Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Love this book so much! From the first word, we are plunged straight into the action. This author really knows how to write fight scenes! The plot kept me guessing, and I loved discovering the Dream kingdoms. The world-building is just amazing! So imaginative and different from anything I’ve ever read. I adore every single character; they are all so different! I especially love that the genius little sister has my name, but spells it differently, “Kaylie”. The main character, Archer, is a great hero! Brave and strong, but flawed and prideful. He makes mistakes and regrets them, learns his lesson, then makes mistakes again. A well-rounded character, and I loved seeing him taking care of his family. The dynamic between Archer’s friends and acquaintances both in Reality and in the Dream was really interesting. Do we like them? Do we trust them? Are they good people or bad? So much mystery with the relationships between people and how they fit into the overall plot. What secrets are they hiding? It was especially engaging to see them all grow and change and fall. I was laughing and crying and gasping in surprise. I was sitting on the edge of my seat, all my nerves tense with suspense. I can’t get enough of this author! I want to read all his books. Search for the Shadow Key by Wayne Thomas Batson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m so in love with this series! The dreamscape is incredibly imaginative. There’s always something new to discover beyond what we’ve already seen in the first book. The plot keeps me guessing the entire time, and the action just never stops. I love every single character, both the old characters from the first book and the new characters that are introduced. This second book is just as good as the first book in the series, which doesn’t happen often with series. I was so inspired by Archer’s courage and faith. There is a scene where he is encouraging his little brother, and he shows so much strength of character and compassion. I really fell in love with him right there. Archer still has a lot to learn and a lot of growth in this book though. He is not a static character at all! I love seeing the development for all these characters. Kaylie is growing into quite a formidable little person. Even the villains are changing and developing in this book in unexpected ways. There is a forcefulness in the writing and an immediacy to the pacing that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. I am dying to read the rest of these books!
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