"The Dreamer" by E.J. Mellow was captivating - smart, sassy, and emotionally engaging… just how I like my books! ;) ahaha! The characters were well-devloped without seeming forced, and I genuinely wished I could be friends with them - and they were only characters in a book, so that says something!!! Even the ending was well-executed - which is something that is pretty rare to find these days, lemme tell ya! - and I'm legitimately excited for the next book in the trilogy to come out.
Here's the official summary of the book:
"It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.
Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.
There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.
But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?
Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.
The first in a spellbinding contemporary fantasy trilogy, The Dreamer opens doors into the subconscious and follows the journey of a young woman torn between two worlds as she questions the power of the mind and battles between fate and freewill."
…Isn't that intriguing!? Even if you aren't typically into the sci-fi/fantasy genre *arches eyebrow at you knowingly*, I honestly think that wouldn't matter because the plot, itself, is so great. I find psychology so fascinating, so I love how it is a major theme in the text.
Here's some info about the up-and-coming indie author, as well as links to her social media accounts and where you can buy the book so you can read it, too!:
E.J. Mellow is the author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. When she's not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.
Residing in Brooklyn, NY she is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter.
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Disclosure: I have received compensation in the form of a free copy of the text via Worldwind Virtual Book Tours for this post; however, all opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.