Dreamology by Lucy Keating // I Want to Dream Now!

Saturday, 7 May 2016
Dreamology, by Lucy Keating
Publication: April 12, 2016, by HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

My Thoughts:

Dreamology is not just a book about dreams and hopes and all of the cheesy, fluffy stuff. This is a story that contains depth, and all of the magical stuff that we like to look at. IT'S TRULY ONE OF A KIND. I remember requesting it back in the day, when Lucy Keating and her wonderful publisher announced the cover. I honestly am not interested in a book without some kind of colourful cover. I fell in love with the title, the setting, and what Keating is/was trying to get out of this whole story. Dreamology is such a smart story, coming with a point that will affect us all. I have always classified myself as a "dreamer," and I truly understand what the term really means now, at the moment. If you are looking for a precious romance mixed with a story that we all inwardly hope to be so real, this is perfect for you.

Dreamology is about a main character named Alice who reminds me so much of myself. While reading, I found that she made so many similar decisions to what I would have done in her shoes. Ever since she was young, she dreamt about her dream boy, Max. Every night, they take on different adventures and she is seriously in love with him. But when she opens her eyes each morning, he's gone, and there's not much to live for in the real world where he does not exist. When her father moves her to Boston from New York City, and she starts going to this preppy elite school, she meets him. 

I never really knew what this story was actually about. I knew the dream part, but I thought it would be more fantasy-like than contemporary with everything about the romance. Because I am the craziest freak about romance, I think that this turned out to be a good thing. In fact, there was a scientific explanation behind the dream thing, having to do with MIT (YES) and professors. That was extremely cool. 

DREAMOLOGY IS SUCH A LIGHT READ. I read this really quickly and it seemed to just make my day. I was so happy when it ended, NOT BECAUSE IT WAS OVER but because it was so satisfying and pretty. I loved the turnout. And at the same time, Keating featured Alice's relationships with other people in such a healthy manner. Everything that happened to Alice seemed absolutely clarified. Real. I imagine these things happening. Alice was friends with guys (who are hot) and girls. She did not have that selfish personality that a lot of complaining chicks had.

Why should you read this book? The world needs this book because it provides us hopes and dreams. That is the most cheesiest response but I am sure that we're all okay with it. Honestly? I just love the message that it promotes; anything is possible. The world is small. Max is adorable. Alice is a great character. Everything clicked together in this book like puzzle pieces. Magnetism. 

Dreamology has that special something. It is fluffy but hits you hard in the end. Would I call this one of the best debuts of the year? Absolutely. Every teen needs to pick this beauty up and read it in a day. At least, that's what happened to me. PICK UP THIS POIGNANT, DASHING READ, OR EVEN DREAM ABOUT IT!

*A review copy was provided the publisher in exchange for a honest review. Thank you so much!*

Have you ever read a book about dreams? What are your favourite debuts of the year?


  1. Wow this book looks so interesting! I love dreams and everything about them interest me, and the fact that this is a light read just puts the icing on the cake. Glad you enjoyed this!

    1. I know, right?! It's been a while since I have been able to lay down and just enjoy a book that is so light! I really loved this one! I hope you decide to eventually read it and take a look at it! :D

  2. The more I read about this book, the more I want to read it.
    It has beautiful cover too!
    Nice review!

    1. I agree! The cover is beautifully "hand-drawn," (I'm not even sure) but it's so aesthetic and different. I love it! Thank you!


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