Sunday, 18 August 2013
Review #155: Legacy of a Dreamer- Allie Jean
Summary: Chantal Breelan is a ward of the state, living under the care of a woman who is cold and heartless. Her past is a mystery, and her future is even more uncertain. She can’t recall why she had been taken from her parents and so she’s left with nothing but an empty hole where her childhood should have been. When she awakens from her nightmares, she’s left with terrible, violent images, as well as a boy whose face is oddly familiar, yet can’t be placed.
Scared and alone, Chantal begins to confide in an imaginary friend – a shadow in the shape of a man who stands in the corner of her room. She is comforted when she believes he listens to her.
On her eighteenth birthday, Chantal is forced to leave her foster home. She moves to New York City, but the start of her new life doesn’t begin as smoothly as she’d hoped. In this environment, she faces a whole new set of challenges.
One night at a subway station, Chantal meets a young boy who runs away from her, and she’s compelled to follow him down into the tunnels. But this Rabbit Hole reveals a world where reality is a nightmare. Her dreams are clues to her future, and her life becomes twisted and dangerous when she learns that things that go bump in the night are not just in fairy tales and childhood stories.
Title: Legacy of a Dreamer
Author: Allie Jean
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was another book on my to read list for the Sweet 16 Summer Splash challenge. I really love this cover! (Well the goodreads cover is different). Legacy of a Dreamer was such an original read. I loved how Allie Jean vividly describes the dreams and it really makes you want to learn more about the dreamers. I also loved the concept if the females as dreamers and the makes as warriors. This book was on the shorter side but it had a Ron of action and it was an easy read the kept me interested though out. There was a promise if romance; even though it will be hard, in book two and I can't wait. And the sexual tension is CRAZY!!
Despite Chantal being a female character with a less than ideal upbringing she still found a way to be a strong heroine. I loved that she was willing to risk herself to save the others. Mathias can be my warrior anyday!! Even if he has to hide in the shadows haha. I can't wait to find out where their romance leads if it even goes anywhere. I also am excited to learn more about both the dreamers and the warriors.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a fast paced read with a lot of action. I am very excited to get to read the second novel because netgalley also gifted me a copy of it :)
About this author
Allie Jean was born with an overactive imagination. She spent her childhood inventing stories and telling tales. Her mind never shut down, even while she slept. Vivid dreams containing extensive, elaborate plot lines of good overcoming evil villains captured her nightly visions, lingering into her waking hours and filling the pages of her well-loved bounded diaries. She was encouraged by her parents, even at a young age, to write down her tales, and it has remained a somewhat secret hobby. As a busy wife, mother and critical care nurse, Allie’s love of storytelling has been reborn through the adventures of her unforgettable characters.