Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book Review: Legacy of a Dreamer (Dreamer Series Book #1) by Allie Jean

FTC:: This post was written for CM Books, who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book: 

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.
My thoughts about the book: 
I wasn't sure I would like this book when I read the description on the back but I decided to give it a try anyway. The book starts off well, but I did not like it even though I wanted to.  I really enjoyed hearing about Chantal's life in foster care along with the excitement and worry about turning 18 and being out on her own.  After that the book started going downhill for me. There was a lot of action but nothing to keep me interested in what happens to Chantal. I did like how the author wove angels and oracles into her plot but it was not enough to keep me interested. 
 About the 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.

Title: Legacy of a Dreamer (Dreamer Series #1)
Author: Allie Jean
Genre: YA

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FTC:: This post was written for CM Books, who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
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