Dreamology by Lucy Keating

4 out of 5 stars

First blog post! Yay!

I’m sorry I am completely new at this and have no idea what I am doing. It is going to be a learning process to say the least.

So lets jump into the book shall we?

This books was a gift from one of my friends so I am super thanful for it because I don’t think I would have picked it out on my own.

The basic synopsis of this is that a girl named Alice has dreamed about a boy named Max for as long as she can remember. Until one day she moves and has to start at a new school. She steps into class that day and finds..Max! Max is real not just a boy in her dreams. Alice comes to learn that dream Max and real Max are not exactly the same He has a life she was never a part of in the real world until now.

So this book is about Alice navigating this new realtionship with Max even though she feels like she should know him very well considering they are in each others dreams every single night.

So I am going to start off with what I really loved or enjoyed about this book! I thought Lucy Keating did a really good job writing the book. I enjoyed her writing stlye a lot. I read this book in two sittings right before going on vacation. I thought the premis of this book was really unique because I have never heard about a book that talks about a girl meeting the boy who is in her dreams literally. So I thought that part was interesting and that is what made me want to pick this book up in the first place. I did think the story was really cute because all of the characters felt like they had a lot of life to me. I love Alice and can relate to her in some ways. I love her dog because he sounds adorable and pudgy.

Now lets talk about what made me give this 4 stars instead of 5. It was the cliches! Now they were not that bad because obviously the book was a very good book and it was enjoyable. The book just had some familar romance tropes that you see in a lot of contemproary YA novels. I still love this book though despite that. I think the cliches didn’t harm this book that much if anything the book might have needed them. Can a book need cliches? Isn’t that something all creative writing teachers tell you to avoid?

Anyway I think the cliche parts of the story are what made it so cute BUT if dream boys, mysteries, and teenage boy angst are not your thing then you might not like this book that much.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this review!

-Amanda

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