Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Review: The Dreamcatcher (Dreamland #1.5) by E.J. Mellow

*I recieved a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*

Title: The Dreamcatcher
Author: E.J. Mellow
My rating: 5 swoon-worthy hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: February 26th 2016
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
SynopsisHe captured hearts and now he’s captured the spotlight.

Experience The Dreamcatcher, a novella comprised of scenes from The Dreamer told from Dev’s point of view, as well as seven extra scenes that did not appear in book one!

*This is a companion piece to The Dreamland Series and is to be read after The Dreamer for story consistency and spoilers.* (synopsis from Goodreads)
My thoughts: In all of Terra! In The Dreamer, I absolutely LOVED really liked Dev. In The Dreamcatcher, I got to know him better, and now I love him even more, if that was even possible. The Dreamcatcher was awesome! I loved reading about Dev, and even though I already knew what would happen because I’ve read The Dreamer, the author managed to keep it interesting.

I love Dev!

Do I even have to start? I already stated how much I love Dev, and this book just made me love him more. Not only is he really hot (not that I’m shallow or anything, but I love a hot male as much as the next fangirl), but I also love that he can be both really sweet and protective and sarcastic. I just love Dev.

   The plot was good. I had already read The Dreamer, so I was a bit worried it would be boring, that it wouldn’t feel different enough to enjoy the same story again, but from another perspective, because I know that often happens with books like this. Boy, was I wrong. I think it was really smart of Mellow to make it a novella and not a full length novel, because that meant she could cut out some things from The Dreamer that wasn’t necessary, and add some new scenes that weren’t in The Dreamer. That kept the book interesting and kept me hooked, and whenever I had to do something else, I kept wishing I could read, because I needed more of Dev.

   I also really liked seeing Terra from Dev’s perspective. It was really different to see it from a nocturna’s eyes than from Molly’s. And I really love this world the author’s created. Not only is it really cool, but it feels so real! I’d almost forgotten how it is to read her books, how you get so completely lost in them that you forget about everything!

The writing is out of this world!

   One of the things I love with this series is the writing. Her characters really feel like more than just characters in a book. They really go off the pages. I’ve read a lot of books, and I know that writing like this is really rare. There is good writing and then there is writing like this, that is just so real that it’s almost scary how an author can, with just words on a page, make a Fantasy world feel so real.

   After reading this, I need The Destined now more than ever! October 17th can’t come soon enough!

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