Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary is a school for orphans with strange and wonderful gifts. Twelve-year-old Plum has lived there forever, and each night, she ventures into her dreams alongside her three best friends, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem, to fight monsters and journey on dangerous quests. But one night, Plum gets a mysterious warning that she and her friends are no longer safe. And the next morning, Artem is nowhere to be found. As Plum, Vien, and Gwendle search for their friendin both the dreaming and waking worldsthey start to uncover alarming secrets about Brassmere and its intentions. Will they be able to find Artem before its too late, or will they be next to disappear?...
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Dreaming Dangerous Reviews
I really love Lauren DeStefano, and I would love to see her expand on this. This book was very short, barely 200 pages, but it dealt with a big story and some big ideas, and they just didn't get enough time on the page. It felt very much like an outline for a longer book or even series.
Well this was just a delightful sort of creepy treat just for middle grade. It reminded me a bit of Miss Peregrine's Home for Unusual Children (is that the full title?) (with a touch of Firestarter thrown in)
I really enjoyed this and thought it had a marvelous ending. That said, for once I"ll say that I would like MORE! Although it was nice to be able to read this quickly and satisfyingly, it was so weird and well written and I liked the characters so much that I would like to read more about t ...more
Overall the book was good and I enjoyed reading it . . . . until the end. You have a fast paced story involving kids with superpowers that discover their caregivers are not the kind people they thought they were. You have this fast moving story and then all of a sudden it jumps to "epilogue" that is staged years afterwards. Curious readers that would want to know "what happened next?" won't get any answers for anything except the main characters. The way it's written makes one think it's the fir ...more
Book #94 Read in 2018
Dreaming Dangerous by Lauren DeStefano
Young children are in a home because they have the ability to do special things. Plum and her three friends have the ability to meet each other in dreams and they battle monsters etc. But is the home really a good or bad thing? Plum begins to look into it once her friend goes missing. This book could work for upper elementary to middle school readers. It's a quick read and has lots of action.
daughter (age 11) read this and loved it! She recommended it to several friends and her teacher. She gives it 5 out of 5 stars
My name is Plum, and I have an unusual ability to share dreams with my three closest friends. Dr. Abarrane asks us to keep a diary of them, and doctors frequently check our health. However, our dreams have been getting stranger, and I've started wondering about the doctors questions. Artem has disappeared, and in our dreams he's warned us that someone is coming to get us. Who is he talking about? Gwendle, Vien, and I have decided no one can be trusted, so we've started lying to the doctors and i ...more
Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing and Netgalley for the advance Kindle copy of this 7/3 release. All opinions are my own.
⭐⭐⭐💫/5 for this uniquely sophisticated story aimed at middle grades audiences. Plum has been raised at the Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary. Each student has a gift (or gifts), and their dreams are monitored carefully by Brassmere’s staff. Each night, Plum and her three friends dream in tandem. As the dreams start to change, Plum discovers the truth about why they are ...more
This was a strange little book that was pretty into for the first 1/2, but it kind of fell apart for me in the second half - and yes, this is only 200 pages, so, um, that's not a lot of time to do that. Tbh, there wasn't enough time to do a lot of things since there was a LOT of take care of this novel, and only 200 pages to actually accomplish anything. Safe to say that pacing got incredibly fast at the end and I was left blinking in confusion and wth moments.
But I really did like the concept a ...more