Fright Flight – Dream Seekers Book 1

Fright Flight – Dream Seekers Book 1

By Lisa Ard

Illustrated by M. K. Nelson

64 pages -ages 7+ (kindle version reviewed)

Published by Puddletown Publishing Group on November 11, 2011

Twelve year-old Patrick is a Dream Seeker. So is his mom, older sister, and younger brother. The only one in the family that isn’t one, is his Dad. Patrick’s Dad is a geneticist trying to find the gene that makes people Dream Seekers so he can reverse it.  What is a Dream Seeker? It is a person whose dreams have after effects in real life. Like if Patrick dreams about being in a desert with no suntan lotion he wakes up with major sunburn. Some Dream Seekers can also enter other people’s dreams. Patrick’s mom can control her dreams, but the kids can’t. Not all their dreams are sweet dreams…even when they are, they don’t all end well. Like when Patrick dreamed of eating a huge sundae, he woke up sick to his stomach. In Fright Flight, Patrick dreams of being a rocket ship pilot that has to get to an official meeting while battling bad guys but Patrick isn’t alone, Patrick’s mom enters his dream as the commander!

The idea of the Dream Seekers is absolutely cool! I like how their dreams can affect their lives and how some Dream Seekers that can control it can move into others’ dreams. The majority of the book is about Patrick’s dream (which is a good story) and not about what Dream Seekers are and how they can control it. I would have liked to know more about the Dream Seekers. Because it is the first book in the series, I really hope more details about Dream Seekers are in the next ones. I think the book was written really well for kids and it is completely clean for younger readers. There are some nice illustrations throughout the book that make it even more enjoyable to read! I am definitely getting the next book in the series and am looking forward to it.

Four out of Five book worms for “Fright Flight – Dream Seekers Book 1”!

For more information about Fright Flight and the Dream Seekers series, please visit Ms. Ard’s website HERE.

Here’s the cool book’s trailer!



Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+

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13 replies

  1. I LOVE the idea of this book! How totally cool! It’s along the lines of Inception and other stories that involved dreams in different ways. It seems like there are all kinds of possibilities with an idea like this – sounds like a great read!

  2. I love the whole world of dreams. It is an area we understand so little about. This sound alike a fantastic Middle Grade book , Eric. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. “Not all dreams are sweet dreams …” what a horrifying thought (brilliant as a storyline, though)! Sounds like an interesting book, Erik. Thanks for sharing it.

    (I read a wonderful MG on a boy and his grandpa’s dreams last year. It’s the best MG I’ve read so far. You might want to check out Uri Orlev’s ‘The Song of the Whales’ some time. 🙂 )

  4. This sounds like a very interesting book — I love stories that have a little sci-fi in them — if that’s what you’d call this. My imagination has fun with stories like this. It sounds like being a dream seeker can be both interesting, fun and dangerous. Great review. May have to check this one out.

    Left a comment for you on my blog on the Mangrove Tree, if you have time 🙂

  5. Hi Erik,
    Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book Fright Flight. I had so much fun writing this adventure for Patrick and his family and look forward to writing many more. You’ve helped me do that by spreading the word about the series. I am taking your input into account and planning more insight into dream seeking within book # 2 and # 3. So thanks!
    FYI, I needed to change the youtube trailer, so your link here needs an update. Sorry about that extra work on your end.
    Kind regards,
    Lisa Ard

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