by Kit Alloway
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Pub Date: February 24, 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print ARC
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Joshlyn Weaver has always lived with a big secret. Ordinary kids spend their free time going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and searching on the internet. But for her, an evening at home usually means entering people's dreams. For many generations, her family has been part of a very powerful and very secretive society of dream walkers. Tasked with the responsibility of lowering the world's general anxiety—which only leads to war and strife in the waking world—their job has always been to stop nightmares before they go too far. By stopping nightmares while sleeping, they help to stop nightmares in real life. But when an ancient feud within the dream walker society resurfaces right when a seemingly unconnected series of very strange and very scary events start occurring during her dream walks, Josh finds herself in a race against time. The one true dream walker has never been known. Could she be the one?
My Review: First I loved the cover. And after reading the blurb, I wanted to read it. Then I was surprised with an ARC copy! Like, yay and awesome luck!
I started the book and was worried it wasn't going to turn out well. I had a hard time in start, but a few more pages later, and I got hooked! I love the idea of dream walkers, and I enjoyed Kate's take and writing on it. One of the best out there.
It starts with Josh in a dream. Some nights its easy to fix a nightmare, and tonight wasn't an easy night. She gets caught up in a dream and something in the dream just happens to know her and her mother. First off, don't give into the dream. And how could this thing know her and her mother? Well, right now she just needs to worry on getting out of the dream, get back home and get to the bottom of this. Plus she also has school.
Like GAHHH! I loved this story! I want to go on and on, but then I might be getting yelled at for spoiling the whole book.....
So yeah I loved this book. It keeps you on your toes and has you grabbing the book tightly after the awesome plot twists. These were good twists! Usually I can see them coming pretty easily, but with Kit's writing, it had me. There were twists I didn't see and it was just amazing throughout.