Just One More Chapter

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. 

-Vera Nazarian

 

I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time. 

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Interesting but also predictable and curt

Dreamwalkers (The Oneiroi Legacies) (Volume 1) - Tiaan Lubbe, Lian Sachse, Zani Pohl

*****I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*****

This book has a unique premise. Narciso di Angelo is a sixteen-year-old orphan boy that lives on the streets in Italy. He has a very interesting ability(s), when he lays down to sleep he does not do any dreaming of his own, he walks the dreams of others both sweet and nightmarish alike. He must see each through until the end where a doorway appears that leads out to the real world. He believes that he is the only one who can do such things and is extremely surprised to learn (the VERY hard way) that he is not alone in his abilities. Not only are there others that have been doing this for a lot longer than his 16 years but they are kick ass and slightly super hero(ish). He is told that they use their abilities to counter terrorists' nefarious deeds and to be forces of good in the world. Is this true? There are 2 factions of Dreamwalkers, is he even with the right group? What exactly are all of his abilities? How did he get these abilities and who were his parents? There are a few twists though most were regrettably foreseeable. The writing and world building were both good but if you're into stories that are wrapped up sparkly and neat, this is probably not for you. The premise is unique, the writing is decent, the plotline is good (though pretty predictable) BUT that ending... the end just drops off and there is no sugarcoating that cliffhanger... it's abrupt and it's critical!! I myself loathe cliffies, especially ones that have the story there one minute and after turning the page there is nothing but acknowledgments. Over all this was enjoyable, slightly sluggish in parts and then utterly baffeling when the end goes and leaves you high and dry at the alter... Swiping back and forth frantically trying to see if you mistakingly broke the book... NOPE... Fear not... It's written that way