Dreamfall by Amy Plum Review

Title: Dreamfall

Author: Amy Plum

Publisher:  HarperTeen

Format: eBook

Publication Date: May 2, 2017 

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Edelweiss

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.

 

 

 

Well Dreamfall was certainly an interesting premise. I’m still not sure how I feel about this book. The writing was intriguing and kept me hooked, but I still have a lot of questions at the end of this book. I’d like to say that Cata alone is an interesting character, but everyone in this book was. They are all so similar in their terrors but with different backstories that make it kind of like watching a train wreck.

The writing here is darkly beautiful, and it creates a world that feels very much like a dream to the reader. That real feeling with the ephemeral quality of a dream. I also liked how the story was juxtaposed by Jaime in the lab, very much awake to provide the needed context to what was happening. THe biggest downfall for me was the abrupt ending, it took a solid 4 star book that left me with questions, and dropped it half a star. I just felt like it ended mid-scene and given that we will probably be waiting a year it would have been nice to have it end at a lull. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

3.5/5 – A Great Read, Well-Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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“No one could possibly understand unless they had a sleep disorder themselves. They wouldn’t know that being so tired during the day that you can barely function and then wide-awake at night can make you crazy. Literally.”
-Amy Plum, Dreamfall