Dreamweavers by C.C. Ravanera
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
****5 Cranky Stars****
Anima thrives in a parallel world where she harvests human dreams, but she has a secret. She longs for something more. She wants to be a part of it all and not just a visitor in another body.
Something within her is changing, something she can't explain.....no longer is she comfortable in her own skin.
When she suddenly discovers a way to have it all she soon finds out that nothing is as it seems. Everything she's ever known is changing. One things for certain, she's in over her head.
Thrust into a reality where she's killing people, fighting for her very existence and meeting the angel of death. She soon finds out her entire existence has been a lie and she is the only one who can change it.
They call her the savior, but she's just Anima, how can she save everyone when she is unsure if she can save herself?
"Only in dreams had I ever experienced sunlight. The sensation of warmth came from the memories of dreamers; hence, why I knew about its heat."
Dreamweavers centres around Anima who is living in a parallel world. She is a dream harvester, which is central to the survival of the colony she inhabits. Anima wants more from life. Everything is the same; everyone looks the same, but Anima has a spirit of independence that sets her apart and puts her in danger.
This is not my typical genre, but I'm so happy I picked up this book. From the first page, I couldn't put it down and was engrossed with the story. The imagination of this author is phenomenal. CC Ravanera draws you in, providing vivid descriptions of the world she's built, so much so that you feel the emotions of the characters and can see the landscape in your mind's eye.
There are some issues with this book. The pacing of the story drags in some parts and is definitely targeted toward a YA audience. Overall, however, the positives outweigh the flaws, and the engrossing storyline, emotions evoked, imagination of the author, and world she's built deserve a Cranky 5 stars.
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