Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty. She's the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and battle nightmares. If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream could boil over and release nightmares into the World.Read more...
Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty. She's the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and battle nightmares. If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream could boil over and release nightmares into the World.
Despite Josh's reputation as a dream walking prodigy, she's haunted by her mistakes. A lapse in judgment and the death of someone she loved have shaken her confidence. Now she's been assigned an apprentice, a boy whose steady gaze sees right through her, and she's almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed.
But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn't just Will that Josh has to protect--it's the whole World.
Experience the dangers of the dream world in "Dreamfire," a riveting, young adult debut novel by Kit Alloway.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-12-08
- Reviewer: Staff
At 17, Joshlyn Weaver is already an adept dream walker—part of a secret group of people who enter and resolve nightmares to keep the “Dream” universe and waking “World” in balance—when she apprehensively takes on an apprentice, Will. But as dreamers start falling ill and dying after encountering two men in trench coats, Josh and her friends must make sense of the anomaly to keep the world of night terrors from collapsing into reality. Steeped in magical realism, Alloway’s debut wastes no time exposing clues to help unravel the carefully crafted plot, starting with the opening scene in which Josh encounters a dream figment who claims to know her dead mother. The book’s many dream sequences are palpable, from the richly rendered details to the potent fear gripping the people Josh is trying to help. Although the cast is large, each character plays an important role in untangling the mystery, a suspenseful riddle full of political intrigue, while Josh explores a hesitant but undeniable romance that surfaces while she’s trying to reconcile the dream-related accident that killed her boyfriend. Ages 13–up. Agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Feb.)