Mr. Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da…..Seventeen-year-old Chastity Blake knows the Sandman is just a silly children’s story parents tell their children to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious, light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a deep, sound sleep. Fearing she had lost her mind, Chastity soon discovers the shocking truth of her heritage- she is a Dream Caster. Chastity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain, or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birthplace, Revera – the world of Dreams. However, in Revera, there is no balance between good, the Light Casters, and darkness, the Shadow Casters, and Chastity are caught square in the middle. She soon learns that there is no place for anyone containing both the light and the darkness within them, and the shocking truth that if anyone in Revera ever discovered her shadow self, Chastity would be thrown into the Oblivion – the world of Nightmares. Dreams are always more than they seem, and this time Chastity is going to discover just how different they can be.
“Though a little hard to get into a first, this coming of age teen/young adult novel is very different from most of the books out there, Chastity has discovered she is a Dream Caster, think Mr. Sandman, a heritage that seems to sneak up on her one day while in high school. What makes matters worse is this knowledge brings her face to face with a war that has been raging between the Dream and Shadow casters that could destroy both her world and Earth.
I enjoyed this story though I wished Chastity was written a little better, instead of being annoying at times. The concept was so well written and her teenage angst and labeling tended to overshadow that. I still give it a good score because overall the book was really good. I hope the next will be even better.”
About Adrienne Woods Adrienne Woods is a USA Today Bestselling author, living in South Africa.
She’s been in love with books all her life and knew at the age of 13 that she is going to be a writer one day.
That dream happened ten years ago and she started to pen her stories down on paper. Firebolt, her debut novel, was released 4 years after that, and she hasn’t stopped since.
Now she almost has 15 novels under her belt, and it doesn’t look like she is going to stop soon.
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