Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Review No. 7: John Dreamer by Elise Celine


Description: Our main character, Andy, awakens in a great white room. In this strange place there are seven chairs. Each chair is different in style and size and has a name-plate at the back. Soon, people start popping into the room with the personalities to match the chairs. These seven characters are stuck in this room with nothing to do but enjoy the clashing of their personalities. The only way of escape is by fulfilling their dreams. What will happen in this Great White Room? I have no intention of telling you, read it to find out.

What I think about it: Firstly, this cover is gorgeous! I would seriously consider picking this up just because of the cover. Secondly, this book is a contemporary hidden in a fantasy's clothing. What more could I want? It was a quick, light read (with only 203 pages it had to be!) and I enjoyed most of it. Towards the end, however, it turned a bit cheesy and......wait for it.......unrealistic! Now, going into it, I knew it would be unrealistic because the thing is fantasy! If it's not a little 'out there', it's probably not in the right I expected it to be unreal but come on! My dear novel, if you claim to be unrealistic, at least be unpredictable. Too much cheese makes things unhealthy and I do not want you to become ill.
  There were many gems of wisdom hidden in this novel, I'd recommend it to anyone in need of motivation. It was very inspirational.
Character Analysis:

Andy- We're seeing from her point of view. Therefore, we are her. I had no problems aligning my thoughts with hers. She was very likable, in my opinion.

John- He's such a sweet character that at times I thought he was an angel. Or something. He's the kind of guy that most girls dream about marrying. 

Roy- He's a bully. He picks on some of the characters and he never has anything good to say. He's instantly unlikeable.

Linda- She's shy and really quiet. She stands to the side and observes most of the time. I liked her silence.

Matt- In a few words; he's the target of the bully. He's innocent and somewhat sensitive.

Marcus- 'The Geek' of the group. He's really smart but a little too lost in space.

Olivia- She's the rich, spoilt, self-absorbed brat. Or at least, on the outside she appears this way.

The Guardian- He's very theatrical and kind of crazy. He reminded me a lot of Dumbledore from Harry Potter. He was also always speaking in riddles.

Conclusion: 3/5 stars. I liked it but I didn't love it. If you're looking for a quick read that dips into fantasy then please, do not hesitate to pick this one up. Give it a chance, maybe you'll like it.

Before I forget, I'd like to mention that I got this free copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. Thank you guys so much :)

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