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 birth place, Revera – the world of Dreams.
However, in Revera there is no balance between good, the Light
Casters, and darkness, the Shadow Casters, and Chastity is 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.
(Blurb from Goodreads)
I was supposed to review this Young Adult Fantasy by Adrienne Woods months ago, so I wanted to give my apologies! Life got in the way. I want to start out by addressing the cover, it’s perfect! The colors, the fantasy aspect, it’s one of the best covers I’ve seen in a while.
The book starts out with a little too much world building for my taste. I understand that we need to catch the reader up, but I just felt like it was too much at once, and maybe it could have been weaved into the story instead. But, it was just for the first few pages and then the reader gets introduced to the main character, Chastity, and it was very easy to get into the book at that point.
I really liked Chastity, she was vulnerable, yet at the same time she was able to hold her ground. She has problems with her classmates yet she is still able to do the right thing.
This book is filled with magic, dreams, and romance. Light reminded me why I read fantasy; I enjoyed it so much.
***I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.***