About a month ago, I read Kit Alloway’s debut novel, Dreamfire. When I had finished that, I honestly had to wonder what one earth had taken me so long to read it. It was a creative, imaginative journey of a seventeen year old girl who is a dream walker – she can enter the dream world and change people’s dreams in order to solve their nightmares. The whole idea behind Dreamfire is amazing, and in this equally as engaging sequel, Dreamfever, Kit Alloway has taken us back into Josh’s world of dream walking.
Also, if you want, you can find my review for Dreamfire here.
In this new book that continues Josh’s and Will’s adventures in the Dream world, there are new problems at hand. For one, Josh is struggling to come to terms with the fact that she has realized her identity as The True Dream Walker – she’s still a little skeptical, and since she assumed great powers and recognition would come with this title, she’s disappointed that not much has changed for her. Josh’s only real power right now is the fact that she is able to create archways – she has no special connection to the Dream world, like she thought that she would. This is hard for her to deal with and accept, and the only thing her gift seems to be doing is making her life more complicated and difficult than it was. Also, Josh is having some really creepy nightmares, and they’re frightening her to the point where she’s keeping them to herself. Will is there, being as sweet and understanding with her as always – it’s incredible the amount of patience this boy has.
Along with not having the ability to connect with the dream and feeling like of run down and negative about her new identity, there’s a dream walker princess that is back from being lost and trying to say that she should be ruling, since she is the rightful heir. This whole aspect of the book seemed a bit farfetched to me, but it did add even another layer of depth to the novel. Also, like the first book in the series, this one has a lot of layers and is quite busy – there are a ton of things going on.
If you enjoyed the dream segments in Dreamfire, and found them creepy (I know I definitely found some of them creepy), you’ll feel right at home with Dreamfever. This book also has some amazing dream segments that will pretty much knock your socks off at how creative they are.
Dreamfever definitely delivers the same amount of enchantment and action as the first book in this series, so if you enjoyed Dreamfire, this is something that you should be sure to pick up. If you haven’t started reading the series yet, now is a great time to begin, since there are two books in the series available. I can’t wait for the third book in the series to see what happens next – the Dreamfire series is absolutely addicting!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.