ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating!

Posted July 6, 2016 by Nori in Book Reviews / 4 Comments


After reading two books that I didn’t love in a row, I was really really hoping that this one would do the trick and get me out of my reading slump. Everyone on Twitter was gushing about it, and so I figured I’d give it a try.

I enjoyed DREAMOLOGY, but I didn’t fall in love with it.. I don’t read magical realism that often but I think that I’m going to start reading more books in the genre now. The premise of this book, a dreamworld merging with reality, was unique. After all, spending every night with a boy who doesn’t exist in real life? Going on incredible adventures with him? And yet- knowing that the dream boy doesn’t truly exist? How could that concept not hook me in? Especially because…well, it turns out that dream boy is real.

I thought that the concept (of dream worlds vs reality combining) was the best part of the book. The characters were decent, but I didn’t love them and I didn’t hate them. They were just there; they didn’t add anything to the story. The romance was very predictable and I immediately knew what was going to happen in the end, but oh well. Fortunately or not, when you read a lot, you tend to get good at predicting the endings of books.

Unfortunately I am not going to be raving about it and saying it’s the best book I read all year, unlike most of my Twitter friends, but it definitely was decent. If the concept behind the book intrigues you, I would suggest you pick it up! I give it 3.5/5stars.


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4 responses to “ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating!

  1. Ali

    I didn’t realize this book was magical realism! I hate that genre, because I feel like I can’t get a grip on the world (my stupid little brain wants it to commit to either fantasy or contemporary). I’LL PASS on that notion alone.

  2. I also thought it was just decent as well! Though I think I had to sit on it for a bit. For me, the romance was the worst. There was just so much going back and forth, that by the end of it I was DONE.

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