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Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson Book Review

I love this cover, which reminds me of the movie poster for Upside Down. Dreamland by Robert Anderson is about a girl who can walk through other people’s dreams. She’s not supposed to stick around to get involved, but she does. Full review as soon as I get a copy, here’s the summary.

From immensely talented debut author Robert L. Anderson comes a stunning, complex, and imaginative story about the fine line between dreams and reality that will appeal to fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle.

Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never broken the rules.

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch book review

Ice Like Fire is the second book in the Snow Like Ashes series, “A striking fantasy of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self.” It’s set in a magical fantasy world, and Meira needs to find new sources of magic to continue the battle. As one reviewer says,

“SNOW LIKE ASHES was a magically enchanting world, that I fell in love with! I was swept into a world of magic, lies, destiny, raging war, an evil ruler, determined refugees, slaves bound by chains, and one girl with a light so bright that burned within her like the raging storms pulsing to be let out and unleashed on evil! To say SNOW LIKE ASHES was magical, would be an understatement! It was breathtakingly beautiful!”

Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) Review

Walk on Earth a Stranger is the first book in Rae Carson’s new series, the Gold Seer Trilogy. The premise is brilliant: a historical fiction set during the Gold Rush, featuring a young adult protagonist with one extremely timely supernatural power – she can sense gold around her, like a human metal detector.

I was actually planning to go to the Yukon this summer to look for gold, so I’m already hooked into this story. Of course, such a talented gift would be valuable to a prospector… valuable enough to kill for. Walk on Earth is a clever YA novel with romantic and paranormal proclivities, but it’s Old West setting and theme is sure to be satisfying.

The open, harsh landscape and long distance roaming is common in dystopian or postapocalyptic fiction, but the same mood will be reached in uncivilized America.