Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: Legacy of a Dreamer by Allie Jean

Legacy of a Dreamer by Allie Jean Legacy of a Dreamer
By Allie Jean
Publisher:
The Writer’s Coffee Shop

* I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads.

To Sum It Up:

Chantal Breelan is an orphan who can barely remember her past, let alone why she was separated from her parents. All Chantal knows is that she has been plagued with horrific nightmares her entire life. Her only comfort is her imaginary shadow-friend, Nick. When Chantal turns eighteen, she is forced out into the city all on her own. Her new life will reveal the secrets of her past and the future. Her dreams mean so much more than she could have ever imagined, and Nick has become more important to her than ever before.

Review:

This book would have easily been finished in a matter of hours if I had the time. It upsets me that I couldn't just sit down and give this book the attention it deserved. Who needs homework, or passing grades, for that matter?! DAMN YOU, AP CLASSES!!!

This book was wonderfully original; it just pulled me in from the beginning. My big thing about books is uniqueness. Those are naturally the types of books I go for, and those books usually end up being dark and creepy. This book had just the right amount of horror, not too much, but enough to keep you interested. Legacy of a Dreamer had everything—action, horror, awesome characters, and just a hint of romance.

Chantal was a fantastic heroine. She was witty, stubborn, kind, and a total badass. Although everyone kept going on about how important she was, Chantal put everyone's safety above her own, but not in that annoying, “I'm a Martyr, Kill Me Now!” kind of way. Chantal wasn't selfish or annoying or stupid. Oh, and she gets bonus points for being an enemy butt-kicker! Nick was amazing, too! Swoon-worthy, for sure! I really hope I get to learn more about Nick in the next book! He was so sweet, but he didn't steal any of Chantal's spotlight. The two characters complement each other in a way that makes the book soooooo much better.

The book was paced beautifully. It was a complete page turner, but the reader had plenty of time to let everything sink in. How I wish this book was another hundred pages longer! It wasn't incomplete or anything, I simply wanted more! When does the next book come out?!

All in All:

This was a wonderful book! It was so different and so much more than I thought it would be. I can't wait to read more!

10 comments:

  1. I can tell this book pulled you in from the start, and Chantal sounds like a worthy heroine. Lovely review, Melissa :)

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    1. It really was a wonderful book! Thank you so much! :D

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  2. I hadn't heard of this until now but it sounds like a good read, and I know that feeling of wanting to put your life on hold so that you can sit and finish a book in peace!

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    1. I hadn't heard of it until I entered the contest on Goodreads! It's a good thing I check their giveaways regularly! :)

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much. It is a rare day when I find a book that I just want to drop everything for these days. I know the feeling of life getting in the way when you find one though.

    I like the sound of this one being so unique. Definitely need to check this one out! Great review! :)

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    1. If only I could live in a completely book related world . . .
      Thank you! :)

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  4. I am listing this one, sounds fab!

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    1. I've never tried book recordings. It would probably save me time, but I'm afraid I would zone out and miss all the good stuff. :)

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  5. I love winning books from Goodread! What an interesting book. Though, I'm temporarily swearing off new books, but if I could add more books to my buy list this would be one. Unfortunately it's out of the book budget. For now.

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    1. It's always fun to win books! You could always try and get it from the library! :)

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