November 22, 2015

Light (Dream Casters, #1) Review

Light (Dream Casters, #1) by Adrienne Woods
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: May 29th, 2015
Buy Links:

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Book Description:

Mr. Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da…..Seventeen year old Chastity Blake knows the Sandman is just a silly children’s story parents tell their children to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious, light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a deep, sound sleep.

Fearing she had lost her mind, Chastity soon discovers the shocking truth of her heritage – she is a Dream Caster. Chastity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain, or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birth place, Revera – the world of Dreams.

However, in Revera there is no balance between good, the Light Casters, and darkness, the Shadow Casters, and Chastity is caught square in the middle. She soon learns that there is no place for anyone containing both the light and the darkness within them, and the shocking truth that if anyone in Revera ever discovered her shadow self, Chastity would be thrown into the Oblivion – the world of Nightmares.

Dreams are always more than they seem, and this time Chastity is going to discover just how different they can be.


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I'm going to start right off the bat and say that I loved the first book in Adrienne Woods' Dream Caster series, Light. You know those stories of the Sandman and how he sprinkles his magic sand in your eyes to make you fall asleep and dream? Well imagine if that was real, but instead of one Sandman, there's a world of Dream Casters who can use their sand for a lot more than dreams.

That's the world that Woods introduces us to in Light. The main character is Chastity Blake, who goes by Chas. Chas has grown up and only known of our world (or the "Domain" as Casters call it) and is thrust into Revera, the world the Dream Casters live in. It is here that she learns that she can also wield sand. However, things in Revera aren't what they used to be, and Chas is determined to fix it while also keeping a secret of her own.



This book is great because it's something different. Learning about the Dream Casters and their counterparts, Shadow Casters, was something that was refreshing after the "normal" paranormal stories we're used to. I loved reading about the new world that Woods was building, and was really into reading Chas' story as she made her way through Revera.

Throughout Light, there were a few typos or grammar mistakes in the copy that I was given for the review, but it wasn't enough that I was put off from the story as a whole. When I first received my copy I was also a bit surprised when I saw that it was over four hundred pages, since most young adult books are shorter (especially when they're the first one in a series), but it still didn't take too long for me to finish.

This is a book that I would highly recommend. It is a great start to the series- building a world and it's problems and going on a journey that still leaves us wanting more. I hope I get a chance to read more from Woods and continue following Chas' journey as a Dream Caster. Oh, and I also love the cat. But you'll just have to read the book to figure out what I'm talking about.




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Author Bio:


I was born and raised in South Africa, where I reside with my husband and two beautiful little girls till this day.

I'm very passionate about my writing and my first novel Firebolt will be released the 20th November 2013. It's the first part of a four part series called The Dragonian Series. 

I'm planning to get the second part out next year same time. When I'm not writing, I love to read and review other upcomming authors on my blog. I'm a host with a virtual tour company and I'm soon going to start reviewing for GMTA Publishers, who also will be publishing my series. Love, love, love my family, and wouldn't have been able to do any of this without their support.




  
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