Author: Lucy Keating
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Release Date: April 12th 2016, 2016
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
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Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
This review has been long due. Uni’s been crazy and it still is, so I kind of pushed all my reviews aside. I even pushed reading aside.
This book was so sweet. Alice has been dreaming about Max for as long as she can remember. Max has, too. Things start to get complicated when Alice and Max meet in real life after Alice moves to Boston. They both realize the dreamworld isn’t exactly the real world and things are very different from each other.
The story contained so many funny, fluffy and magical things. The dreams Max and Alice have together were so creative. I wanted to have those dreams and actually remember it. Keating really thought about this.
What I found interesting was the idea behind it. Kids who got nightmares early on and parents who didn’t know what to do about it. They give them fantastic dreams to replace the nightmares and to get a better goodnight’s sleep. I really liked that concept.
Overall, it was cute and fun and I wish my ship became canon, but it didn’t. I like fluffy books, though, from time to time. It was a nice addition.