Book Review and #Giveaway: DREAMS OF THE CURSED (Dreamers #2) by Allie Jean (@alliejeands)

November 1, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Fantasy Romance, Past Giveaways, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 9

 Dreams of the Cursed Allie Jean

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About the Book

 

Dreams of the Cursed

Dreamers #2

By: Allie Jean

A secret war has waged underneath the notice of humanity since the beginning. The Warriors inherited this fight and are honor bound to rid the world of an ancient evil by guarding the most precious, piercing light against the darkness – their female kin known as the Oracles.

Chantal Breelan has suffered from horrific nightmares for most of her life, believing something to be wrong with her to have such visions of destruction. But when creatures of darkness came crawling out of the shadows to hunt her down, her dreams became reality.

Now, Chantal has picked up the reigns of her birthright and stood by her Warrior kin. She’s on a mission to rescue others like herself. Yet in this challenge a battle of wits is exposed. New players are discovered, throwing strategies into question. When the truth comes to light, can Chantal hold her band of brothers together, or will they crumble under the weight of betrayal.

 

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My Review

 

My Rating: 4 Stars

“Dark versus Light, Evil versus Good… the war raged on, intense and to the death, hidden away from the wary eyes of humanity.”

An excellent read for fans of action-packed fantasy with a strong female lead, Dreams of the Cursed is a great follow-up to the first book in the series.

Chantal is not a damsel in distress, far from it actually. She’s tough, smart, and brave. She has faced and conquered so many obstacles in her young life, including the revelation that she is of a race she never imagined when she thought she was merely a human. She’s a fighter and a leader, but still a girl, still touched by romance. Chantal is funny and real, with an entertaining and accessible voice and perspective and I rooted for her throughout the whole story.

The book has a well-realized and fully fleshed out fantasy elements. The plot has tons of action and is very fast moving, but the world building is still smoothly integrated in to the story. The reader is provided a clear picture of this often frightening fantasy realm that exists alongside our own and the beings that inhabit it: some good, some evil, and some we just can’t be sure of just yet.

This book succeeds as a second book in a series: it answers the questions of the first book, while providing more question to be answered in another story. I do think that reading Legacy of a Dreamer, book #1 in the series, will make this book more enjoyable, but the author does a good job of providing some background so that first time readers won’t be completely stranded. We get to know the characters better and are drawn even deeper in to their world, personal relationships, and emotions, leaving the reader invested in and eagerly anticipating what is to come next in this series.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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About the Author

 

Allie Jean was born with an overactive imagination. She spent her childhood inventing stories and telling tales. Her mind never shut down, even while she slept. Vivid dreams containing extensive, elaborate plot lines of good overcoming evil villains captured her nightly visions, lingering into her waking hours and filling the pages of her well-loved bounded diaries. She was encouraged by her parents, even at a young age, to write down her tales, and it has remained a somewhat secret hobby. As a busy wife, mother and critical care nurse, Allie’s love of storytelling has been reborn through the adventures of her unforgettable characters.

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9 Responses to “Book Review and #Giveaway: DREAMS OF THE CURSED (Dreamers #2) by Allie Jean (@alliejeands)”

  1. Stephanie F.

    I love stories featuring strong female leads. It so nice that we have finally gotten away from the helpless heroines of older times.
    The story sounds fantastic. Such an intriguing and unique concept.

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