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Book Excerpt: DREAM FOREVER by Kit Alloway

Dream Forever_cover imageDREAM FOREVER
Dream Walker #3 By Kit Alloway

YA Fantasy / Released March 28, 2017 by Griffin Teen

“Sometimes people give me special access because I’m Peregrine’s granddaughter.”

That was only part of the truth. Josh had a reputation among dream walkers as a prodigy, and they were usually more than happy to bend over backward for her.

“Ironic,” Feodor said, but he smiled at her in a way that made her feel like he saw right through her. “Unfortunately, triangulating the bodies will give us, at best, a rough idea of where Peregrine might be.”

Not to discount the lives of the five men Peregrine had killed, but Josh had a larger concern. If he found a way back into the Dream, he was likely to hurt a lot more people.  “What are the chances he’ll figure out how to deactivate the symbol?”

Feodor considered. “I could do it. But then, Peregrine is not me.”

“Well, that’s reassuring,” Josh said.

“However . . . the power of obsession to propel a man to acts of which he might not otherwise be capable should not be underestimated.  I believe Peregrine will continue until he finds a way.”

That was not reassuring.

 

Kit Alloway CREDIT Fusion PhotographyKIT ALLOWAY writes primarily for young adults, having always had an affection for teenagers. In addition to writing, she plays various musical instruments, decorates cakes, mixes essential oils, and studies East European languages. She lives in Louisville, KY with her family and four very tiny dogs.

NewRelease:DREAMWORLD by Kit Alloway

51p4v2hbcwl-_sx341_bo1204203200_DREAMWORLD / Two books in one:  DREAMFIRE AND DREAMFEVER by Kit Alloway / Fantasy / Released Jan 10, 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty.  She’s the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and batter nightmares.  If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream would boil over and release nightmares into the world.

Despite Josh’s reputation as a dream walking prodigy, she’s haunted by her mistakes.  A lapse in judgement and the death of someone she loved have shaken her confidence.  Now she’s been assigned an apprentice, a boy whose steady gaze sees right through her, and she’s almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed.  But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn’t just Will that Josh has to protect – it’s the whole World.

Coming March 2017 – DREAM FOREVER, the final book in this trilogy.

Review: DREAMFIRE by Kit Alloway

DreamfireDreamfire by Kit Alloway

St. Martin’s Griffin / Feb 2015 ~ 4.5 Stars

This well written debut novel introduces readers to Joshlyn Weaver, a dream walker who like other members of her family saves people from their worst nightmares. She either solves the problem, wakes up the person who is actually dreaming or aborts the mission – escapes from the nightmare. Dreamwalkers are just as human as those they try to protect and they can die in the nightmare worlds too. Joshlyn knows this better than anyone. She lost her boyfriend and her mother in one of those realms.

Now, on her 17th birthday, Joshlyn is considered an adult by her society and one of the best, most talented dreamwalkers of her generation. With the new status, comes a new responsibility. She must train an apprentice.

Will delivers pizzas and never expects an introduction to literally strange new worlds when he agrees to a job interview at the Weaver household. Abandoned by his own parents, he finds solace in self-help books. This knowledge will not only help when he begins entering other people’s nightmares, it also helps with his “trainer,” who suffers from PTSD. Despite his background or perhaps because of it, Will is kind, empathetic and a healer who doubles as a warrior. Then again, he could be a warrior who doubles as a healer.

As the nightmares intensify during Will’s training, the two find themselves contending with gas-masked adversaries who break what Josh thinks of as the tenets of dream walking. Her usual allies in the so-called, “real” world just aren’t there for her this time. Tensions mount, not just with what she faces, but also between her and Will when she finds herself attracted to him. And then she has high school too! Aargh!

The story started out a bit slowly, but the pacing eventually picked up by about a third of the way into the book. Kit Alloway’s descriptions of the nightmare worlds entranced, horrified and trapped the reader as much as the characters. Some of these characters weren’t as well developed as they could have been, but there were sufficient hints at the beginning to let me know who Josh trusted and didn’t trust.

Hopefully, this is the beginning of a series since there were unanswered questions and unresolved issues between Josh and Will. They are falling in love, but more importantly they “like” each other and they are “real” partners, which will hopefully save both their lives. Now, if Alloway will only write another book about Josh and Will to share what happens to them after this story because it simply can’t end here.

This review was provided by Shannon Kennedy for her column Shannon’s Space in the April 2015 issue of The Book Breeze.