Friday, September 12, 2014
Charli Reviews: Fearsome Dreamer
Author: Laure Eve
Publisher: Hot Key
Date of Publication: October 2013
Source: Review copy from the publisher
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I received a free copy of this book from Hot Key Books in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my review/opinions in any way. Thank you Hot Key!
Going into Fearsome Dreamer I thought it was going to be one of those books that I either loved or hated. I was neither wrong or right about that statement, and you'll see why later in the review. I started it, and I found myself reading 150 pages in about an hour. It was addictive; an intriguing, beautiful concept and a huge amount of gorgeous world-building.
About halfway through, I did find it slowing down, but this wasn't necessarily a bad thing; it made me stop and consider more about the plot and the world. Then, around 90 pages before the end, it got more exciting again, and I liked that.
The romance running through the book was slow developing, but it worked really well and I enjoyed reading about it. With such a complex concept and world, it added another element to the read that I liked.
I think my annoyance with this book was that I found the swapping between point of views and worlds too much. I didn't feel connections to the characters very much, and because of that I couldn't get into it as much as I wanted to.
Although I had a few qualms with this book, Eve writes astonishingly beautiful, and this book is very powerful; with an amazing concept and plot-line.