Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
Whimsical, romantic and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel will win readers’ hearts.
My Thoughts: Let me start off by saying I’m a big dreamer. I always remember my dreams so vividly and I always believe they mean something. A deeper memory.
We are introduced to a girl named Alice who has always dreamed of a boy named Max. Alice has never met Max in real life. He’s just the boy of her dreams. Alice lives with her father and they move to a new city and that’s where things get complicated. On the first day of school, she actually sees Max. Real Life Max. He isn’t a dream at all. He’s real, right in front of her. This sets off so many emotions in Alice. Confusion, happiness and she’s just not so sure what to feel.
But of course the real Max is quite different from the dream Max. For one thing he has a girlfriend. But that doesn’t really stop Alice from wanting to know if he knows who she is too.
Things start from there, and I can’t say much else without telling you more about the dreams and how they got to be.
I liked this one, I did. But I never really felt wholeheartedly into the story or the characters. I didn’t outright love Max or Alice. At times, the whole story just felt too easy. Like how everything came together. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, I just wanted a bit more conflict or I start to lose interest.
I thought this was an interesting take on dreams and what they can mean.
Overall: I did like learning how Max and Alice were put together. I liked learning more about their dreams. I can see a lot of people really really loving this one but it just wasn’t really one of my favorite contemps so far so this year. I haven’t read many yet! I’d say this one was more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me!
Cover: Like it! Love her long eyelashes and how she looks asleep!
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