Dreamer Blog Tour Plus Review

Dreamer
L.E. DeLano
(Traveler #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 10th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

This thrilling sequel to Traveler doles out adventure and heartbreak in equal measure as it takes readers through a kaleidoscope of intricately crafted worlds of wonder, discovery, and danger.

You’re still you no matter where you go.

Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn’t all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she’d never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds… but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends.

In Dreamer, the young adult fantasy follow up to Traveler, author L. E. DeLano delivers a gripping, emotional story that will leave readers on the edge of their seat.

My Review:

Jessa has lost her version of Finn, and she was devastated. Now, as she is traveling to other dimensions, she keeps stumbling upon different versions of Finn. This devastates her, but she still must go on missions for Mario. She spends time in her universe with Ben and her brother, as she tries to piece her life back together. However, when someone unexpected shows up, Jessa’s life starts to fall apart again. Add in someone chasing her down trying to kill her, and her life is completely in pieces.

This book was an excellent sequel to Dreamer. I definitely want to read more by L.E. DeLano!

I don’t want to spoil too much, which means that I can’t talk about that much, but I can just say that you need to read it.
Jessa’s character grows so much in this novel as she starts to accept and learn how to utilize her powers. Ben is also helping her with this, as he is really connecting with her brother and making sure that she comes back when she is in her dreams.

The main plot twist of the novel really got to me as I was reading it. At first I didn’t like where the story was going, but I eventually warmed up to it until I loved the rest of the novel.
The pacing of this book was just as good as the pacing of the previous one, and I sped right through it even though it was a bit longer.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a YA fantasy-alternate universe-travel novel.
I received this book for free and this is my voluntary review. 

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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Author Bio:

L.E. DeLano is a YA novelist rep’d by Barry Goldblatt Literary agency, author of the upcoming “Traveler” (Swoon Reads/MacMillan 2017) and lifelong writer. Her work has been featured on various online outlets and she lives in Pennsylvania with two very adventurous kids and two very ridiculous cats. In her spare time, she writes (of course) and binge-watches way too much Netflix.

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Traveler Review

Traveler (Traveler #1)

Jessa often dreams about other worlds. It has helped her to escape the world where her parents are divorced, and the only constant in her life is her autistic older brother Danny. She writes stories about her dreams, and she thinks that no one else will ever know about them. That is, until one of her characters named Finn shows up in real life. Then, he tells her that she and he are Travelers and have the ability to travel to alternate realities. There are some dangers of traveling into alternate realities, such as dying in that reality and having another Jessa stuck in her body, permanently. Finn has traveled to this reality to stop this Jessa from dying like some of the other alternate Jessas, and he is determined to succeed in his mission.

This has to be one of the best “Time Travel/Alternate Universe Travel” novels that I have read in a long time. It doesn’t sugarcoat traveling and instead speaks about the potential dangers and the complete mind switches that are bound to occur. This makes it realistic and relatable.

Jessa’s character was definitely 3-Dimensional. I loved her relationship with her brother, and how he understood how to defuse a situation before her brother became upset. She loved her brother for who he was, and that made the family relationship really special even though I didn’t see that much of her relationship with her mother.

I’m not a big fan of love triangles, but I didn’t mind Finn and Ben both being in the story. For the most part, the plot did not revolve around them, so I was able to kinda ignore it and move past.

Finn was definitely a unique character, but I really enjoyed viewing the Finns of the other world more than the current Finn.

Lastly, my favorite part of the book was definitely its pacing. Even though it was 350 e-pages, I felt as if it was nothing. I flew through this story with the fast-paced plot and interesting characters and was ready for the next installment right away.

I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a new YA fantasy-romance-universe-travel novel!

I received a free copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a classic that tells the story of a boy on a journey to find treasure. This boy’s name is Santiago and he lives in Spain, but his treasure is near the Great Pyramids of Egypt. He has to leave his sheep and travel across countries, meeting several unique people, in order to find his treasure.

I had heard that this book was amazing, and I even borrowed it from a friend just to read it! I was really drawn in by how he meets all of these people along his journey. Soon, I forgot about the main storyline of trying to find the treasure and instead wondered who Santiago would meet next along his journey.

I have to say that the descriptive language did get to be a bit much for me. I tend to read more plot-based stories without much poetic-ness, and I really don’t understand poetry when I do read that. That drew me out of the story for a bit, and by the middle, I did get a little bored, but I was determined to at least finish this so that I could maybe see what everyone was speaking about.

I did enjoy the ending of this novel, and I enjoyed some of the lessons that were taught throughout! I think that if the language hadn’t been so poetic, I definitely would have finished this novel faster. However, I understand that this is the way with classic novels, and I just have to learn how to work through it.

Overall, this was definitely a relaxing and enjoyable read to finish off my spring break with, and I am happy to say that I finished yet another classic novel in 2018! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a classic almost-fairytale with descriptive writing and a wonderful tale.

Overall Rating: 4/5