ever since her father's death, Emily had been taking care of her mother, Lily. the female in their family were dreamwalkers, having the ability to explore the dream worlds for as long as they choose, which on the surface seemed just like hibernating. Lily had refused to move on from the death of her husband, but to repeatedly reliving their memory by revisiting the moments in her dreams. for years, Emily had written a series of books, published under the name of her mother, earning enough income to put them in a secluded apartment. however, when she met Gabe, a new guy in school that was a huge fan of her series, who also stumbled upon her secret, she frantically tried to dismiss him but to no avail.
i received a free e-book from the author in exchanged for a review. the first half of the book was an absolutely fast read. Emily was a character so believable that it was easy to step in her shoes, imagining the things she did to protect her mother and herself. Gabe was an acceptable character, he may not be a lovable one but his boyfriend role was understandable in a YA novel. Evan on the other hand was far from believable. at some point, i hoped for him to be a villain, to at least complicate things, making them interesting when the dream-jumping got dull. i was surprised to find myself losing interest with the repetitive idea of dream-jumping during the second half of the book, because losing interest at this point of any book rarely happened. i was pleased that in the end, everything worked out even though it was highly expected.
author: M. Kircher