by Rebecca Ross
Published by Quill Tree Books
Release Date: November 2 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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A story about magic and the captivating power of dreams.
A curse plagues the realm of Azenor—during each new moon, magic flows from the nearby mountain and brings nightmares to life. Only magicians, who serve as territory wardens, stand between people and their worst dreams.
Clementine Madigan is ready to take over as the warden of her small town, but when two magicians challenge her, she is unwittingly drawn into a century-old conflict. She seeks revenge, but as she secretly gets closer to Phelan, one of the handsome young magicians, secrets begin to rise. Clementine must unite with her rival to fight the realm’s curse, which seems to be haunting her every turn.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have read every single book Rebecca has written and I’ve loved every new one just as much as the last.
My love for Dreams Lie Beneath starts with just that cover. It is a strange choice for me because as a rule I don’t like covers with people on them. Fanart style is acceptable but they’re still not my absolute favorite. However, I can’t even explain my feelings since the moment I saw this cover. It was love at first sight, I can’t get over its beauty, it’s so whimsical and made it an instant NEED-to-read for me.
This novel was a joy to read. The characters were magnificent, the places incredibly immersive and at this point I’m so in love with her writing and craft I would literally read ANYTHING she wrote.
Most especially, the mere premise of the story is absolutely unique and fantastic… it made me realize what I wouldn’t give to live inside Rebecca’s head lol Her ideas for stories are absolute FIRE.
Clem and Phelan’s story was brilliant. The romance was really good and the concept of a world where the nightmares of the whole town come to life and magicians have to defeat them is so incredible and the execution was just as great. The climax was amazing and kept me on my toes. The only thing I can say that is not as good is the fact that I NEEDED MORE. But I mean it, even one more chapter would have satisfied my need, it ended too soon and I didn’t like that.
Anyway, I loved this book and I highly highly recommend it.
Asis is a Mexican girl whose life changed at the age of six when her father read her the first chapter of Harry Potter. Ever since that night, the book world sucked her in and she’s never been seen amongst mortals again.
I am a professional Translator-Interpreter, currently working as an ESL teacher at an elementary school. I have a passion for languages and an imagination that works 24/7. I am a romantic at heart, and my favorite genre is fantasy.
I’m incredibly obsessive towards anything I like, I can’t just like something, I always end up obsessed with it.
I love Scotland, musical theatre, beautiful places and I love stories in all formats.
Stories are a refuge for me and they’ve always been, they are also the one thing that makes me feel, that makes me interact and truly live. Stories can change everything.
I’m not the most social person but when it comes to fangirling… whenever, wherever… I’m your girl. Hit me up!