Book One of the Dreamfarer Series
by John. B. Rosenman
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Pub Date 17 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 31 May 2021
Crossroad Press, Mystique Press
The year is 2170, ninety years after World War III. Thanks to the technological advances of dream machines, humanity is able to escape a dull existence through adventurous and romantic fantasies that are far more exciting and fulfilling than ordinary life.
But not all dreamers are so blessed. What happens to a “Dreamfarer” when he wakes after seven years to find that he has become a Waker, one of the three percent of humanity who are immune to further dream stimulation and who must face an empty future? This is the case with Sam Adams, who desperately seeks salvation and meaning in his life after he wakes up.
Many disappointed Wakers become Wreckers who seek to overthrow the Government. Others lose themselves in drugs and sex. Sam wrestles with both possibilities. In the end he embarks on a quest that may affect not only his future but others as well.
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I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own!
In a world where people live their lives in perfect dreams, Sam wakes up to face the true injustice of it all. Can Sam become the hero he's always dreamed of being?
The world of this book was so intriguing and even hit a little to close to home as something that could conceivably happen! I was taken in by the world and even wished that I could experience the dreams for myself. The idea of a perfect world without any sorrow or pain is something that we can all long for, and I quickly found myself just as drawn in as the people of this story.
Unfortunately, I felt like we were thrown into the world a bit too quickly, and I found myself very confused for the first bit of the book, more than I usually am with a new book world. I wish that there had been a bit more in the beginning and that the info hadn't been dumped all at once. I do appreciate, however, that this is very likely how Sam would have felt upon waking, and I can definitely say that this has hepled me connect with him more.
Overall, I really enjoyed the uniqueness of this story and the overall messages about injustice and a "perfect" world. If you like a good sci-fi that will make you think, this book is for you!