As a tremendous fan of romance books, I was thrilled to discover this breathtaking novel. Obviously, it didn’t disappoint. I loved this book. This enchanting novel is one that hooked me with the very first line and did not let me go until the very end. The story is somewhat complex, and just a bit involved, however it is absolutely beautiful and the characters are so charming and engaging, I literally cheered out loud for them. This novel is one that will enchant readers as much as it did me. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone seeking a beautiful, if somewhat dark, love story. I also truly hope there are more books to come.
Emari Sweet has had a horrible time recently. Her parents have died in a horrific car crash, and she’s been orphaned. Now someone is stalking her. He’s calling her at work, and it’s like he’s actually watching her! And yet, something is actually going right in her life. She has two fabulous friends in Jesse and Ivy. And then there’s her angel. Nick. She doesn’t know much about him yet, but the more he’s around, the more she discovers she’s becoming enamored with him. But there’s something he’s hiding. And who is the guy who keeps haunting her dreams? She’s seen him as well outside, when she takes Eddyson, her puppy, for a walk. Who is the freak in the red coat? What does he want with her? And what is up with Sabre? Can Emari and Nick work out their differences? Can Nick convince Sabre that Emari is worth bringing into their clique? Will Emari ever be rid of her night terrors? Or will all this be for naught, when the Wraith comes knocking?
Vampires sparkled through the spotlight. Then, the zombies shambled through. Now, it's time for a new paranormal. DREAM WEAVER. A beautiful, atmospheric story that is dark science fiction meets young adult.
Nickolas Benedetti is a Dream Weaver; an ancient, arcane and almost immortal race with the power to control memories and dreams. Nick plunges heart-first into tragedy-torn Emari Sweet's dark and nebulous life to save her from haunting night terrors...and finds his heart irretrievably entangled with hers. Nick saves Emari from her darkness, but can he save her from the real, living, breathing nightmares that have followed him to her doorstep?
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
If I could only use one word to describe Dream Weaver by Su Williams it would be SUPERB. Luckily, I get to use more than one. Dream Weaver is an unusual tale, part fantasy, part paranormal, part romance, part horror and part supernatural. When you roll all those genres into one you have a book you can't put down. I started reading this book yesterday afternoon and finished it around 3 this morning. I'm usually a very fast reader but I found I wanted to read slowly to savor the exquisite moments of pleasure this book offers.
Dream Weaver is Su Williams' first novel. I certainly hope it is not her last. Dream Weaver could easily be expanded into a whole series of books. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, leading me to believe she has more books in mind. I've always been curious about the Nephilim and love the idea of an expanded series of books on the topic, even if it is all fiction. This is a series fans of fantasy will not want to miss.
The Eyes Have It!
This book is a clear case of "the eyes have it". You are drawn in immediately by the cover image. The imagery of a young girl asleep with the mesmerizing eyes overlooking her bed instantly gets your brain working on numerous levels. Are the eyes evil or are they good? These are just a few of the things that go through your head. It is always good if you can get someone's brain working before they even open the cover of the book.
Once Su gets you inside the book, the fun really begins. The young sleeping girl becomes a tragic figure in her own life. So many horrible things happen to her in such a short amount of time, she begins to think she cannot make it and looks to over means of comfort. The dream weaver, Nick is painfully aware of her plight and does all he can to end her pain.
I don't want to ruin the story line, but as the story continues Nick and Emari must face many decisions that will affect both of them together and individually. There are many twists in this story that no one really sees coming until you are in the middle of them. The story is exciting and suspenseful.
Ms. Williams does an excellent job of handling some very delicate social issues that affect many of our young adults today. Her characters are developed well and the plight of the young Emari is most believable. Emari suffers from an actual condition well known among our young people and Ms. Williams works hard in her story line to let those young people know that there is more to life than pain. She gives them a choice and a way out of their misery.
Not only is this a fabulous fantasy read, it is a social commentary that lends help and support to a number of afflicted young people. Ms. Williams has written the story with the compassion of one that understands and knows the pain that they feel. The helpful message is there and clearly stated for those that need it. For the rest of us, it is just a mesmerizing story full of beautiful imagery and fabulous characters. The book is well worth the price in entertainment alone.
Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo
Mischelley66 - 5 stars
I loved this book..I was captivated by the characters..I was drawn in and had a hard time putting the book down..I can't wait until the rest of the series so I can find out what happens.