when she tries to search for him, things are getting really weird since the guy might not be so alive after all.

I loved the book. It was really different of what i've read so far and each chapter was something new. Chloe struggles with her new life after her mum's death and you can see how she can't go on (neither her dad). Through the story, Chloe not only falls in love and find new "powers", but she also grown up. She learns to live in the present and go on with her life. She learns to sacrifice things for the sake of others.

While i loved Dreamwalking, and understand the main concept of how it worked when Chloe was at the dream walk (not with the guy) i had difficulty understand what was going on. I couldn't really get everything was happening in there with the animals.It confused me. So those weren't my best chapters. Either way, the story really kept me in.

Favorite part of the book? When Chloe sees for first time the video guy sing a sad song she thinks "why? who would do that to him?". Last, paragraph of the book we hear the guy sang once again the same song. But this time, everything makes sense so good that i actually had tears in my eyes. And that's the first time, this ever happened to me with the book.I never cry with books. A not perfect ending. But a perfectly fitting one. Everything was so perfectly set up for this last paragraph. 10 lines full of emotion.

Not one of my favorite books, or i would not read it again. BUT, definetelly i enjoyed a lot! One time read, that i won't forget.

Thanks Sarah MacManus for providing a digital copy of the book.

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