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Ashlynn's Dreams Paperback – June 28, 2010
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More About the Author
She has had the recent privilege of working with some extremely talented people: Timothy Sparvero (artist - book covers), Kristin Condon (actress - narrator for audiobooks), and Matthew Tanner (music composer for audiobooks)
She enjoys warm (not hot) weather, tea, coffee, reading, writing, teaching, and listening to books on CD.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a very interesting book, told in a unique way. The ability to read the letters sent from Jillian and Danielle to Dr. S (Dr. Stephanie Sokolowski) is a great way to learn what happens to the characters in their own words, You also see letters from another of Devya's Children, as well as from friends and family members. The letters are pretty much in chronological order, though of course they are written after the fact, looking back at the ordeal from a safe perspective. This allows the writers to tell the truth, though you can sense that just as in any story, there is more going on than what you are seeing. Or in this case, reading.
I look forward to future books in this series and would recommend it to young adults and adults both, as it is a book that can be enjoyed by a variety of ages. I would rate this at 4 1/2 stars, but unfortunately Amazon doesn't accept half stars.Read more ›
Gilbert's ability to craft imaginative ideas is out in full force here, something that is very important when one of your main characters has the ability to not only step into other people's dreams, but modify them (don't fear, this is no Inception rip off). Gilbert does an amazing job of telling us a lot about the different characters in this book simply by letting us see what consumes them as they dream. But dreams aren't the only place in which Gilbert's imagination shines. She has built a very compelling world of scientific breakthroughs, showing the possibilities of what could happen, should man conquer the human genome and truly be able to bring us to our fullest potentials.
This book is a great start to what I'm guessing is a fantastical series (known as Devya's Children). In fact, the only reason this book gets a middling rating from me is that it sags somewhat in the middle under the weight of a hefty dose of exposition and character development.Read more ›
Filled with plenty of action and interesting characters- I believe this book makes a thrilling read. The Author's vivid descriptions make you feel like you are right there beside the two girls during the whole ordeal. This would even make a pretty cool 'matrix like' movie!
Review Written by:
Virginia Lori Jennings
Author of 'The Alien Mind'
This reviewer received a free review copy for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have said this time and time again, that when a book has multiple POV's that switch within a story it can be difficult for me to follow. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ciara Elizabeth
The author gave me this book to read, since I really liked her Lei Crime Kindle World Shadow Council series. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jeanne
I don't usually read a lot of middle grade books but this one sounded interesting. Jillian and her babysitter Danielle were kidnapped and taken to a secret... Read more
I was a little confused at first due to the epistolary form, switching narrators, and the fake southern accent Jillian spoke with, but once I got into the story and was... Read morePublished 7 months ago by yaratr
This was a very unusually written story and I got the audio version of it. If any of you are planning on a long road trip and dread the usual "are we there yet? Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Drawn into understanding a complex story with multiple character development with each chapter. What starts out as a bit confusing to the reader unfolds as a complex drama that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by tony b
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
I was excited at the "idea" of the book. But the way it was written drove me nuts. Read more
A child kidnapped is a horrible thing. Children are helpless and depend on adults to take care of them. Some adults cannot be trusted, however. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Beverly's Reviews
THIS AUTHOR IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! Rather than address the story contained in Ashlynn's Dreams, I want to address the writer, Julie Gilbert. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Raine Award Winning Author