Every night, seventeen-year-old Reeve Lennox finds herself under a noose.
By day she is a lady of Acarsaid's royal house, daydreaming of adventure and love. But every night in sleep she wanders through a nightmarish city, an invisible witness to the screeches of monsters and the screams of their victims. Her only consolation is Bran, a battle-torn young man with a selfless heart and eyes that reflect the stars.
Yet while Reeve falls deeper into her dreams, in truth she is engaged to Arden, a mercurial nobleman who has long been cured of his belief in love and breathes fire and flattery like other people breathe air.
Torn between two lives, Reeve struggles to remember what's real. Until night and day collide—with a revelation that threatens all of Acarsaid.
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I read this book in short spurts throughout each night when waking up with my new baby to feed him and rock back to sleep. Whenever I would put him back down and head off to sleep myself I would be eager for the next nighttime wake to delve back into the kingdoms of Acarsaid and Tenebris.
THIS BOOK WAS SOOOO GOOD!
OH MY GOODNESS WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS BOOK!?!
This book was exceptionally well done. Beautifully written. Compelling. Fast-paced where in I read 100 pages easily the same night I started it and could have kept going if I wanted to. (Correction: I DID want to, but I was already super tired in the moment.) Reeve is an excellent heroine to cheer for! She seemed so relatable and absolutely loved her.
And I absolutely love her with Bran. #TeamBranAllTheWay
I can't say there is ever a dull spot. The author had me going from "YOU MUST FIX THIS, AUTHOR!" to happily sighing and smiling (which also happen to involve me telling all the things to my husband later). The story world is SO tense-filled! Yeah, definitely never a dull moment their either and can't say I'll look at falcons the same. *nervous laughter*
Now don't mind me as I totally devour the second book.
Oh! Wait, one more thing! I was very pleasantly surprised how clean this story is romantically, especially considering we have a slight love triangle. (I said slight, and well done author for leaving me questioning my #TeamBran side a little bit. However, even our fellow dragon can't take me away from our selfless young man….Right?) There was no "hanky panky" going on, but I sure did get mad about that ring in the dreamworld. LOL!
Totally recommend this fantastic story to YA readers who love fast-paced stories with swoon worthy heroes and a deadly story world that leaves you thankful your dreams aren't real.