Dreams of Youth
written by Christopher Abraham
published by Christopher Abraham, 2015
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Where I stopped reading: page 132
Why I stopped reading: I tried. I really did. I tried to get past the grammar issues and enjoy the What Dreams May Come vibe, but then I got to chapter 13, where Abraham introduces a third set of unrelated characters, bringing the total character count up to what seemed like seventy zillion. I felt like I was starting all over at the beginning of an entirely different book, and I’ll be honest, the plot lines of the first two sets of characters are so weird I just couldn’t take anymore.
What others have rated this book: There are no ratings and no reviews on Goodreads. There was one 4-star review and one 3-star review on Amazon. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.
About the book – from Goodreads: The first novel in the Dreams of Youth Series.
“From vindicated actions to twisted hearts, the shooting stars form our destiny.”
It’s a sickening feeling in ones core when ones life cannot be defined. Dusk Hollow, a young man living on the planet known as Eryu, experiences this first hand. When someone precious to him is taken, Dusk must face the trials and tribulations of that undeniable truth. He will do all that he can to get her back. He will journey through landscapes he could only picture in his head. He will defy the odds against those who wish to crush him. He will deny death.
There sits a girl who always gazes at the stars, wishing they would take her someplace far away. Her mother disappears one afternoon and her story unfolds thereafter. Through blank pages and close friends, Essa Starlight begins to understand who she is. She learns sometimes that harsh words are said with good intentions.
This is a story where a dream can shape everything.
This is a story, where what’s inside matters most.