Author Wayne Thomas Batson
Series- Dreamtreaders Trilogy (Book One)
Rating: Two Point Five Stars
Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream World. But as Archer s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
First act of business is the characters. The characters were pretty cool. Razz was my favorite character in the book. I loved the “fashionable squirrel”. XD I loved ever second Razz was around. Archer was cool protagonist too. He was very likable even if he did make me frustrated at his decisions some.
I have to admit the last thirteen chapters were the best part. The plot twists and surprises revealed where super interesting. The last few chapters had a lot more things happening, whereas in the first bit everything seemed to take a while to get started.
Dreamtreaders was a bit of a weird book. Things that happened seemed super creepy. I know this was a book about people who go into dreams to fight nightmares. But I thought it wouldn’t be that odd. I mean, there was a street where Zombies live. And while Archer was walking through a graveyard, people shot up from the graves. And Archer was chased by a band of skulls when he traveled to the Lurkers palace.
A lot of things just didn’t make sense. By the end it was explained a bit more, but I wish I would have known more at the beginning. And also some of the creature, insect, animal thingys weren’t well explained. I mean, what are breaches? And how does one sew up a breach?
So far I haven’t determined if I’m going to read the next book. This book had a great ending, I’m just reluctant to read another. It’s definitely not for a squeamish person. (I tend to be squeamish about stuff like Zombies, skeletons, and Vampires.) If you’re not squeamish on those things. You would probably like this book. It just wasn’t for me.