Title: Fearsome Dreamer
Author: Laure Eve
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: 3 April, 2014
Blurb via Amazon:
In the world of Fearsome Dreamer, England has become Angle Tar – a technophobic and fiercely independent country holding its own against the mass of other nations that is World. Rue is an apprenticed hedgewitch in rural Angle Tar, but she knows she is destined for greater things. After being whisked off to the city by the enigmatic Frith, Rue becomes the student of White, a young Worlder with a Talent that is much in demand: White is no ordinary Dreamer – but then neither is Rue. Both can physically ‘jump’ to different places when they dream – and both have more power than they know. Rue and White find themselves electrically attracted to each other – but who is the mysterious silver-eyed boy stalking Rue’s dreams? And why is he so interested in her relationship with White? Is Rue about to discover just how devastatingly real dreams can be…?
This book is weird as hell,but none the less, I enjoyed it. This book is a mix of genres, that at first, I must admit, confused me. On one hand you have the super advanced World, which is everywhere but Angle Tar. People basically live in virtual worlds. I thought that this aspect made the book have a dystopian quality, because that could actually happen in our society.
Then there is the small island of Angle Tar, which at first appears to be kind of medieval, but seems more advanced as you read on. I had my suspicions that Angle Tar was future England, before it was even mentioned in the book. Turns out that England had been invaded by France. I guess that this is connected to Laure Eve being French-British.
The one thing that I did not like about this book is that the romance was forced and wild. It was not really pleasant to read at all. White and Rue are not a compatible couple and can we all please stop pretending that they even have a chance.
The book ends on a major cliff hanger. It makes me kind of regret not picking up the second book from YALC. I really did like the inclusion of a mysterious monster and also the supernatural elements.
4/5 stars are awarded to ‘Fearsome Dreamer’ by Laure Eve