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
Dreaming Dangerous is my first book by Lauren DeStefano. What caught my attention was the stunning cover and once I began I found it difficult to put down. I loved the premise of the characters, Plum, Artem, Vien and Gwendle, living at Brassmere, a school for extraordinary children and dreaming in tandem and solving a mystery involving them. While I enjoyed the book immensely the second half almost seemed written in a rush and the ending was extremely abrupt. I’m assuming Ms. DeStefano wanted to ...more
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
8.5 out of 10
It's not 5 stars just because I can't fangirl about a middle-grade book, but, gosh, it was awesome! Little X-Men in da Gossip Girl style with mystery and sci-fi elements. Fast-paced, dynamic, beautifully written, heart-touching. I really enjoyed this one.
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.
Every night, Plum dreams with her three best friends. They live at Brassmere Academy, which is an orphanage for children with extra special abilities. As their dreams begin to get weird, and Artem, one of Plum's friends and dream partners, disappears, she begins to realize that Brassmere Academy, and the people who run it, may not be what they seem.
This is a short little book. You could easily read it cover to cover in an hour or two. The writing is lovely, but the story is just okay.
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I absolutely adore these quick, little middle grade books by Lauren DeStefano and Dreaming Dangerous was no exception. With a unique twist, four best friends not only go to a secluded school where they have been their entire lives, they also have been dreaming in tandem for as long as they can remember. With non-stop adventure and action, the book is hard to put down and will captivate the middle grade audience.
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I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this middle grade fantasy novel in exchange for a review. This book is a fun adventure that takes readers into the world of dreams. The main characters are friends that attend Brassmere, a school for extraordinary children with supernatural talents. Plum, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem have the ability to interact with each other while they’re asleep. They are able to engage in tandem dreaming, where they meet up with each other in a dream and work togeth ...more
I was also disappointed when it ended so quickly. Just when I was getting to know the characters. However, as a librarian who struggles to find enough books that are 200 pages or less and compelling enough to finish(and don't feel like the "chapter books" they read in 3rd grade), I am happy to have found this book. It is just right for the 4th or 5th graders who are excited by the descriptions of 300+ page fantasy books their classmates describe and they don't have the stamina to finish. This bo ...more