I cannot remember where i saw this book, but the cover was beautiful and the title drew me in and peaked my curiosity. With some imaginative writing and not a boring page in the book, ‘Dreamology‘ by Lucy Keating is an easy to read YA romance with a hint of fantasy.
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled 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. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously 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’ is an enjoyable YA romance book about Alice and her ‘not-so-imaginary’ boyfriend Max. Growing up with just her father after her mother left, Max, her boyfriend in her dreams, is one of the more stable and wonderful things in her life. I enjoyed all of the dream sequences woven into the book, commonly at the beginning of each chapter. It is hard to write dream sequences well, and Keating makes them interesting parts of the book that contributes to the story throughout.
Of course, being a book, Max turns out to be real, and very much in love with someone else. Alice is torn between wanting to live the life that she lives in her dreams with Max, but also living in reality with her new friends at her new school-and Max definitley prefers the later. There are not really any overarching messages in this book, but then again, there does not have to be in every book you read. I love the fantasy elements of the story, as the dream world begins to bleed into Max and Alice’s reality, as well as the mystery behind the source of their dreams.
I adore Max and his character-but again who doesn’t? He is the boy of Alice’s dreams:popular, handsome, smart,sporty-he is the ideal of many teenage girls (and not-teenage girls, myself included). Alice at times can be a little co-dependent and lovesick over Max…completley understandable considering the boyfriend in her dreams is suddenly alive and a part of her life.
‘Dreamology’ is a book about love and dreams. A cute book that was a pleasure to read.