“Sometimes the things we believe in are the most dangerous things about us.”
“Dreams can be parasites we sacrifice ourselves to. Dreams can be monstrous, beautiful things incubated in misery and hatched by spite. Or dreams can be the artifacts we excavate to discover who we really are.”
Inexplicably, I struggled with this one. It had the most vivid scenes that were beautifully written but I didn’t enjoy the story as much as I’d hoped. I think part of it is because you are dropped right into a story where the main character, Kane, remembers nothing about who he is. So you’re on a journey with him through his pursuit of his truth. Turns out that truth is that he is a part of a small group of teens who are seemingly heroes saving the world from these vivid daydreams that seem to be ripping apart reality. The revelations of what’s really going on and why and how Kane fits in didn’t come as fast as I’d hoped and were revealed in the most confusing ways.
The story has great representation and lessons about tolerance and acceptance. I’d say it skews towards the younger side of YA. There is a lot going on but not as much tension building as I’d hoped. The emotions felt shallow and I think in the end I just didn’t care about the characters enough.
Check this one out if you want to adventure through the depths of your imagination and get lost for a few hours. I’d say this one is the Wizard of Oz meets The Maze Runner. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Are you a big day dreamer? Where does your mind usually go in a day dream?