Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book Review: Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox

Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet

Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox

Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 384
Acquired: April 2011
Book of Your Shelf? No
Why I have it: Book Battle
Series: Dreamhunter Duet (1)

The Place is where dreamhunters go to find dreams. Dreams that are very different than the ones we have ourselves. These dreams can be shared and shown in a way similar to our movies. Only a select few have the ability to capture dreams from the Place and share them with other nearby sleepers. Laura and her father are two of these people.

When Laura's father, the first dreamhunter known to exist, disappears she has to follow a strange trail of clues to find out what he was working on. A trail that leads to many disturbing discoveries. Will she have to strength to carry on and follow in his footsteps, or will she instead choose to follow the status quo and let his knowledge disappear as he did?

I found the story fascinating. There were so many different levels of relationships and personalities that were explored without making the characters overly complicated. The world was where the author lost me a little. There was so much that I just didn't understand. While it was all made clear as the story continued on, I feel like there were many things that I missed and would have understood or appreciated more had I known more about the world itself. It led to a bit of a disjointed story.


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