Dreamtreaders Book Review
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Young adult books are all the rage right now. The books have become very popular and now readers of all ages are enjoying these books. I like this book because it’s a christian based book. Here’s some more information about the book below as well as a preview.
About Dreamtreaders Book:
Book #1 in a trilogy from fantasy author Wayne Thomas Batson explores the concept of dreams and their effects on us.
People are fascinated by dreams, and the Bible has a great deal to say about them. From Jacob’s dream of the heavenly stairway in Genesis 28 to angels visiting Joseph during dreams in Matthew 1 to the Apostle John’s “waking dream” from which he obtained the book of Revelation—dreams have been powerful ingredients of God’s plan as revealed through Scripture.
Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream World. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
Rigby Thames, the new kid from England, builds a suspicious rock star-like following at Dresden High School a little too quickly. Even Archer’s best friend and confidant, Kara Windchil, seems taken in by the cool guy with the wild blond hair, which definitely rubs Archer the wrong way. Archer must face two foes in two worlds, but he cannot succeed alone. Archer sets off to find other dreamtreaders in a desperate attempt to defeat the enemy terrorizing his friends and family.
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I grew up believing that dreams have a meaning, it’s not just a process of your body getting rested and going to sleep. Dreamtreaders takes you in a whole new world of dreams where anything is possible and it seems like anything weird that can happen almost always will happen in this book. The book dives right into another world, one that’s foreign to readers. It’s like one of those great action movies you see that has a fast action intro sequence before the opening credits. I love how Batson uses his words to create this world for us in great details, he leaves nothing out at all. Even the smallest details like the sound of branches cracking are described to help us imagine what it’s like being in this world. Being that it’s a series book I would have preferred to be able to read all books back to back but since I have to wait the cliffhanger at the end left me guessing and wanting to find out what happens next.
The book goes at a fast pace so be sure to give it some time so you can adjust to how fast the story is unfolding and the writing style. I would recommend reading this book when you have time to focus and understand the story. I re-read some verses or lines over again to make sure I understood the story and after a few chapters I was fully immersed in the world and I got a good feel for what I was reading. This is a great summer read for middle school aged kids. You can purchase the book from the Thomas Nelson website for $9.99
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