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Audiobook Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

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Synopsis:
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have travelled 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?



Plot:
The plot was interesting and gripping, I couldn’t stop listening once I got into it.
The dream/psychology aspect was really interesting, I’m a very vivid dreamer, so it was cool to read about the adventures Alice and Max went on, in their dreams. The plot is mainly Alice trying to get Max’s attention and then get with him but also trying to find out why they share dreams and how to stop them.

There was a bit of a love triangle, maybe even a love square?? Is that a thing? There was also cheating that went on, which was a letdown and it’s a shame the author felt the need to include it. Teen or not, cheating is wrong but it’s kind of made out to be okay in this book. Which I’m totally not okay with, I really enjoyed this book but knocked a star off for the cheating.

It’s a cute but tropey, YA romance – it’s just a bit of fun really. I enjoyed it and it’s worth a read but it’s nowhere near a new favourite or anything.

Characters:
Alice: She’s the main character and the story is told solely from her point of view. She’s a bit odd/weird and both unrealistic and relatable all at the same time. Alice is kind of a shitty person. Not only does she lead on poor Oliver but she makes friends with Max’s girlfriend and then kisses him behind her back?!

Max: Dream Max and Real Max aren’t exactly alike. Real Max isn’t all that great and if I were Alice I would’ve gone for Oliver instead. Max cheats on his girlfriend, Celeste, which puts him way down in my estimation.

Oliver:
ADORABLE. How the hell didn’t Alice end up with him? He was so funny and lovely. I’d pick him over Max any day. He was actually my favourite character, I wish there were more of him!

The Narrator: Erin Spencer – She did a good job. Her voices were engaging and realistic and definitely not annoying. I manage to listen to the remaining six hours in one day, so she did a good job of keeping me interested.

 

Rating: 3.75 Stars


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