REVIEW: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

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“The whole class is quiet now, staring at me. Including the boy of my dreams, who just became a reality.”

Back of the book blurb:

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

A message from the cosmos:

Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780062380005

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My rating:

I feel like I always gush about the covers of books, but honestly… how could I not gush about that cover?! Honestly so beautiful. And it’s even prettier in person. So, props to Natalie C. Sousa for designing that! Amazing!!

            Dreamology first introduces us to our protagonist, Alice, in a dream. And her dreams normally always feature her dream boy, Max. They do all of these extravagant things from dancing at the Met, to exploring different countries, to floating on clouds. Alice and Max are in love; however, Max isn’t real...

            Except when he is real. Alice ends up moving from New York to Boston into her late grandmother’s home. And on her first day of school, she finds out that Max is definitely real, but he’s definitely not the adventurous, happy-go-lucky boy she fell in love with.

“’Alice, since the day I met you, you’ve been nothing but weird. News flash, I like it.’”

            I absolutely enjoyed Alice. Her voice is impeccable, she’s funny without trying too hard, and she sees the world in such vivid colors, it’s hard to not get lost in her vision. And my heart broke just as hard as hers did when those colors were taken away. (I don’t want to spoil anything, but the dream sequence during this part is so sad.)

            Speaking of dream sequences, all of the dreams that feature in this novel were probably my favorite parts. It was so fun to see inside Alice’s head and kind of piece together what she’s thinking. Plus, I love anything glamorous or outrageous. Which most of her dreams were!

“I didn’t realize there was a good kind of dizzy until this.

            Another favorite part of Dreamology was Max and how much he cared for Alice. He’s so… dreamy (sorry). And I love that he was just as into Alice as she was into him, even though he couldn’t really show it due to unforeseen circumstances on Alice’s part. Max was so cute, though!!! I love that he would tease Alice and challenge her to be a better version of herself. And I love that he accepted Alice for who she was and only wanted to see her succeed. It was so great.

“Jeremiah, meet Alice. It’s a little too soon to tell, but I’m pretty sure she is going to be my first wife.”

            As much as I loved Max, I also fell in love with Oliver, the token silly, I-never-take-anything-seriously friend. These are my favorite friends and I always have a soft spot for them. And I wanted more Oliver, honestly. But if things go well between him and Sophie, Alice’s best friend, who I also adored, well, I smell a sequel in the future! At least… I hope so. And it needs to be Oliver and Sophie’s story! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

            I seriously adored Dreamology—from its cover to its content, this book gave me hope that maybe the boy of my dreams does exist somewhere out there and hopefully he’s dreaming of me, too.

Happy Reading!
The Cosmic Reader

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