ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

23466626Title: Dreamology

Author: Lucy Keating

Publication date: April 12, 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 336

Source: ARC from the publisher (Thank you, HarperCollins!)

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Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.

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. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed 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?

*Photo and synopsis from Goodreads

My review:

Reading Dreamology is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to read a story about people who dream of each other and then meet in real life. The moment I read the book’s synopsis, I knew that the story would be something different. And yes, Dreamology lived up to my expectations. It made me see the wonders of what-ifs and the magic of impossibilities made possible. Its unconventional concept is what made it special.

A light and fast read, every chapter of Dreamology is enveloped with intrigue, leading to a surprising revelation or a question being answered. This book is quite an attention-grabber!

The romance is sweet and dreamy! Meeting your dream boy/dream girl IRL is like a fairy tale, isn’t it? Alice and Max = OTP! 🙂

Impressive and amusing, Dreamology is a debut that unbelievably shows what dreams are made of.



4/5 stars