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Dreamstrider By LindsaySmith,

  • Title: Dreamstrider
  • Author: LindsaySmith
  • ISBN: 9781626720428
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A high concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.Livia is a dreamstrider She can inhabit a subject s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and whenA high concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.Livia is a dreamstrider She can inhabit a subject s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.
    Dreamstrider A high concept fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence Livia is a dreamstrider She can inhabit a subject s body while they are sleeping

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    1. I think I read this book in a span of two days TWO DAYS In a book nerd s dictionary, that s pretty much a synonym for SO KICK ASS I FLEW THROUGH THE PAGES , and no, it s not just because of the cover, which I agree is absolutely mesmerizing To be honest, this is my first book by this author I had wanted to read SEKRET before, but I haven t gotten the chance to buy it yet a travesty, I know, don t remind me , so I didn t know what quite to expect Would it be purple prose y Would it be underwhelmi [...]

    2. Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Dreamstrider by Lindsay SmithPublisher Roaring Brook PressPublication Date October 6, 2015Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from A high concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.Livia is a dreamstrider She can inhabit a subject s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire [...]

    3. Hi I m Livia I m the dreamstrider the one and only known person in the world who can travel through the dreamworld into another person s body, controlling their actions and seeing their hidden thoughts But although I m so very extra special, it has never occurred to me that I m in a position to demand pretty much whatever I want in return for my work as a spy Nope, instead I m going to splash my low self esteem over every single page in this book, moaning about how I m just not good enough and I [...]

    4. Livia is a dreamstrider that can take over another person s body while they are sleeping or unconscious She is from the lower caste in her society but also the only one with her ability She is used by the government for espionage when threats of war are looming.I m not sure why, but I just didn t connect with this book I was interested in the premise, but it never really engaged me Livia also annoyed me because she has no self esteem throughout the book I know it the result of her poverty and la [...]

    5. Dreamstrider is a romantic fantasy novel with a distinctly historical feel It is Lindsey Smith s third published full length novel, and to her credit, it s practically bursting with diversity and fresh ideas It is, however, a very flawed novel that required much work on several aspects including composition.Dreamstrider throws us straight into a complex world with very little in the way of explanation It s almost entirely up to us to figure out our way around, to understand the rules and limita [...]

    6. Pages read 38It s not a good sign when I m already skimming before I finish the second chapter I really want to love Dreamstrider, and I want to love Lindsay Smith s books The concepts are amazing, but something about her writing just doesn t work for me Once again, the voice really isn t clicking, and I m bored and confused I don t think I ll end up enjoying this one, so I m moving on.

    7. DNFI m not saying this is a bad book, but I think it will appeal to you if you like reading military space operas it s not one exactly, but it reads just like it.Sadly, the commandants, ministers and military tactics just put me to sleep I don t think I can force myself through any .

    8. It was just so Damn Boring It felt like such a chore to get through this one, I had to literally force myself to remain focused on each page While Smith did an admirable effort with the originality of this setting, which burst right off the page and blew away any misgivings I might have harbored over certain elements of this novel, I still derived close to no enjoyment out of this reading experience and felt completely detached from every single aspect of this novel The main problem is that, whi [...]

    9. I mean, obviously this was getting five stars from me for its perfect dedication page no matter what, but oh the beautiful worldbuilding and ohhhhh how much I just wanted to hug and protect Livia and oh yes how I maybe manufactured some less than wholesome ideas with certain characters in my brain I M SORRY BUT THIS BOOK HAS QUEER GIRLS AND A REDHEAD so I am actually not very sorry at all.

    10. Spellbinding Dreamstrider is uniquely imagined with strikingly vivid world building and thrilling tension You won t read another book like it.Rich world building, a slow burning romance and gripping tension enliven Smith s fantastical dream world as a poor girl born to the tunnels beneath Barstadt works to rise above her caste Livia s life was not her own She belonged to a gang who dictated her life Only in her dreams did she feel the freedom she desperately longed for When a Professor offers he [...]

    11. Actual Rating 3.5 This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoEspionage, Dreamstriding, Political Intrigue, PRETTY COVER.Those are very tempting things to this reader They made this reader s heart flutter with anticipation and made her very excited So what does this reader think about the book Does she think it was amazeballs or meh Or somewhere in between perhaps This book was great but I also wanted a little bit It s harder to explain that in terms of this book because I finished the [...]

    12. For this book, the hype was real It was exceptionally real But, on the other hand, well desered Previous to hearing about this books release I had never heard of the author Lindsay Smith I looked up the book on and I have to admit, it was love at first sight Who wouldn t fall in love with that beautiful cover I did decide that it isn t good to fall in love with books based on looks or people, for that matter so I read the synopsis and that was when I KNEW it was true love Dreams, espionage and a [...]

    13. What s up with the plethora of amazing covers lately Not that I m complaining because look at that BEAUTY

    14. Graceling meets Inception Well damn I m gonna have to add this to my to read list for sure view spoiler the blue bookworm reviews wordpress hide spoiler br br br br br br

    15. I am a huge fan a Lindsay Smith and also a huge fan of dreams so this books seemed a natural fit for me While there was many thing I enjoyed I still felt a bit unsure of certain major points in Dreamstrider I seem to always have this trouble with books involving dreams This one at least had a great backbone of espionage to fall back on I felt as if I was propelled through the story without ever really fully grasping the setting There was always a hurdle to overcome and things flew by but it was [...]

    16. Ehhh Not as good as I hoped it would be I wanted them to spend time in the dream world so I wouldn t have to watch Livia pine over her love interest best friend, the bland Brandt Romance was so predictable I wasn t even paying attention to them because I knew what would happen Villains were interesting than any of the good guys I guess it s harder to write an original, good character without them turning into every other honorable, vanilla stick figure out there There s no denying it The cover [...]

    17. Review originally posted at fANGIRLconfessionsSlow and steady wins the race Or does it Dreamstrider was one of my most anticipated reads of this month Besides the gorgeous cover, I loved everything the synopsis was giving me Body control, spies, empires, even politics, it just all screamed ME Up until part two of the story, everything was all good The writing was exceptional from beginning to end, but the plot the plot was dwindling fast, and it wasn t until I was around 60% when it dawned on me [...]

    18. Fafa s Book Corner Wordpress Fafa s Book Corner Blogger This book was recommended to me by my GR friendAlyssa Click on her name to read her review.DNF After reading the synopsis andAlyssa s reviewI knew that I must read it I love heist and espionage novels and have always been fascinated by the dream world You can imagine my excitement when this came in the mail Unfortunately it wasn t what I thought it would be.Livia is poor and for a living she works under some gang leaders Her job is to clean [...]

    19. A quick 5 minutes worth of notes The prose could be polished No insta love, which is brilliant Queer girls Queer girls Some of the villains were interesting than the good characters, especially a certain Darkling like character cough cough The plot twist totally threw me off, and then everything exploded at once I demand world building Further information on the priests, religious customs, the Nightmare and the Dreamer would be nice Again, I wish the book could have explored on Vera s backst [...]

    20. 3.5 5Confession time I only picked up Dreamstrider because of the lovely cover I didn t even bother reading the summary Good thing the book was a blast to read though and totally lived up to that fantastic cover When I first started Dreamstrider, I was honestly a little confused The world building was hazy, and very baffling, especially since this was the first time in my reading experience that I had come across such an interesting concept of dreamwalking Throughout the book though, the world b [...]

    21. Actual rating 4.5 Stars I received an advanced review copy of this book through Netgalley Can we start with the cover Because it s a work of beauty I would hang that on my wall, no lie.More importantly This book Oh, I loved this book I am fascinated by anything to do with dreams though they also kind of freak me out and a YA fantasy book about dreams That s really all I knew about it, but it was enough Livia is a dreamstrider, the only one as far as she knows This means she can go into the dream [...]

    22. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.Rating 3.5 starsI was super excited for Dreamstrider, but when I got to reading it, it took me a long time to warm up to it I did end up liking what I read Let s get the not so good things out of the way .Dreamstrider confused me pretty often It was tough to connect to to find something to latch onto and fully be immersed in the story I wasn t 100 percent into the story, which kinda felt like dreamstriding I was reading the words, but my mind [...]

    23. I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Genre Young Adult, Fantasy Rating 3.5 My Thoughts Welcome to yet another entertaining story by Lindsay Smith, the author of the duology known as Sekret The Sekret duology focused on teenagers who have amazing psychic abilities and are used to spy on their enemies during the cold war Now, let s step away from the real world for a moment, and enter t [...]

    24. I was lucky enough to read this book a little early and I cannot say enough good things about it It s beautifully written, inventive, lush, and Livia s a character who earns your love and respect That s a rare gift, not unlike Dreamstriding, and Smith brings this world and characters to life with a deft hand A must read

    25. DNF at 46% because I am just so bored, and I ve been reading this for almost two weeks I LOVED Sekret and Skandal and the premise of this one sounded amazing, but I just can t get into it.

    26. Initial Impressions 8 2 15 I m so sad I didn t love this one The whole time I just kept hoping for world building to help establish about Oneiros, the Dreamer, and Nightmare but the plot kept progressing and I still didn t feel like I had a grip on the whole concept of the book.The pros I loved the dream world I really enjoyed the interactions there and the mechanics of how dreamstriding worked It was interesting to see how special Livia s gift was and how the details progressed SOME of the ch [...]

    27. The first thing I need to say about Dreamstrider confusing Confusing, confusing, confusing Confusing from page one I m finished with the book and I still don t fully understand the different kingdoms and how the Dreamworld works and how Livia does what she does or how the Barstadt society works Livia came from a life in the Tunnels, but I don t know what that life was like or how people live their lives there I have a lot of unanswered questions Too many I m getting kind of irritated as I type t [...]

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