Riley Bloom #3 Drømmeland
Series: Riley Bloom #3
Author: Alyson Noël
Published in English: 2011
Dansk titel: Drømmeland
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it’s her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who’s been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears.
I didn’t think the quality of the work could drop any lower but I was wrong! This book deserves to get a zero to be honest. However, I’m going with a one star rating since I actually finished the book after all. The book’s plot is killing me. I thought it was probably the least interesting of all the main plots so far. I felt like I’ve wasted my time reading about Riley Bloom because she’s not that interesting. The only bright moment in this, was when we had a little insight in how Ever was doing.
It’s easy to read and doesn’t have that many pages, so if you still think she’s interesting, well no one but yourself stands in the way of reading about Riley’s life after death.
I’m starting to sense a bit of change in her though, and maybe there’s even hope for the last book! She’s still bratty as ever and still think she’s much better than anyone else is, but we are beginning to get a little sense of whom she really is.
Now when it comes to the other characters in the book, they seem superficial and unimportant. I don’t really see a purpose for them at all. Even the classic struggle between good and bad fell flat to me.
I just feel like I’ve read the same sentences multiple times and each of the books are a copy of the previous one, with only a few minor changes.