Book Review: The Dreamer: The Dreamland Series Book I (Volume 1)


The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow
(Dreamland #1)
Publication date: May 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

My Review:

Ok, this is difficult. I would like somehow to limit my description of this book to “Amazing” only. I’m not trying to skip a review but this is just one of those books you JUST have to read. Why? It has everything a reader (at least one with my tastes in books) would want from a book.

With an exceptional writing style, E.J. Mellow has created a dream land that is absolutely fantastic, some characters that will take your breath away, love issues and an ending that will send you straight to the next book. I am not sure if there are any other books that write about a girl who manages to step into her dream reality but if there are, I strongly believe this one tops them by far.  Not to forget the funny lines ! I do believe Molly’s struggle to keep the boundaries between her dreams and reality was very well built and all the emotions throughout the book were as well nicely underlined.

Overall, I believe you should give it a try. I and at least 10 other readers and/or reviewers are recommending this. Oh and if you still do not believe us, check the awards and praises it has received.


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