I received this book for free from won in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Razorbill on October 2nd, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.
The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.
Sloane who is this passive aggressive sweet teenage girl who is mourning the loss of her best friend Billy. Her family who supports her, her best friends Gordy, Lily and Dana are always there for her when she needs them, her future is set on attending Columbia University. Then there’s Maggie, the complete opposite of Sloane. A young teenage actress who navigates the alligator infested waters of the Hollywood scene. She’s an actress with a mother who cares more about herself than her two daughters. Maggie promptly takes care of her younger sister and in doing so, has no time for a social life. When Sloane falls asleep, she dreams of Maggie’s life, and vice versa. But once these very different girls fall in love, everything is on the line, including their hearts. Are they going insane or is one going to just disappear?
I almost stopped reading this. The beginning is so long. It dragged on and on about the lives of these two girls. So different, yet so alike at the same time. There was so much detail. SO much. I believe I didn’t need to know everything that was going on in the two characters lives, but maybe the authors wanted me to know what was going on. Well I’m glad to say that I didn’t stop, and I’m glad I kept going because the twist at the end was worth it.
Completely thought provoking, with twists and turns that doesn’t seem to end, I was confused the ENTIRE TIME reading this. The mind twists start at the 200+ page so make sure you pay close attention to the last few hundred pages.
Well done Adrienne and Ron, you kept this lady from guessing the real truth. I love that you twisted my mind into a pretzel. Definitely a must-read for any contemporary fan.