Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Dreamwalker

~Title:The Dreamwalker (The Witch Lake Chronicles)
~By: Lillian Bishop and Constance Williams
~GenresYA Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
~My Copy~
~Kindle eBook
~PublishedMay 17th, 2013
~Pages211

~Synopsis (from Goodreads)~
"Everyone loves a good mystery – and Sam Gardener is certainly one of those. Abruptly pulled from school years before, nobody has seen or heard from him since – until now. Returning to high school for his senior year, he is not the same friendly boy his classmates remember, and the rumors are flying. None, however, come close to the truth. The bearer of a strange and frightening supernatural ability, Sam strives to regain control of his life.

Along with some unlikely new friends with secrets of their own, Sam learns that his own mystery is only the tip of the iceberg in the quaint town of Witch Lake. With their help, he must learn the strength of his own gift, and lose the fear that comes with it. With their help, he can stand against the gathering darkness. Together, they can face the truth of Witch Lake, but alone? They will be lost beneath the surface, drowning in depths none could foresee."
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~My Rating: 4/5 Roses!
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~My Review~
The synopsis for this story had me intrigued right away.  “Everyone loves a good mystery” is basically true, and I'm certainly one of them.  This book didn't disappoint, and gave me a whole new outlook on the possibility of dreams.  I was hoping for a good story, but it was even better than I expected.

This plot is simply fantastic- very original and creative.  I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I'll simply say that the idea behind this story is fascinating, and had my imagination spinning.  The mystery and suspense presented was exciting and intriguing.  The main characters were very interesting, all having their own secrets and problems.  The side characters helped create a well rounded story, and gave it a sense of depth.  The surprises that popped up were awesome, and the ending was completely unexpected, and left me wanting more.  

The overall writing was good, although the writing style and I clashed a bit.  Some parts seemed redundant, and slightly like repetitive filler, and there were some grammar issues.  I did very much enjoy reading this book, though!  The authors did a fantastic job of pulling me into Sam's world, showing what his life is like, living with the dangerous supernatural ability he has.  Overall, I feel this is a solid four star mystery adventure.  Definitely a book I'd recommend to any YA, supernatural, or paranormal fan.

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the authors, to read in exchange for an honest review.
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~Book & Buy Links~
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~Author Links: Constance Williams~
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~Author Links: Lillian Bishop~