Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Pages: 336 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Harper Teen, April 2016
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. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously 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?
*Thank you to Harper Collins for a copy of this book!*
I feel like summertime is the best time to read contemporaries. Being a contemporary lover, of course I read contemporary books year round, however I read even MORE in the summer. Dreamology has been sitting on my shelves for awhile but I hadn’t been in the mood for it. After shuffling through my TBR for a little, I decided to pick it up for two reasons — I’ve heard a lot of good feedback on this book through Instagram/Goodreads + the concept (the little bit I knew about it) was really intriguing so I decided to dive into it.
To be honest, I thought that Dreamology would be really cliche, so I didn’t have too high of standards. At this point, I’ve read so many contemporary novels that I tend to lean towards trying to not have high expectations + to expect lots of cliches. However, Dreamology was honestly a pleasant surprise.
Aside from the extremely unique premise, I found that the characters were really likable. Although they weren’t particularly memorable as individuals, I really do remember liking them a lot. Particularly, I really liked the “ship” in this book. I thought that they were really cute. Basically, I SHIP THESE TWO.
Before I continue talking about my other thoughts on the book, let’s just pause for a moment and admire the cover. ISN’T IT SO PRETTY? IT’S PINK AND IT’S CUTE AND IT MATCHES THE BOOK AND I JUST LOVE IT, ASDFFSOIDFJ. (Definitely a bookstagram worthy cover)
I just fell for this book, the plot, the characters, everything about it was so fluffy + light. It felt almost like a dream, haha (see what I did there?). The writing was pretty enjoyable as well, really easy to read/get into. Although it didn’t really dive into deeper topics that young adult books tend to gravitate towards (ie. family, mental illness, friends etc.), I still think it’s a read that is worth giving it a try.
Although summer is ending, if you are looking for the cute contemporary to finish off your summer, Dreamology is definitely a solid choice!