*A copy of this short story was sent to me by the author for an honest review*
Overview (given by the author and as seen on Goodreads):
When kids at his school begin to fall asleep and never
wake up, Jordan Sullivan remembers the story his parents told him when
he was a kid, a story involving his great-great-grandfather, a certain
warlock, and a dreamcatcher.
When his best friend Jamie falls
victim to the nightmare, Jordan’s only hope is to use his dreamcatcher -
and prepare to face the consequences.
ebook, 16 pages
Published April 3rd 2013 by Prizm Books
Edition language: English
Original tittle: Dreamcatcher
Genre: Prizm Pinch, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Paranormal/Horror, Historical, Drama
Age Rating: Young Adult
This was the first short story I read in ages. I decided to read it today since I had a free morning, and I couldn't be more happy with the time I spent reading it.
It got me interested from page one. Initially you read about a very family-like scene about Zach and his family, and you don't know what to expect until you read it further. I was very intrigued and it was a good beginning for the book.
Once we meet Jordan, the story starts to unravel itself. Some strange bad things start happening with no apparent reason. Kids start no showing up at school and their families say they won't wake up from their sleep. One day, Jamie, his best friend doesn't show up at school and Jordan knows he needs to do something, even if it looks crazy and people look skeptically at him and his plan. He needs to try it.
I don't want to spoil the reading for you by telling you more about the story. This is a simple short fantasy story, full of magic and mystery. I think it's worth reading it. It's nicely written, in a way I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The ideas are original and the concept is really good. The characters are likable and the plot was mostly unpredictable. I recommend it if you like young-adult fiction.
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