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Reverie

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I gave this book a few tries. Once before it came out, once again after the audiobook was released, and one last time this year as I'm going through my NetGalley titles to catch up. I just don't think this book if for me. Too slow of a start with characters I can't get invested in. DNFed at 20%

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I don't like the characters and I don't really care about the plot. So this one simply isn't for me unfortunately.

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wasn't keen on this one. i'm not really a horror/thriller girly, and the story felt a bit long and convoluted for my taste. not sure i'll pick up more of this author's books (unless someone convinces me otherwise).

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This was quite an interesting novel. I enjoyed getting to know the characters.

Reverie - All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

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This has been on my “Currently reading” shelf for almost four years now, so I think it’s time to accept that I’m never going to finish it. It has a cool premise, but the prose is clunky (e.g. “the boy’s youngness” instead of “youth”), and I just couldn’t get into it. DNF at 62%.

My notes from 2019 say that it “feels kind of like if a video game were a book,” so if you like video games, or books that feel like video games, you might like this.

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I regret that I was not able to get to this within two years — two years! — of the publication date. The premise is still unique and tantalizing, and I hope to revisit it someday when the mood is right.

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Ryan La Sala blows me away every time. This was such a special read the premise unique but not too out there, I thoroughly enjoyed this!!

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I gave this a three out of five stars. I really enjoyed this story and the characters as well. I liked learning about the characters and what happened. I wish there was a sequel to this.

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This book held a really interesting premise... but I had a hard time following at different points. Overall it was enjoyable.

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Not a book I’m usually interested in, but the description sounded amazing so I had to give it a try! I found out about this book through the author’s online presence and I’m so glad I found it! This book was incredible! I loved each of the characters and really felt like I connected to them. I’m blown away!

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I found the storyline of this book a bit difficult to follow, which often happens for me with dystopian/fantasy type plots. However, I loved the characters! They were so well written!

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I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, I could only make it 30% through before I had to stop reading it. The characters did not make sense. The reverie were dreams that ended up being reality. However, the plot was so disjointed that it ruined the story. .

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very good gay books with gay people. what else could we ask for??? I read this book months ago and I still think about it

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I really tried to like this book. What began with an interesting concept became a failed intrigue. The characters fell a bit flat to me, and the story was too slow for my taste. I made the decision to DNF around 27% when I grew bored.

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I did enjoy this book, but found the writing to be slightly lack lustre. The main character was enjoyable and overall the plot was really interesting, but I, unfortunately, didn't end up loving this one.

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This is an LGBT story with superhero powers. It was great fun and so exciting to read about the main character Kane coming to terms with his new found abilities.

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"Just because something is imagined doesn't mean it isn't dangerous."

A fun and exciting debut. Ryan La Sala has built a world of wonder for queer teens to see themselves for lovers of anime, fantasy, and trippy adventures.

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The idea that magic can shape dreams and make them real is fantastic. The fact that they can get unraveled and cleaned up is great but the book got weird...

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I was expecting the suspense and the fun fantasy. I was not expecting the glorious gayness!!!! AMAZING!

Kane, Ursula, Adeline, Dean. All well-constructed characters who are uniquely their own. Often in YA you get friendship or adventure. Reverie has both. Plus, did I mention GAY?

The writing is tight. The adventure is GRIPPING. And the characters are believable. Loved this!

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In all honesty, I gave this one a good try. I was not a fan of the author’s writing style, and it never ended up pulling me in or interesting me enough to continue. It pulled you in to the story too quickly without much explanation. I did love that it was set in CT though right around where I live !

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