Author: Elise Celine
Series: John Dreamer
Genre: fantasy, YA
Publication date: February 12th 2014
Pages: 203 (Kindle)
Andy wasn't usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she'd seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her.
When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined, and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.
"John Dreamer" is the first in a series of books set in the confines of the Great White Room.
When I saw the cover of this book on Netgalley I was immediately attracted to it. The cover is just so stunning and I had to know what this book was about.
The concept of this book is really strong and unique, I had never read anything like it before. Seven teens find themselves in a white room with nothing else than seven chairs. One for each one of them.
In this ‘dream world’ they are sent on some strange adventures. Their goal is to learn new things about themselves that they never knew. This was one of the main things I liked about this book, it was about character development.
However there were a few things that bothered me while reading this book. The most important thing is that I didn’t connect with the main character, Andy, at all. In the end she still felt like a stranger to me, which is weird since we got to follow the story through her eyes. Also just when we got to know most of the characters, two of them already dropped out that was really a shame.
The romance between the characters also out of the blue. Andy fell in love with John as soon as she laid her eyes on him. It took her no more than eight seconds, her own words. John seemed to feel the same way about her and I couldn’t understand why. Near the end it was made clear why John felt like this towards Andy so I was okay with that.
I still don’t know completely what to think of this book. Overall I liked it but some things were lacking. But I'll still be looking out for the sequels.