Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Emerald City Dreamer by Luna Lindsey

Title: Emerald City Dreamer

Author: Luna Lindsey

Published: Luna Lindsey, March 2012

Pages: 398

Series: Dreams by Streetlight, Book 1

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Summary: Jina and Sandy survived the unthinkable. Now they've set up a secret Order in Seattle to fight the impossible — fairytale creatures born of human nightmares and nourished on dreams. Their tools: iron, lore, science, glamour, and support groups. As beginners, without access to the ancient societies of faerie hunters, they must rediscover how to protect themselves. And in order to fight the feinds of the world, Sandy must take control her inner ghosts.

As a dreamer in a rock band, Jina unknowingly feeds the fae and attracts unseen enemies at every turn. Now, they're finally on the tail of at least one dark monster bent on evil. She is a dreamer, so she must follow her heart — but which way does it lead?

Jett is an elf who only wants to protect her hodge-podge clan of faeries from the encroaching world of science and religion — which have systematically slaughtered her kind and the beliefs that gave birth to her people. True dreamers are rare beings, and when she finds them, she does everything she can to protect them and claim them as her own.

Ezra is a teenager who never feels comfortable in his own skin. Most people like him well enough, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a demon. He has been taken in by the Garbage Eaters, who expect obedience and purity. Before long, he suffers a crisis of faith that may lead him into real danger.
When prey hunts, who will lead the chase, and who will run?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts:   I've been on an urban fantasy kick lately and so I've been reading as many urban fantasy books as I can so I was really interested in reading Emerald City Dreamer.

I think that Emerald City Dreamer has a unique and very interesting plot line.  I enjoyed  the story itself as it definitely held my interest throughout the book.

I feel that I didn't really connect to any of the characters that much, like you only really get a few glimpses into who they are and what they're really like.

The ending had a cliffhanger that made me interested in reading the next book as it just stopped in a place that has made me very curious.  I don't want to give anything away, but if you like cliffhangers then you will definitely like this one.

One thing that I didn't realise was that this book deals with the aftermath of rape and it gives the book a darker angle.  It isn't gone into great detail with but if you are not someone who likes to read about these sorts of topics then this wouldn't be ideal for you.

Overall, I enjoyed Emerald City Dreamer's unique storyline and would have enjoyed to get to know the characters a bit more.  I thought that it was an entertaining read and I look forward to checking out the next book.


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