Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dreamwalker (The Red Dragon Academy #1) by Rhys Bowen & C.M. Broyles

Dreamwalker (The Red Dragon Academy, #1)

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Addy is a typical California surfer girl until her mother dies and she is sent to a strange boarding school in Wales, where one hallway leads not to another part of the school but to another universe. Addy has always had vivid dreams. Now it seems this power to dream has made her the enemy of the powerful ruler of Gallia.

How can Addy and her new friends be any match for the powerful Grymur who calls himself The One in a world where nothing makes sense.

This story is classified as YA. But boy am I glad you don't have to be a young adult to read this book. (I passed that age more than a few years ago)
I saw where this story has been compared to the Harry Potter books. I couldn't see why, though. It is definitely in the same league, but it is a story all it's own.
We are introduced to Addy as she is being thrust into a different life across the pond by the death of her mother. We get to follow Addy as she finds herself in a new school, trying to make new friends, and stumbling into a whole different worl. A world where she is considered evil and must fight to get back home. It is so hard to write a review for this story. I want to say so much, but then I would be spoiling the story.
Addy is sent to a boarding school by her aunt. Here she becomes friend with six other students. Students with special abilities like Addy. But none of them know about these abilities until they find themselves in situations where these abilities are required to keep them alive.
I really enjoyed reading the story and found it very difficult to put down (darn work! darn sleep! darn responsibilities!). This mother-daughter writing team has created a hit series that both kids and adults will be unable to get enough of.
Personally, this has become one of my top 5 favorite series. When does the next one debut?!!!

Disclaimer:
I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review