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May 25, 2017

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1) by Amy Plum

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)
by Amy Plum
Soure: eARC provided for review.
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.


When I first knew about Dreamfall I was a little unsure if I wanted to read it because I don't read too many thrillers or horror books. But I'm a huge fan of Amy Plum and it looked really interesting.
Dreamfall is the story of seven insomniac teens trapped in a shared dreamworld filled with nightmares. The book starts with these teens trying an experiment to cure their insomnia. When something goes wrong, they end up comatose, or so it seems to the doctors leading the experiments. 

One of the most original things about this book is that we learn every character backstory through their nightmares. There's also a POV from a  pre-med student outside the Dreamfall (this is how they call the dream world) where there's more info about them and what’s happening while they’re dreaming. 
I have to say that I almost DNFd this book. The first half was really slow and a little boring, and maybe because I still didn't know well the characters, I didn't care much about them. 

But luckily I don't like to DNF books, so I kept going and I'm so glad I did because the second half is where everything gets better! 
The nightmares in Dreamfall aren't the kind of nightmares that keep me awake, but they were vividly described and the mood was so creepy and dark. And since the nightmares are personal and belong to each one of the characters, it made them even more gut wrenching to read. 
I'm so glad to say that, even though sometimes it felt like there was going to be a love triangle, there's no romance in this book. I still hope Cata and Fergus end up together though.
There are some twists and turns I wasn't expecting and all of that lead to an incredibly ending. I seriously can't wait for the second book. 

Overall, Dreamfall is great and suspenseful read. If you can pass those slow chapters, I'm sure you will enjoy it!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you kept going and didn't DNF'd! This sounds interesting, though as soon as you mentioned the words love triangle, I was out. I liked Plum's debut trilogy, but I don't think I would enjoy this new series. Ah well. Great review, Lis!

    Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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