Book Review: Dreamfever (Dreamfire #2) by Kit Alloway, reviewed by teen reviewer Lexi
Just when Josh thought her life couldn’t get any more complicated, the lost dream walker princess returns to claim her parents’ right to the throne, right as the Lodestone party threatens to take control of the government during the upcoming Accordance Conclave.
With the clock running down, Josh must rely on not only her friends, but also her enemies, to stop the radicals from taking power and controlling the Dream. But how can she expect to save everyone else when she’s struggling to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life?(Releases February 23 by St. Martin’s Griffin)
“As goes Rome, so does the empire.”
I don’t really care for this book.
I don’t like the characters or the writing or the plot. The idea behind it doesn’t even peak my interest in anyway.
The writing for me was dull and tasteless. Half the time I was confused on what was going on and who it was speaking about because of how much it flip flops in time frames. I always enjoy third person point of view but this was just ridiculously unorganized for me to read. I quickly became frustrated with this book.
I had nothing that I could sink my teeth into with this story. I had already expected how Josh’s and Will’s relationship was gonna turn out with her secret nightmares and his stifling obsession. There was no unexpected outcome in the relationship part of this book. However, i will admit i didn’t expect the political outcome of the Dream World. Other than that, and the reappearance of our mysterious madman, this book had no luster. No oomph. The characters didn’t have any life in them. They seemed flat and boring to read.
The whole dream world and dream walking thing isn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy the content nor its plot. It’s not your average hero quest archetypal novel, and I’m a diehard for cliche and epic hero’s with epic adventure and this had none of that.
I wouldn’t recommend this book personally.
School Library Journal says, “A solid purchase for YA sections, especially where the first installment was popular.”—Jane Hebert, Glenside Public Library District, Glendale Heights, IL
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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