Friday, January 15, 2016

Poet Anderson......of Nightmares Book Review

We are excited to announce that the young adult novel Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young is now available for sale!

From the critically acclaimed transmedia project Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, comes one of the most anticipated collaborations in YA literature this year: a thrilling, edge of your seat story written by award-winning musician, producer and director Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young.

Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares follows the epic journey of two orphan brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a tragic car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

My Thoughts:
If you love really good Science Fiction/YA Fantasy, then you are going to love this story! I wasn't sure at first what it was in the first couple of pages and got a little turned around but when I finally grasped the whole concept of what the book was about and the people involved, it took on a whole new meaning and I honestly could not put the book down until I finished it.
Naturally, it took me 2 days but I did try to read it all in one day, but when I woke up several times after nodding off in the middle of the night, I finally had to concede and get some sleep or I wouldn't remember anything.
It's very fast paced and actually a pretty original story, one that I haven't seen or read about before. Sometimes, when you have been reading books as long as I have, sometimes, you will see some sort of repeat performances with the names of the characters changed or the name of the city or town or country and the year, but this time I saw none of that! So, that in itself is pretty amazing. I also loved the CD that came with the book that had this haunting sound to the couple of songs on it that I can imagine would be the background music in a movie.
You have got to read this one and I have a feeling the way it ended, that there will be more sequels coming or at least I hope so because the ending definitely left things wide open to interpret. I for one can't wait to read the next one!
Happy Reading!
About the Authors:
Tom DeLonge is an award-winning American musician, producer and director best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the platinum selling rock bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. His home is San Diego, where he focuses on creating entertainment properties that bridge music, narrative and film through his multimedia company To The Stars.

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Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death.

She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order.


Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.