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October 2013 Debut of the Month A sensual and provocative novel about the power and the peril of dreaming in which danger, betrayal and obsession will grip you from the beginning. With a unique blend of fantasy and alternate history, Fearsome Dreamer introduces the reader to a host of fully realised and compelling characters and it's brimming with unresolved sexual tension.
A Piece of Passion from Emily Thomas, Publisher I took Fearsome Dreamer home at the end of a busy day. I fired up my kindle, with no particular expectations, and started to read. By the time I had read the first page, I felt that delicious sizzle of excitement. The writing was superb: rich, descriptive, emotional and impressively poised all at once. Rue the central heroine is a girl bursting to live her life, to feel and to explore beyond what she knows. You are pulled with her, out of her somewhat plodding, rural existence and into another, more dangerous life as she learns how to literally make her dreams come true with the guidance of her icy and difficult tutor, White. When Rue first meets the central 'hero' White, we feel the snap, like an
electric shock, that passes between the two of them and every frustration, and betrayal and twist that occurs thereafter as they step in an out of dreams, trying to find the truth in each other. Fearsome Dreamer is an outstanding debut: imaginative, ambitious, epic, a little prophetic and heaving with unresolved sexual tension. Or URST, as we say in the trade. A winner through and through. Read!
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Fearsome Dreamer a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Complex, interesting and different Fearsome Dreamer is an excellent book to escape into for a few days...An exciting plot with twists and turns guaranteed to keep readers hooked.'
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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...?
A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Fearsome Dreamer. Read their reviews below.
Elijah Ferrante, age 13 - 'Overall I have immensely enjoyed this book, the plot is thick and the real villains shrouded in a mist of secrecy...I loved the book and cannot wait for the second one. Click here to read the full review.
Safiyah Afghan, age 15 - 'Complex, interesting and different Fearsome Dreamer is an excellent book to escape into for a few days...An exciting plot with twists and turns guaranteed to keep readers hooked.' Click here to read the full review.
Jhaneel Green, age 16- 'They need to make this into a movie. PRONTO!' Click here to read the full review.
Izzy Read, age 12 - 'World and Angletar are a fantastically woven alternative reality; easily pulling you in and drawing you into this flawless creation.' Click here to read the full review.
Sam, age 18 - 'Although not technically perfect, Fearsome Dreamer is an unquestionably ambitious and imaginative debut novel, full of interesting ideas and comfortably touching on a blend of different genres.' Click here to read the full review.
Sam Harper - 'Fearsome Dreamer is a wonderful fantasy adventure, full of action and excitement. It is probably most suitable for teenagers but I loved it!' Click here to read the full review.
In her lyrical debut novel, Eve has seemingly created a new genre - the romantic technofantasy. James Dawson, shortlisted for Queen of Teen
|Publication date:||3rd October 2013|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
Laure Eve is a French-British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French and can hold a vague conversation, usually about food, in Greek.She is the proud owner of a degree in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, has worked as a bookseller and, for one memorable summer, a costumed bear for children's parties. She now lives and works in London in ...More About Laure Eve
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