Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

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3.8 Stars

I enjoyed this book. It was cute and fun. I definitely don’t regret buying it, and I’m actually surprised with how well I liked it. It had a very interesting concept, and loveable characters. I had a few minor issues with it, but they don’t really take away from the story. 

Also, I feel the need to mention the cover here. The cover is lovely and what originally drew me to the book. The summary is what kept me. 

Plot 

I mentioned this earlier, but it had a very interesting concept. I was intrigued with how the author planned to write a story centered on a girl who meets a boy in real life who had been subject to her fantasy for most of her life. Although, the explanation behind the dreams was a little weak, Lucy Keating did the overall story justice. I think I’d read somewhere that this is a debut novel from her. I’m really impressed.

The pacing was nice, as well as the flow. It was a cute and light read. It is definitely something that can put a smile on your face. 

The writing was refreshing. It wasn’t too over the top or too simple. It was just right and easy to fly through. I must admit that there are a few plot holes, but they are minor. Another problem that this story faced was that it lacked descriptions in some parts. I think if the book was longer both of these issues could have been resolved. 

Characters 

To be honest, I enjoyed every character in this book. I thought they all were interesting. Alice was a great main character. Max was a good love interest. However, Dream Max and Real Life Max felt like two separate characters. Both Max and Alice were a little frustrating at times when they were both being indecisive. 

I must say that out of all the characters, Celeste was my favorite. I loved Alice and Sophie’s friendship. I’m extremely glad that Sophie wasn’t dropped the second half of the book, and that she was included more. 

The romance was adorable. I have a minor one complaint about it, but I won’t discuss because it is a spoiler. Another complaint, I have is that I wish there had been more moments with Alice and Max as a couple (real life) in the book. There were a few moments, but they were overshadowed with drama, so we didn’t really get them together without it. But other than that, it was cute, and I couldn’t wait for them together.

Final Analysis 

Dreamology was a cute and unique read. It holds true on being “vibrantly offbeat.” The plot and characters were refreshing; there isn’t a lot of angst. And the love story was one that had more strengths than weaknesses. There were a few minor issues, but they are not infuriating. I would recommend this book.