Author: Lucy Keating
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
Whimsical, romantic and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel will win readers’ hearts.
5 out of 5 Stars
What if your dreams suddenly became your reality?
In Dreamology, Alice’s dreams start to become reality when she and her father move from New York to Boston. On her first day at her new school, Alice runs into the boyfriend of her dreams, Max. Too bad Max has no idea who Alice is. Not only that, Max is a completely different person than he was in her dreams. He’s nowhere near as nice and has a beautiful girlfriend who’s not Alice. Alice can’t understand how the two different versions of Max could be so different when they’re the same person. It’s heartbreaking for her.
Max isn’t as clueless as he seems, though. He, too, remembers Alice from his dreams. It’s something he’s only willing to admit when parts of their dreams alarmingly start to become reality.
Together, Alice and Max must find a way to stop their dreams from taking over their lives without losing each other in the process.
My first thought when I started reading was, “I cannot believe Dreamology is Lucy Keating’s debut novel!” The writing was so good! It was witty and entertaining. I didn’t want to put the book down. I absolutely loved the way the story alternated between Alice’s dreams and her reality. It was even more fun when the two worlds began overlapping!
The characters were a little weird, but in a good way. Alice was the typical whiny, heartbroken girl. Max was the good guy hiding in his popularity. The rest of the characters were a little silly and a whole lot of fun.
My favorite thing about Dreamology, though, was the pictures that it painted in my mind. Alice’s dreams were so detailed and cool. It was fun to imagine bits and pieces of them in her reality.
My only complaint is that I wish Dreamology wasn’t Lucy Keating’s debut novel. After all of the fun I had reading Dreamology, I would love to be able to read more of her books. I will be eagerly awaiting her next novel to see what she comes up with next!
**I received an ARC of Dreamology from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.