I hope you are all doing well this Tuesday. I’m doing good and enjoy this last month of 2019. I have so many plans still, and I do hope I can get things done. I have reviews to write and post, some of books I read last year, so you guys will probably will be seeing more reviews this lovely December.
Today I bring you a review of another book of an author I have already talked about in this blog, since I read a book of hers before, you may remember it, but if you don’t you can check out the review here: Fishing for Māui.
“Awa and the Dreamrealm“, written by Isa Pearl Ritchie, is the First Book in Dreamweavers Series, a Fantasy novel published on 1st November 2019.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Isa Pearl Ritchie for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
What if dreams are more real than waking life?
Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life.
She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm.
At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa’s daily struggles but something is not right… Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?
Isa Pearl Ritchie is a New Zealand writer. As a child, she loved creating imaginary worlds. She has completed a PhD on food sovereignty in Aotearoa. Her second novel, Fishing for Māui, was selected as one of the top books of 2018 in the New Zealand Listener and was a finalist in the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2019. Awa and the Dreamrealm is her first book for young people.
This is the second book of Isa Pearl Ritchie and as with the first book I read I was quite amazed with the story. And let’s be honest… this cover is amazing! When I saw the author’s name I recognized it and I was already excited about the novel, then I saw the cover and I was even more excited.
This is the first novel in a new series and of course a lot of this world is still being uncover, but this start was so good. I love the world so far, all the details and the cultural references that made me want to know more about New Zealand, and even visit it.
In this novel we follow Awa, a girl with an amazing ability, and I could feel empathy for her. Of course as we follow her daily life and all the things that happened with her being in a new school that made everything real, and that also made us relate to her, despite the fantasy element and her abilities that gave us the otherworldly and fantastical adventure. Speaking of fantasy, I absolutely loved it!… because it’s connected with dreams and a dream world that I really want to learn more about, and wished I could go on adventures there too. I guess I have to be content with living that journey by reading the story.
That been said, I loved the Dreamrealm and getting to know the characters with whom Awa interacts. Also, I loved the those interactions, they gave us the opportunity to understand the characters and the dynamics of their relationships.
Another thing that I liked were the descriptions, they made everything more interesting and alive, and with the pace the story had, it was a fun story to read.
Overall, I loved this books and I’m very curious to know what will happen next in the story. Plus, since this was the second book I read of this author, it was quite amazing to see some similar elements, that I think are part of Isa Pearl Richie’s culture and knowledge.
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