Title: The Waking Dreamer
Author: J.E. Alexander
Published: September 22nd 2013 by Mechanical Owl Media
Type: Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: Sign Copy from the Author for a honest review.
Paperback, 343 pages
Summery:Emmett’s dream is always the same. Tingling with half-forgotten memories, he stands in an unknown room surrounded by mirrors, curio cabinets, and nesting dolls. A painting, Belshazzar’s Feast, hangs on the wall, its disembodied hand numbering the King’s final days. Then comes the stranger, the serpent-wielding young woman with the glittering amber eyes. Her words are always the same. Emmett will soon save her. Then the supposed hero awakens to his unremarkable life, awaiting the next night and the same maddeningly familiar dream.
Seventeen-year-old orphan Emmett Brennan remembers nothing of his past—not the boiler room in which his needle-ravaged mother gave birth to him, nor the Druids who tenderly delivered him. He can’t remember the cabal-summoned Revenant that clawed itself from shadow to hunt him, or why his mystical midwives hid him from the necromantic creature. Approaching adulthood, he is unaware of the dark forces that still search for him or the mysterious sentinels who secretly protect him, but on the eve of his eighteenth birthday that will change. The Revenants will find him. Only the young woman from his dreams can help him confront all he was once made to forget. Together, they will brave the nightmarish landscape Emmett’s waking world will soon become.
* I received the book from the author for a honest review
The book is counted as a Young-Adult and New Adult. My first thought before i started reading the book was ” I LOVE the cover” Seriously tho whoever did the cover art did such a amazing job on it. I love every part of the art work. The quotes in the beginning with William Blake and Alice in Wonderland was so spot on, fantastic way to start the book.
The beginning did confuse me just a little bit, i didn’t really get what was going on until i kept reading and all made somewhat sense and i was like “Oh yeahhhh”. I really enjoyed all the movie references, some where my favorites. I really liked Emmett’s personally and could relate to him to a certain extent. he reminds me of well a male version of me when it comes to my nerdy obsessions.
The Book was packed with things that bump into the night, loved J.E Alexander’s imagination. Emmett heads out town to search for his mother. What just seemed like a somewhat simple trip to Florida minus no money and a almost broken down car can get ya. Turns in to a crazy Adventure of survival with monsters and spooky mythical creatures, full of twist an turns.
The Story can get a little complex and parts i didn’t really get but overall thought the story was a fun and unique. I can’t say that i 100% love it, but i did like it and do recommend the book. I really feel like the guy readers in the world would like the book. Thumps up to the author.
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