Melissa’s Review: Dreamless by Jenniffer Wardell


written by Jenniffer Wardell
published by Jolly Fish Press, 2016

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I did. This is the first of Wardell’s books I’ve read, but now I’m excited to read her take on other fairy tales! I’m especially fond of Elena’s relationship with her mother–it’s refreshing to see a real world conflict in a “fairy tale.” I’m enamored with Wardell’s world-building, too. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited to read about an actual place called Far Away?

There’s only one little thing that itches me. You know how if Gandalf had called the Eagles to take the ring to Mt. Doom right off the bat we could’ve saved ourselves all that drama? Yeah. So why didn’t they just let Elena fall asleep and then get Cam to kiss her? It would’ve saved everyone a whole lot of time and heartache. *grin*



“I would burn the world down to keep you safe.”

“‘Elena,’ he asked again, gently enough to break her in half, ‘Who are you doing this for?'”




Would I recommend it: Yeah! It’s a fun twist on a well-known story . . . take it to the pool with you this summer!


About the book – from Book Depository: 
Sleeping Beauty never had troubles like this. For most princesses, a sleeping curse means a few inconvenient weeks unconscious followed by a happily-ever-after with their true love. Seventeen-year-old Elena’s curse, however, was designed without a cure, which means that she’s getting a century-long nap for her 18th birthday whether she wants it or not. After years of study she’s still no closer to finding a cure, even with the help of an undead godfather and an enchanted mirror-turned-therapist. With only a year until the deadline she’s learned to accept her fate. Sadly, there’s one prince who doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo and who’s continually trying to activate the curse so he can be the one to wake her up again. Only slightly less annoying is Cam, her new bodyguard and former childhood acquaintance who disagrees with Elena at pretty much every turn. When the curse threatens to come early, however, they both realize that fate is a lot more complicated than they’d ever imagined.