Dreamwalkers Part One By D.M. Andrews

1 May

dreamwalkerDreamwalkers Part One

By D.M. Andrews

41 Pages  – Ages 12+

Published in 2013 by D.M. Andrews (ebook)

Cal (age 17) liked to dream because it took him away from this world into a world where he wasn’t bullied. Cal didn’t know what to do when he learned that a girl from his dreams, Ash, is real! He hadn’t seen Ash in real-life before the day she joined his school (and sat next to him in English Literature class). Later he realized that they could “meet” in their dreams (and that if they get hurt in their sleep, they wake with a pain in our world). Cal and Ash together learn that they aren’t in control of “their” dream, and they want to find out who dreamed this place up. The problem is, the people who ARE in control (or under the control of the Guy In Control) are out to stop them!

This was a great YA novella (also good for middle graders)! I like the idea of the “Dreamframe” (as Cal calls it). It is a cool (and a bit scary) idea. It was a great first book in the series and I am anxious to read the next. There is no foul language or over-the-top violence, though Cal is bullied. I like Ash. She was a nice character. I also like Cal. He sounds a lot like me. He prefers books to almost anything else. 😉 Mr. Andrews’ writing style is great. I like how the plots in his books are interesting and exciting. His descriptions of the worlds he creates for his characters really let you see what they are seeing. I think kids 12+ would like this novella.

I give “Dreamwalkers” 5 out of 5 bookworms.fivebooks

To learn more about Mr. Andrews, please visit his website by clicking HERE. Visit his facebook page HERE.

21 Responses to “Dreamwalkers Part One By D.M. Andrews”

  1. ontheplumtree May 1, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    This is a similar theme to my book: Orange petals in a Storm, where Skyla McFee aged 11 is bullied and escapes into an inner world where her cat Mick is transformed into a magical boy. She learns how to become a healer and helps her tormentors. I love Magic Realism, Erik. I never knew whether I was writing for adults or for children though. So I didn’t make it available to YA. best of luck to DM Andrews, The imagination os a powerful thing and is able to lift us out of suffering.


    • ontheplumtree May 1, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      I should have said that Mick, her magical boy teaches her how to become a healer.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 5, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Your book sounds interesting Dr. Clune! I like that the cat turns into a boy! 🙂


  2. Michelle Isenhoff May 1, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    This sounds really interesting. I love the cover art.


  3. Author DM Andrews May 1, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Thank you for the review, Erik. I was interested to see how a younger person would take this YA story. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks for the wish of luck, ontheplumtree. I, too, also struggle to know whether I’m writing for children or adults. The truth is, I’m writing for everyone (or every confident reader) when I write my stories.

    Michelle – thanks! Cover art is by a German friend, Alexander Hausch.


  4. julie rowan zoch May 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Such a creative idea! Your description sounds contemporary, but the cover looks like the something from a fantastical past – intriguing!


  5. laurimeyers May 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Oh, how easy to jump into the idea of being to live another life in your dreams. Great appeal!


  6. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog May 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I love when I find characters in books that seem just like me. 🙂

    This book sounds like fun and I also love the name.

    Thanks for sharing this novella with us.


  7. readingwithrhythm May 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    This sounds like an interesting story. Dreams that are real. Hmmm. I don’t do much YA reading, but I know some kids that I could recommend this to. thanks for the review!


  8. KidLitReviews May 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Hi, Erik. I am surprised you are reviewing a young adult novel. Your review is good. Hey! I have nominated you for I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award. Here is the link.


  9. Myra GB May 19, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Love the title (Dreamwalkers!) – very cool. Thanks for introducing me to books I would not otherwise have known.


  10. The Jennifer Diaries July 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Great review, Erik!


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