Today I am reviewing Dream Keeper by Amber Duell and participating in Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour for its release! First I would like to say thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for an ARC of this book! Dream Keeper was published January 29th so now everyone can enjoy the story as I did.
I really really enjoyed this book. The second I saw it I was intrigued. The cover art is beautiful and I really enjoyed the summary. There is not a lot of modern interpretations of the Sandman myth and I think Duell has an interesting take on it. The whole concept of the Sandman and the Weaver ruling the dream realm was so rich and enjoyable to read.
The actual plot of the book is about a girl named Nora sees the Sandman in her dreams. However, when she tried to tell people, they didn’t believe her, said it was just her imagination. The Sandman planted a dream inside of her mind to keep the nightmare realm at bay. Now the ruler of the Nightmare realm, the Weaver, has come to collect her, and the dream.
When her friends start mysteriously dying in their sleep, Nora learns that what she sees in her dreams, including the Sandman, may not be imaginary after all.
One thing I like about how the story is told is that we get both Nora and the Sandman’s perspectives throughout the book. We get to see their relationship develop on both sides and it makes for a more engaging story.
I know this book just came out but now I can’t wait for the second installment in this trilogy, I give this book:
You can find more information about the book below!
About the Book:
Title: DREAM KEEPER
Author: Amber R. Duell
Pub. Date: January 29, 2019
Publisher: The Parliament House
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Kobo
The Sandman is seventeen-year-old Nora’s closest friend and best-kept secret. He has to be, if she doesn’t want a one-way ticket back to the psychiatrist. It took her too long to learn not to mention the hooded figure in her dreams to her mother, who still watches Nora as if she’ll crack. So when Nora’s friends start mysteriously dying gruesome deaths in their sleep, she isn’t altogether surprised when the police direct their suspicion at her. The Sandman is the only one she can turn to for answers. But the truth might be more than she bargained for…
For the last five years, the Sandman has spent every night protecting Nora. When he hid the secret to the Nightmare Lord’s escape inside her dreams, he never expected to fall in love with her. Neither did he think his nemesis would find her so quickly, but there’s no mistaking his cruel handiwork. The Nightmare Lord is tired of playing by the rules and . will do anything to release his deadly nightmares into the world, even if that means tormenting Nora until she breaks. When the Nightmare Lord kidnaps Nora’s sister, Nora must enter enemy territory to save her. The Sandman is determined to help, but if Nora isn’t careful, she could lose even more than her family to the darkness.
Amber R. Duell was born and raised in a small town in Central New York. While it will always be home, she’s constantly moving with her husband and two sons as a military wife. Before becoming published, she had a wide range of occupations including banking, bartending (though she’s never tried alcohol), and phlebotomy (though she faints with needles). She also volunteered as a re-enactor at the local Revolutionary War fort and worked near shelter cats which led to her previous crazy cat lady status. She does her best writing in the middle of the night, surviving the daylight hours with massive amounts of caffeine. Her favorite stories are dark with a touch of romance and a villain you either love to hate or hate to love.
When not reading or writing, she enjoys snowboarding, embroidering, snuggling with her cat, and staying up way too late to research genealogy. She loves to travel and has visited more countries than states. Kissing the Blarney Stone and hand-feeding monkeys in the mountains of France will be hard to beat, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to find the next real-life adventure.
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XOXO Shelby Grace