The Dreamer by E. J. Mellow
The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow
Publication date: May 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
THE DREAMER has been awarded a Silver for Best Fantasy/Science Fiction from the eLit Book Awards & a Finalist medal for Best Cover Design from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.
Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.
There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.
But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?
Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.
This book was one of the BEST in fantasy I have read in a long time. This is the first book I have ever read that dealt with a dream state and I absolutely LOVED it! This book hooked me from the first page. This exactly the type of fantasy book that I enjoy reading. It read like a contemporary fantasy. The storyline felt real and didn’t get out of control and go overboard. Everything was so believable. I felt like this could be something that could be possible. The writing was that good that I believed every word.
The characters were completely brilliant and I fell in love with every one. They were sarcastic, funny, and downright spunky. Molly and her best friend Becca seemed like exactly the type of friends I would have. It made them very easy to like. These characters were very memorable. I am usually bad at remembering characters names but there is no way I could forget these characters. The romance was spectacular! There was exactly the right amount and didn’t overpower and take over the story. It fit in nicely and it was swoon worthy. There is a bit of a love triangle in this story and it’s worth every second! If I was in Molly’s place I honestly don’t know how I could make a decision.
The writing reeled me in, held on tight, and didn’t let me go. The alternation between awake and asleep flowed effortlessly. It was absolutely fantastic. There was never a minute of confusion and it was very simple to tell where Molly was at all times.
Let me just talk about the editing in this book! SUPERB!!! It has been a while since I read a book that I had a very hard time finding any mistakes in. I honestly don’t remember seeing any. FLAWLESS!!! I need to keep this editor in mind when I finally finish writing my book. That’s the kind of editor that knows how to do her job!
The ending killed me. It was one of those books that ends so you HAVE to pick up the next book immediately and see what is going to happen next. It is killing me already! I have never wanted to pick up a second series in a book more. I need this second book like I breathe air. I have to read the rest of this series as soon as possible. I don’t want to wait. I wish I didn’t have so many other books I need to read and review at the moment. I am going to fit this other two in as quickly as I possibly can. I don’t want to mess with the flow of this story or risk forgettting what was going on. I have a feeling that this book was just a warm up and that it is going to get even better. Let me tell you, it was one heck of an introduction to a story.
This series is very hard to compare to any other. If you enjoyed the Mara Dyer series and the way it was written I think you would really enjoy this book. I highly recommend picking this one up. It was an original, fun, book to read and I enjoyed every single second of reading this one! I couldn’t get enough. I completely fell in love with this author’s writing style and I think she is going to become one of my new favorites. Reading this first book in the series on e-book was all it took to make me want to buy the rest of the series in physical copies for my bookshelf. I am that convinced that this is going to be one of my all-time favorite series. I need the next book yesterday!
About the Author:
E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning Author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy, The Dreamland Series. When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.
Residing in New York City, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and is currently working on the third book in her trilogy.
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