Dreamcasters: Light by Adrienne Woods [eARC]

Title: Light
Series:  Dreamcasters, #1
Author: Adrienne Woods
Published: May 29, 2015
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.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book has an intriguing fabrication of magic, fantasy, romance and adventure. Although the world building is good and interesting, there are still some flaws on how some chapters tend to be monotonous. The stream of the story did not quite keep me as engaged as I hoped it would.

I personally struggled in remembering the names and "terms" in this book. It was actually a lot to take in if you ask me. I sometimes ask myself: "What??" and ended reading the whole phrase again. Yeah, sucks for me. But despite the book’s shortcomings and flaws, I still had a good time reading the story.

The characters are all easy to connect with. I get where all the angst and indifference are coming with every character. And I think this is the best part of the book. I love Chastity, she is every bit the bad ass heroine I always look for in a female protagonist. I just didn’t like how uninteresting the romance between Chastity and Leigh. It lacks something and I just can't figure out what it is. But still I am looking forward on how their unusual relationship will end up. And Mr. Grey.. Oh! I just love him, I just wanted to know the mystery about this powerful Anitule.

Recommended? Yes.


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