ARC REVIEW: John Dreamer by Elise Celine a.k.a everyone need a trip to the Great White Room



TITLE: John Dreamer (John Dreamer #1)

AUTHOR: Elise Celine

PUBLICATION: Published February 12th 2014 by AuthorBuzz

GENRE: YA > Fantasy | Contemporary | Paranormal

PAGES: 203pages (Kindle Edition)

SOURCE: e-Arc from Publisher (Netgalley)

RATING: 4 ★★★★



Andy wasn’t usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she’d seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her. 

When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined, and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.

“John Dreamer” is the first in a series of books set in the confines of the Great White Room.



“Suddenly everything went dark and we couldn’t see anymore”

Hands down, one of the most unique book I’ve read this year! It’s original, inspiring and it will make you think. About your life, dreams and fears.

The story started a little confusing but I found it very easy to read after the first chapter. Andy found herself in a great white room with no recollection on how and why she’s there. The great white room consists of 7 chairs with names of Andy, John, Olivia, Matthew, Marcus, Roy and Linda and one by one, those chairs got filled. Each one of them has their different stories, each one of them has their own fear to conquer and a dream that they want to happen. 

Now you think I’ll get confused by their different POV’s but we’re only in Andy’s head. There’ll be some chapters that it’ll change but I still figured out whose head it is since they’re all original. This is why I love the book so much, I feel connected to them all. And I do feel that everyone can relate to at least one of the characters in the book. Yes, there’s an Insta-Love. It’s even the kind that doesn’t make sense.. at first (nothing really makes sense in GreatWhiteRoom) but as the story progresses, I was rooting for them. And I know, I JUST KNOW that they belong to each other. I love how the readers are aware the there’s something between them but they’re not acting on it annoyingly. 

The plot and the writing is just plain beautiful. I love how simple the writing is, it’s perfect for the compelling and unique plot of the story. No exaggerations or overwhelming metaphors, just simple and easy. 

I CANNOT WAIT for the sequel. I love that all of them made their dreams come true and some of them conqured their fears (with the help of the jolly Guardian) but really, the ending kind of broke my heart. I understand that it has to end that way, buy my heart can’t help but cry OKAY!

John Dreamer is, as I said above, inspirational, thought provoking and beautiful. The story is woven wonderfully and I adore the author for writing a book like this. It’s perfect for every reader!


14 thoughts on “ARC REVIEW: John Dreamer by Elise Celine a.k.a everyone need a trip to the Great White Room

  1. I actually have this book, and I am glad that you actually enjoyed this book. Now I don’t have to feel wary about the book. I do like a book that inspires, and I’ll be sure to have some tissues with me near the ending. 🙂

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did, Dre! It really lightened my mood when I finished it, though there are little tears present So yeah, keep those tissues 🙂

  2. Books that make me really, really think are always some of my favorites; and I’m so glad this one made you think! And creative and original stories make me equally happy too. 🙂 Definitely going to have to give this a try because I’m intrigued! Thanks for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3

    1. Ooooh. I hope you’ll love it just as much as I did, Zoe. I will be looking out for your thoughts if ever you decided to read it 🙂 Thanks!!

  3. Awesome! God knows how much stories we have now are rehashed stuff that are used over and over again with just different toppings, so original and unique stories are really, really more needed now than ever! It feels like there will be a lot of drama or somehow internal conflict thingy going about, too, with all of them telling their individual stories from scratch. Can’t wait!

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. I hope you’ll give this a try, Faye! It really is awesome. And I don;t know if I’m just PMS-ing, but it made me emotional! Haha.

  4. Love this:
    It’s original, inspiring and it will make you think. About your life, dreams and fears.

    Plus, this book is a short one! I’m going to buy it right now (man I told myself I wouldn’t…) because it does look good, Paula and also so interesting. Love the review and thanks for sharing. And who doesn’t love a beautiful writing, huh? 😀

    1. Yes!!! I honestly think this is one of those that you should not miss out. I’ll be waiting for your thoughts, Lola! And you know what? I just finished this on one sitting, I have a feeling you will too! <3

  5. This sounds PRE-tty goooood *sing songs* I’ve read a lot of epic fantasy, so lots of POVs doesn’t usually bother me, and I’ll definitely put this one on my wishlist. I don’t do well with heartbreaking endings, however, so I might wait until the next book comes out before actually reading it. But read it, I will. Lovely review!

    1. Oh Jessica I hope you’ll love them. According to my stalking: you’ve been reading intense book lately. Hahaha. Like, really EPIC books. I would not say that this isn’t epic but it’s in a different kind of way! 😀

      Thanks for visiting! <3

  6. I actually didn’t know much about this book but now i’m pretty interested in it! I’m going to have to get it and keep in mind the ending with have me crying!

    1. Lily, thank youuu! The ending is… ahhh, yes I had tears on my eyes while I was reading it. I hope my review convinced you! Hahaha.

  7. I’ve been wading through a sea of books that feature Norse mythology lately, so this unique story will be a nice change of pace. And, you can’t go wrong with beautiful writing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Paula!

    1. Oh the writing is awesome! So easy and so far from confusing! I think you’ll just finish it one sitting! 😉 Thanks, Carmel! 😀

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