EBOOK READ (Dream Keeper)
The veil between dreams and the physical "world but he is not alone the Nightmare Lord his nemesis has his sights set on Noraand "but he is not alone the Nightmare Lord his nemesis has his sights set on Noraand her into the darknessStart to finish I was completely impressed with Amber R Duell s ability to create fantasy world filled with both light and dark while adding a touch of young romance to her tale and never missing a beat Imagine a dreamscape and finding a friend then finding them in your wakened world and if there is good there must be vil for balance Strong characters The Maracot Deep especially Nora share POVs that areach so well written it is Slade House easy to tell who is seeing thevents that are happeningAmber R Duell has made my authors to follow list Mark this date down January 29 2019 the date DREAM KEEPER releasesI received a complimentary ARC The New Catacomb edition from Amber R DuellSeries The Dark Dreamer Trilogy Book 1Publisher The Parliament House September 11 2018Publication Date January 29 2019Genre YA FantasyPrint Length 288 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher The Parliament House via NetGalley for an honest review OpinionWhen I saw Dream Keeper on Netgalley I just knew I had to have itA retelling of the Sandman the weaver of nightmares and a young girl caught up in the middle of it all Sold A YA story or romance fantasy and magic Sold A Lord of Nightmares and a Lord of Dreams A Night World and a Day World It ALL just promised to be SO AMAZING I mean I justloved itWith the description above basically giving away the ENTIRE book I realize that it would be vastly unnecessary for me to give my own synopsis So let s just jump right in shall we I have a feeling this review if going to be short and sweet Wellshort and sourThis book had a TON of promise but really fell f This is one of those You ve got to turn your brain off to read this books There are so many things that could have been saved with betterditing but nded up being mediocre as is First of all the Sandman an ternal being that is thousands of years old falling in love with a 17 year old girl that should by all accounts be an infant in his Out of My Mind eyes is cringey at best problematic at worst I know that stories about mythical beings falling in love with humans are suuuper common and have been since well ancient civilizations but that doesn t mean that we don t know any better in 2k19Secondly the Weaver and the nightmares are pretty pathetic We re supposed to take them really seriouslyspecially after the Weaver kills a few people and conveniently only kidnaps Nora s sis instead of killing her too buuuut The horror death scenes aren t written with the necessary amount of intensity or payoff so they re kinda just there and we re kinda just told just how much of a threat the Weaver is In the scenes he s actually in he s not much of a threat at all and Nora keeps outsmarting him asily The scene most guilty of this was when he met her alone with no backup while knowing full well she was planning to betray their deal so he was left just watching her take her sister back AND a thread from him and didn t do anything about it at all LaughableThe nightmares are interesting in concept and the scenes in the Nightmare world were some of the ones I njoyed the most but they re still not given Затворникът enough love to shine Rowan and Kail were what made that last part of the book pop for me and Injoyed their scenes uite a lot thank God because for most of the book I was VERY aware of Gilliamesque every single word I was reading the book never flew by but again they re hardlyven thereAnd thirdly the climax of the book arguably the most important part of it is disproportionate to the rest of the book in length and uality It feels rushed and the conclusion basically happens out of the blue with zero foreshadowing or suspense I could hardly I robot dellalba even tell what was happening WHILE I was reading it Not to mention that thentire conclusion is painfully very clearly a setup for the next books since this is supposed to be a seriesThe writing is fine and it does its job but I can t help but feel that such a fantastical world needed a bit of purple prose of detailed descriptions of fantasy
settings or terrifying monsters It felt a bit detached and flatThe characters are also flat and most of the book is or terrifying monsters It felt a bit detached and flatThe characters are also flat and most of the book is and the Sandman awkwardly skirting around The Cinema of David Cronenberg each other conveniently not talking about things they SHOULD be talking about and later making out They re both cookie cutter characters that have little to no chemistry but still we HAD to have some romance in there so here we go I guessAs I said above I was very very much aware ofvery word I read to finish this and that s never a good thing about a book It wasn t terrible it wasn t offensive I didn t hate it but it really doesn t bring anything new to the table I don t think I ll remember it in a few monthsI got a free copy of this book from NetGalley All opinions are my own. E Nightmare Lord is tired of playing by the rules and will do anything to release his deadly nightmares into the world The Best of Philip K. Dick even if that means tormenting Nora until she breaksWhen the Nightmare Lord kidnaps Nora’s sister Nora mustnter Never Let Me Go enemy territory to save her The Sandman is determined to help but if Nora isn’t careful she could loseven than her family to the darknessPlease note This story contains vivid death scenes. ,
Right off the bat I was xtremely intrigued by this book "I ve read three other stories by Duell so I knew the writing was going to be flawless and the story "ve read three other stories by Duell so I knew the writing was going to be flawless and the story be uniue I was not disappointedFirst off I m going to say I don t get scared or need a blanket when reading a dark or creepy book Instead I m like heck yes that was awesome And there was a whole bunch of fist pumping with the nightmare descriptionsThe book is told in dual POV and I already knew Sandman would be my favorite chapters which they were But Nora s were great too she was a strong character that made choices for heself Now let s get down to swoony business the Sandman was sweet and can I just keep him in my pocket Also I want to go to my own private sand beach like now have a sand whip and kapow it against the sand just becauseSo far this is my favorite book by the author fab ab ab writing and specially the world which was such a cool concept Loved it Give me the next one now See my full review of this book on my blog along with others at foalsfictionandfiligreecom I received an ARC of this book in The Dreaming Jewels exchange for an honest review from Parliament House Publishing Thank you so muchContent Warning Vivid Death and Gore Profanity Possible Emotional Abuse Forvery light there was a shadow for very dream a nightmare Wow I reuested an ARC of this book on a whim While a story based on the Sandman sounded interesting I was apprehensive because of the warning in the description While yes there are vivid death scenes I think it helps to make this story all the realistic and powerful Nightmares are in our minds but when they become a tangible thing it shows how terrifying our realities can beThe story immediately starts off with the Sandman The plot is divulged by the Sandman himself along with the protagonist Nora For years Nora has struggled to believe that she is OK After her parents split she began meeting the Sandman in her dreams after asking for his help to sleep Convinced she was on the verge of a mental break Nora s mother is determined to fix her by sending her to counseling and monitoring her day and night activities Nora uickly learns that she must keep her dreams of the Sandman a secret so her mom doesn t worry While Nora thinks the Sandman is a part of her imagination that works in tandem to govern her state of mind she realizes that her tie to this timeless being is much deeper than she realized Because the Sandman is realOne thing that this book does so well is that it never allows the reader to become bored Moreover it s not filled with plot fillers It s filled with applicable and creative twists and details that literally give it a dreamlike uality I find the concept of dreams and nightmares to be a very difficult topic to pin down yet I believe Duell did a beautiful rendering and personifies them in the Sandman and the Weaver well This book without
a doubt will make you feel anxious With Nora constantly waging war in her mind about verything thedoubt will make you feel anxious With Nora waging war in her mind about verything in the world and dreamland I constantly was uestioning what was real and what wasn t I thought it was a very interesting take on a character Although I can t really say anything for spoiler reasons I loved the nding I kept thinking while reading how is this possibly going to nd And when it did I was shocked This book was so well written The writing style description overall creativity plot line and complex characters altogether made a dream of a book The author s ability to create realistic monologues of the character s thoughts floored me There were a few areas that I felt that needed some xplanation but I m hoping and The Voyeurs expecting them to bexplained in the seuels to come Like view spoilerThe Sandman has basically always been around or has for a long time Doesn t that make him immortal and unable to die Also non human More details please hide spoiler Whoah Fans of Neil Gaiman Splintered by AG Howard and Nightmare on Elm Street look no further Your next read has arrivedor sort of coming to a bookstore near you in January 19 D A book about the Sandman and the Weaver Sign me up I loved Sandy from Guardians but my favorite was Pitch and if you loved him too I can promise that you ll love Weaver I m also a huge fan of Splintered by AG Howard and this filled a void for me the world building is Cordelias Honor (Vorkosigan Omnibus, epic as well aserie and it is tangible at The Man-Kzin Wars every twist and turn I feltntirely immersed in this world for better or worse I m thankful I didn t have nightmares because I m a wussAside from the world the characters were great too Number the Stars each of them had their moments of growth and they wereasy to differentiate Duell knows how to create characters with depth which she uses to shatter your heart The over arching plot is great too A girl who is left to guard something precious and believes herself to be insane as she scapes to the dream world to meet The Sandman and prefers to be in that world versus reality It s fast paced it s romantic The Sandman is seventeen year old Nora’s closest friend and best kept secret He has to be if she doesn’t want a one way ticket back to the psychiatrist It took her too long to learn not to mention the hooded figure in her dreams to her mother who still watches Nora as if she’ll crack So when Nora’s friends start mysteriously dying gruesome deaths in their sleep she isn’t altogether surprised when the police dire. ,
T s horrifying and it altogether a wonderful book it sueeze it and love it Source PublisherGenre Young Adult ParanormalRating 35 4ThoughtsDream Keeper is the first installment in author Amber R Duell s The Dark Dreamer Trilogy A fair warning this story is dark There are grotesue death scenes that may not be suitable for those who are triggered by blood and blood Personally none of this affected me in the way I rated this book overall or my desire to read the seuel This story alternates between 17 year old Nora Gallagher and the Sandman who is the only one who has kept her sane since her parents divorce Full Review Gizmos Reviews 35 starsI njoyed reading through this however I felt like the concept was good but The Night Stalker (Robert Hunter, execution is so so The beginning andnd of the book was great but the middle part not so much It kinda dragged and was too focused on reassurances and the romance A bit cliche on some moments but I did like that it didn t shy away from the gore and death as well as the description of the creepy nightmares Each problem was conveniently solved and was done in a page or so despite pages of planning for the worseAs for the characters they were fine to me but I wasn t a big fan of how the Sandman was too obsessed and protective of Nora not in a toxic way And I wish his name wasn t the Sandman I kept laughing in serious moment because of how ridiculous I found his name to beWhat I hated the most is how the last 100 pages or so was all just planning for the Mona Lisa Acelerada ending whichnded in a page or two in the Deaths End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, end Thending was predictable but I m interested in what the author will do with it in the next bookOverall it was cliche and convenient but I like the writing style I m interested in how things are going to change and what will Nora do in the next bookThank you Netgalley for providing me with the digital copy for an honest review Well now I have to admit that the first thing drawing me into Dream Keeper would have to be that beautiful cover But once I took a glance at what the book would be about I couldn t help but be curious As a long time fan of horror the line start mysteriously dying gruesome deaths in their sleep stood out like a sore thumb and made the think of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies sign me up please While Dream Keeper isn t Stanley Kubrick, Director exactly horror it is a darker young adult fantasy with some gruesome deaths involved so it may not be forveryoneSeventeen year old Nora has had an ongoing relationship with a figure in her dreams known as The Sandman very night for years Nora learned a while ago that
"talking of the "of The to her friends and family was a no no as it would only land her into treatment yet again However now another ntity of the dream world has found Nora and this one is not her friend The Nightmare Lord tracked d This was such an ngaging and ntertaining foray into the dream and nightmare scapeSuch imagination was Cloud Atlas expanded here and I wasver so fascinated by the Sandman himselfIf I m being honest here he was hands down my favourite character in Dream Keeper by far and the best thing overall about this storyI really would have liked to have dug deeper into his backstory than we actually did hopefully his particular tale will Superboy Superpup emerge gradually in future instalmentsSo In itself as a story the prose used throughout Dreamkeeper had such a lyrical feel to itAlso though YA this actually had a much darker vibe to it than I was originallyxpectingThis is not an actual criticism just an observation I myself prefer it when there are shades of grey involved makes things a tad meatierSo I found this a bit light on developed secondary characters and also it did get slightly repetitive at times in regard to Nora s nighttime wanderingsI also disliked that we never got a name for the Sandman It left me feeling slightly disconnected to him as an individual and as an The Chosen (Stargate Atlantis, extension a romantic interestI also found it a tad disconcerting that certain pivotal players were introduced so late in the game without any prior mentionsDespite this I stillnjoyed myself with this it s an Skin (The X-Files, extremely imaginative storyI also liked where thisventually took us and originally I was not sure if I was gonna read the nextinstalment of this as I wasn t really that invested overall but with that finale how could I not I so gotta see where this is heading to nextSo on that note folks I will love ya and leave yaI voluntary reviewed an Arc of Dream Keeper The Dark Dreamer Trilogy 1All opinions Rebels of the Red Planet expressed arentirely my ownReviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttpswwwfacebookcombeckiebookwormwwwbeckiebookwormcom Mr Sandman bring me a dreamAmber R Duell s DREAM KEEPER is a refreshingly uniue read that fulfilled this fantasy lover s dream of finding another hidden gem in the treasure chest of great readingNora has always met the Sandman in her dreams but when she becomes a suspect in her friends murders only the Sandman can help her find the killer He has crossed. Ct their suspicion at her The Sandman is the only one she can turn to for answers But the truth might be than she bargained forFor the last five years the Sandman has spent The Sheep Look Up every night protecting Nora When he hid the secret to the Nightmare Lord’sscape inside her dreams he never xpected to fall in love with her Neither did he think his nemesis would find her so uickly but there’s no mistaking his cruel handiwork Th. .