Author: Lucy Keating
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Hardcover: 336 Pages
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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?
This was such an interesting concept that was executed very well! This story is organized well and flows nicely.
Alice has been seeing Max in her dreams ever since she was younger. They went on wild, imaginative adventures together such as the Met. Max and Alice become best friends and romantic interests in their dreams.
When Alice starts a new school, she discovers that Max is in her psychology class. This causes Alice to question her sanity and tries to befriend Max. This becomes problematic but helps Alice and Max’s in-real-life friendship evolve.
Throughout the story, Max and Alice are trying to find the answers to why they dream of each other. They remember a place called Center for Dream Discovery (CDD) but they don’t know why they were there.
Dreamology includes claustrophobia and a nut allergy. I feel that these topics are very rare in YA novels. Personally, I don’t relate to these subjects but I think it’s important to point out. If you’re interested in a book that includes these two topics, you should read this! (and just read it anyway xD)
A loved character from this story is Oliver. Oliver is a mischievous, but harmless guy. He is very lovable and I loved when he had page time! He is an interesting character, he helps Alice and is very valuable in her life! Oliver is a character you’ll love by the first few scenes! I loved how his storyline wrapped up.
As side from Oliver, we also meet Sophie- Alice’s friend from where she lived previously. Sophie is a very reliable friend to Alice and felt very realistic! She was always playing detective when trying to solve the Max mystery.
Overall, this was such an enjoyable book that was fast paced – I flew through it! If you haven’t picked this book up yet, I highly recommend!
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