Monday, March 4, 2013

Book Title: The Dream Walker
Author: Shannan Sinclair
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
ISBN: 9781468152739

    “Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the stream.
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
    Life is but a dream.” Author Unknown

Aislen Walkers life was as ordinary as it could possibility be. She was living at home with her mom while working and going to school to become a nurse was her whole life. Not much excitement, but it is how she liked things. It all changes after a dream that was the most vivid of all of Aislen’s dreams she had ever had. So realistic and disturbing, however it was just a dream and it did not play out in real life, or did it? Aislen’s dream has pulled into a realm she knows nothing about. What does her estranged father have to do with these events? How does her last name relate to the abilities she many possess?What really constitutes realness and dreaminess/ video game or reality? There is a fine line between the heroes and villains, so who can Aislen trust? One easy way to find the answers: read the book.

When I first starting reading this book, I actually had to stop after a few chapters simply because it was, I found, a confusing beginning. I returned to the book days later and read it at a slower pace, and I was able to comprehend what was happening better. It is a whirlwind of a story line with little lull time. The author’s humorous and wittiness show through in a pleasing matter to make story be more fluid and believable.

Unlike some readers, I had no misgivings that the book was the first in a sequel. I actually like the idea of having characters that you become familiar with and can follow them through the exciting events of their continuing lives. I look forward to more books from this author, even if she may find another “world” she wishes to share with us.