Author: Kit Alloway
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Paperback: 320 pages
Feodor is dead. But he isn’t gone.
Every night, Josh’s dreams are full of his memories—his life, his inventions, and his descent into madness. With her best friend still in a coma, her boyfriend traumatized by his near-death experience, and her abilities as the True Dream Walker nowhere to be found, the temptation to use Feodor’s ideas to her own advantage is almost irresistible.
As her grandfather schemes to take control of the dream-walker government, Josh and Will join forces with a deposed princess against him. But they’ll need help from both their friends and their enemies to stop Peregrine this time, and ultimately Josh will have to choose between saving the world and saving her relationship with Will.
This book was intriguing. I can’t say that I liked the book but there is something that draws you in and keeps you interested. Dreamfever is the second book in the Dreamfire series. I recommend that you read Dreamfire first only because I was lost a good portion of the book trying to figure out what is happening.
The story is about Josh, who was affected in the first book along with others, and how she tries to make the dream world safer. But she ends up doing just the opposite whether she realizes it or not. Will is Josh’s boyfriend and is mentally breaking down. He tries to hold it together and does whatever he can to keep everything the same. His only problem is that he was traumatized to a degree he does not even think he will recover from. The only new character in this book is Mirren and I am not really sure how I feel about her. She brings in a new dynamic to the group and I like that she sees everything in a different perspective. Besides that, there is no depth to her character. She is just there to take up space even though a good chunk of the book is about her. The one character I want to learn more about is Feodor. He is apparently this mad scientist that helped try to kill Josh, Will, and their friends. But in this book you see a different side of him. There is just enough about him that keeps you intrigued. Then there is Haley, a sweet, shy boy that sees things with his touch. It is a great and terrible gift that a lesser man would not be able to handle and would probably make them go crazy.
If I could go back in time I would have not read this book. I would have read the other book first and then go from there. But even then I am not sure I would still read it. The story was everywhere and you cannot connect with any of the characters. If you decide you still want to read this book, make sure that you read Dreamfire first, otherwise you will be confused for the majority of the book trying to figure out what is going on.
This book was given to me through goodreads giveaway in exchange for a honest review.