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Saturday 5 March 2022

DREAM CASTERS: LIGHT

Dream Casters: Light by Adrienne Woods
Book 1 of the Dream Casters series
Narrated by Vanessa Moyen
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


About Dream Casters: Light:
Mr. Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da…..

Seventeen year old Chastity Blake knows the Sandman is just a silly children’s story parents tell their children to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious, light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a deep, sound sleep.

Fearing she had lost her mind, Chastity soon discovers the shocking truth of her heritage — she is a Dream Caster. Chastity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain, or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birth place, Revera — the world of Dreams.

However, in Revera there is no balance between good, the Light Casters, and darkness, the Shadow Casters, and Chastity is caught square in the middle. She soon learns that there is no place for anyone containing both the light and the darkness within them, and the shocking truth that if anyone in Revera ever discovered her shadow self, Chastity would be thrown into the Oblivion — the world of Nightmares.

Dreams are always more than they seem, and this time Chastity is going to discover just how different they can be.
Source: Info in the About Dream Casters: Light was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25267494-light on 23/03/2019.

My Thoughts:
This world has magical beings called Dream Casters. They have their own fairyland called Revera and Oblivion, which is apart from the mundane world which they call Domain. If so, don't they also have other magic users? Angels and demons? Vampires and witches, in it? Just wondering...

For some reason, I feel that Chastity, that's our heroine, has this emotional disconnect from events in the story. Like she is acting like she is suppose to respond in the situation but she isn't feeling it... hmmmm, I wonder why that is...

What this story is... Chastity kind of fell into a hole (like the "rabbit hole" in Alice In Wonderland) and ended up in Rivendell. Except they don't call it Rivendell, they call it Dombeya. And then onto Hogwarts. And then "Peter Pan in a The Lost Boys bonfire" got thrown in there too... Huh!? Somebody's been reading too many fantasy/fairytale books... Anyway... it is a typical battle between good versus evil and the good guys won, but... there is book 2, so the bad guys are not down yet. Knocked out but not down, and round two is published already.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 3.5
Story itself = 3.5
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 3
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = (9 hrs & 37 mins listening time)
Plot = 2.5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


Books In The Dream Casters Series:


Meet The Author

About Adrienne Woods:
Adrienne Woods is a USA Today Bestselling author. She published her first novel, Firebolt, in 2013, followed by Thunderlight, Frostbite, Moonbreeze and Starlight.

Her second series Dream Casters followed and Millue, the third and final part is scheduled to be released early 2019.

She is currently working very hard in getting the Dragonian Series translated into many languages and hope to reach new goals on the long run.




FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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