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The Dream Engine (Volume 1) Paperback – July 17, 2014
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Let me tell you...I was blown away. I knew this was a long book, and I have out-grown many of the novels that could be considered Young Adult. This book was very fast paced. I was NEVER bored, and I never felt like anything was over-explained or lingered for too long. I am left thinking about what is going to happen next, and I have not been excited for a series like this in a long time.
The plot of the book is difficult to describe to anyone without giving away any spoilers. I think that if you are a fan of Harry Potter, Dr. Who, or Steampunk in general, this book is for you.
I would feel 100% comfortable giving this book to a 10 year old, but I could also see myself giving it to a 25-year old fantasy fan.
A fun and fast read, this book is opening a whole new world and I can't wait to read more stories set in it.
As a 21 year old who LOVES to read and YA is most than likely my favorite genre, I can easily say this has become one of my all time favorite books.
This two amazing writers (sorry Dave) created an incredible world filled with so much potential. This is the start of something incredible. The journey you go through in this book will make you doubt about reality and your perspective about everything will shift. In a good way.
Not only the world is beautiful, but the characters are so lively and so well done that you can actually feel them. Seriously, I've read so many books and I think I've never actually seen (read) a teenage character ACTUALLY SPEAK LIKE A TEENAGE PERSON. And that is something that really stands out and makes it easy for the reader to identify with Eila.
This is a truly must read for anyone who likes YA, SciFi, SteamPunk, and Fantasy.
It's simply... Amazing. Can't wait for the next installment. (Really, I'm dying for more)
Eila Doyle has been having dreams, or maybe nightmares - she's not sure. The only thing she is sure about is that she shouldn't be having them. Not at all. No one does. Is she going mad, or is she tentatively grasping at the truth that has been hidden for centuries?
The Dream Engine is a fantastic coming of age tale that probes the boundaries of reality and fantasy, control and chaos. When Eila seeks to find answers to her sudden visions, she is sucked down a rabbit hole of discovery that will forever change her, her family, and life as she knows it. Platt and Truant have constructed a new world loaded with dissonance, where machine and mind collide and collaborate, where societies are free and, yet, imprisoned. A world where all of past understanding and future perceptions depend on one girl getting it right, facing her fears, and coming to an understanding of who she is, what she can do, and why she should act.
This is a page turner that will have you up late into the night, and I couldn't recommend it more.
Note: It is particularly amazing how good The Dream Engine is when you consider that it was written in just thirty days. That's right - start to finish - in 30 days! So impressive and mindboggling.
I have read other books by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. All of them have been good to super good. These guys are seriously talented. But don't take my word for it - read some of their other books :-)
When 15 year old Eila begins having visions in her sleep of a darker, dirtier version of Waldron’s Gate - like a photograph’s negative - she questions her own sanity and everything she’s ever known.
The Dream Engine opens a new world and a new series, rich with promise and potential. I read The Dream Engine in a matter of days and I’m looking forward to book 2 in the series (and 3 and 4 and … ). Even if I have to give up my "Crumble" to read them.
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