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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Dreamer by Ja-Mel Vinson--Blog Tour and Review

I have been an early follower of the blogger Shealea.  Her blog can now be found at Shut Up Shealea.  When I learned that Shealea was embarking on her first blog tour, I read the summary of debut fantasy Dreamer by Ja-Mel Vinson, and was intrigued.  So I joined the blog tour.   I was provided with a review copy free of charge by Shealea's Caffeine Book Tours. My review is below.


My Review:

I pretty much knew that I was in a very different world when protagonist Maya Lilac arrives at her college dorm.  The world building is detailed without being overwhelming.  Information is presented to readers on a need to know basis which I consider ideal.  There are no lengthy info dumps.

Dreamer is a New Adult novel which means that this is a coming of age narrative.  Maya retains a number of adolescent traits as the book opens, but she is forced to mature over the course of the intensely dramatic story line.

Maya is placed in the rather unenviable position of having to make some horrendous choices.  Sometimes there are ethical dilemmas in which all alternatives result in heart-rending consequences.  At such times there are no easy answers.  This is a dark novel, but I thought it was an honest and insightful one.

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