Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Dreamland by Alyson Noel

Title: Dreamland (Riley Bloom #3)
Author: Alyson Noel
Started: 26/10/11
Finished: 28/10/11


Riley Bloom's adventures continues in this 3rd installment of the the Riley Bloom series. Incase you all don't know yet. Riley Bloom is dead and life doesn't end on the Earth Plane. She lives her 'afterlife' at Here & Now, a place all the dead go when they crossover. Riley found it a drag at first. But then she found her purpose. This purpose is 'Soul Catching' where she has to help convince stubborn ghosts to stop haunting people and crossover. During a supposed vacation in book 2, Riley decides to go against the rules and try to get an evil ghost to crossover which didn't end well. Now, in this 3rd installment, she is punished and suspended but she sees this as an opportunity to go out and try to communicate with her living sister Ever through her dream this as well is forbidden. Read the hardships she goes through trying to make it through Dreamland in this new installment.


Dreamland picked up where the last book left out. Riley's being stubborn as usual tries to break the rules all over again. This 3rd installment is as good as the other 2. Eventful, clean, and page-turning. The writing is written simply in 1st person and is perfect for younger readers and its extremely easy and quick to read.

This is my favorite out of the 3 books in the series. Riley continues to throw tantrums and acts like your usual 12 year old girl and is determined to figure out how to turn 13, but thats tricky since she's dead. She was beginning to get on my nerves but then she finally learns a huge life lesson. Which she found through great characters like Balthazar, a former Hollywood director who now directs dreams. Her sister Ever, who goes through huge challenges because of the loss of her family and Bodhi, Riley's guide in her afterlife, who told her off and gave her the biggest eye-opening and hurtful speech ever.

This is a step up from the last 2 books and a wonderful read for younger readers from ages 11 onwards.  Dreamland is a perfect combination of flawless writing and a great light plot.


1 comment:

  1. Im glad you liked this book. I wasnt a huge fan of the first book.

    Thanks for stopping by my review of a beautiful dark. it was my first experience with angels of any kind, so I might not be the best authority. but I really enjoyed it.


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