Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating


For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have travelled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Dreamology was a quick little summer read but it doesn't really go any deeper than that for me. The story was cute and fun and easy to read, but it had me raising my eyebrows a little bit.

The whole knowing each other from dreams kind of thing made the insta-love thinga  little more acceptable, but I never bought into it. For me, Oliver is the hero of this story and Max was just a plot point... I felt so sorry for how Alice treated Oliver. Hashtag; Justice for Oliver.

The whole explanation of the dream thing made sense but at the same time it was just a little out there. It fit with the books vibe... but I just couldn't buy into it.

I followed this book up with Keating's more recent release, Literally and whilst the writing on that book has the same quirky style, I found it a lot less engrossing than Dreamology.

Overall, Dreamology is a cute little beach read which was okay for a few hours. I can't say I loved it but it was still enjoyable enough.

Book released 12th April 2016 by Harperteen
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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