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May 10, 2013

Book review: Scapemaker by Steve V. Cypert


Scapemaker
Series: Scapemaker #1
Author: Steve V. Cypert
Pages: 466
Goodreads AVG Rating: 3.85

My rating: 4 Stars.
Summary: / Add to your TBR pile
Matthew is the son of Mr. Nicholas Namely, a local high school teacher. But unbeknownst to Matthew, his father is a dreamscaper whose classroom is connected to the dream-world. From his classroom, his students enter the halls of Scapemaker, a dream-world high school for young dreamscapers.
Following a couple of heartfelt tragic events, Matthew is compelled to investigate the unbelievable mysteries surrounding those events and is propelled into a whole new world. Matthew and his mother, Mae, are soon coerced into moving across the country for his father's strange medical needs. While attending his new school, Matthew comes to know the secrets that Daedree, an annoying girl from his former high school, has locked away. Matthew also meets Amber, a beautiful enigmatic girl who leads him to Mr. Xoner's classroom. While there, he learns the art of dreamscaping (which has been in the Namely bloodline for thousands of years).
Matthew will come to know of Nox Celare, otherwise known as The Sandman, who is after a special element called Magineum. Neck deep in skinwalkers, sandsleepers, zombies, soul feeders, ghosts, dream-world criminals known as “night terrors” and more, Matthew learns he is in over his head. Matthew must not only solve the mysteries surrounding those tragic events, but he will also have to protect the Magineum with his life and find a way to be with the one girl of his dreams. Filled with secrecy, mystery and a forbidden tangle of young love, this new life will lead Matthew to unbelievable characters with the most extraordinary abilities he could never have imagined.
Scapemaker will keep you grounded in the real world while at the same time make the fantastical world around it that much more possible and enduring. This tale of young adult paranormal fantasy will keep you guessing and wanting more

My thoughts

Scapemaker is a pretty good read, with a powerful plot that will keep readers very close to every scenario.
The magic, the writing and the world created by the author is magnificent and unique.

I wish I just can find the way to describe how much I loved this book. Well, I think I really could tell you but by that, I would have to spoil some things, which I’m not going to do. So, the very hard part here is try to tell you why and what I loved about Spacemaker without ruin all the fun.
To be honest, for the first 50 pages (so so) I wasn’t that thrilled about this book. In fact, I was a little bored and wondering if I ever could like it. Then, the awesomeness hit me!
To say it in a better way, the problem was that the first chapters were too slow for me, but I’m so glad I kept reading because when the action begins it never stops.

The people in this book are so cool. Their role is perfect for each one of them and “their titles” are absolutely great. “The sandman” “Dream-scapers” “Non-scapers” “Night walkers”… etc. It can sound so silly, but every character in this book was needed and well created and their description and what they can do, is magical and fantastical.

My favorite part above everything were the mysteries. The read was so addictive that I couldn’t stop thinking until I have the chance to read again. I needed to know what will happen next, I needed to discover the true, I needed to know a lot more!

Now, what I wished more was to have a full romantic relationship. The romance was “tiny” and the fact that this was a triangle: 1boy-2girls was so really fresh and charming.
Yet, I still want to meet Matthew as a book boyfriend.

The writing is simple which makes so easy to understand the world of Scapemaker, still it is well explained and perfectly fitting!

On a side note: Lis and I use to judge books by their covers, and though, Scapemakers's is not that bad it would be more "catching" if the cover was a bit different. I mean, the font on the title is really bad, so is the girl profile... so, I really wish that the sequel has a more thoughtful cover. So readers like us won't judge bad just for it!


-Belem

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