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 ★★★★
BLURB FROM GOODREADS:
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!