Reading Rate: ***
Recommend if you liked: I am Number Four series
Release Date: December 3, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
What I liked:
- I enjoyed the premise of Reverie and the overall story line, the “reveries” were a unique and whimsical element.
- The plot of Reverie draws you in from the very beginning as you start out with the main character’s POV right after a mysterious incident and the loss of his memory. As you being to meet more characters you are left wondering what is real and who to trust, I just had to know how it ended!
What I struggled with: The characters and world building are where I struggled.
- I found the characters, especially the MC Kane very immature and tended to fall back in rushed and repeated emotions.
- I would have enjoyed the book much more if the characters acted more mature and had been really built out. There were hints at complex characters with complicated pasts that defined who they were now, there just was no real chance to get to know them in the single book.
- The book was really focused around one part of a larger issue. I feel they won a battle but were not even sure what the war was just yet.
- There were also a lot of questions let open about how the Reverie’s and Posey came about although room is left for more books in the same world that might explain later.
All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.
As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.
This wildly imaginative debut explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light.
Thank you to Net Galley and Sourcebooks Fire for a copy of Reverie in exchange for my honest opinion.