Published: July 19th 2016 by Tik Tok Press
Remy Novem was murdered…
But she didn’t die.
Forced to escape to Somniare, a dream landscape, Remy must somehow survive living nightmares, and endless torment without using her magic. Her only hope for freedom is to hitch a ride with a human back into reality, tricking the poor creature into believing no harm will befall them.
Remy isn’t troubled by the fact that she must kill to live…
Until love changes everything.
Note: I received a review copy through Xpresso Tours in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.
I think the first thing that drew me toward this book was the cover. I absolutely love it! It is so bright and colourful and, if I had a physical copy of the book, I would probably just sit and stroke it for a while. Because apparently that’s how I roll! Of course, the premise drew me in afterward and I just knew that I had to request a copy! I was also sent a set of signed character cards by the author – which I am in love with!
As soon as you open this book, you are thrown into this crazy world of Somniare and you have literally no idea what is going on. I will admit, I actually felt a little lost for a while, but it was in a good way! As soon as I started getting used to the idea of Somniare and we were explained the world and the rules etc. a little bit better, it was a book that kept me on the edge of my seat because you literally couldn’t guess what was going to happen next! Somniare is a dreamscape, which Remy escaped to after she was murdered – which allows her the opportunity to get back into the real world… alive! Everyone’s dreams are different, so it understandable that no one knows what is going to happen next!
I actually really liked Remy! Despite the fact that she only thought of herself at the beginning of the book, which I can actually understand, giver her circumstances – she does actually evolve throughout the book and starts to think of others as well as herself and trying to get them out alive too. I think her experiences change her, especially because she is forced to relive her most horrible hours and she also has to live through her biggest fears – which she buried into her subconscious.
Kiernan was a character who I loved in some moments and I hated in others. He was a complicated mess and I loved trying to figure him all out! I’m still unsure as to what his motives are and what he wants on earth, but it is easy to see why he is mistrusting and bitter toward witches and other people in general. He was treated badly and tricked – but that is no reason to take it out on Remy! I still think he is a character that could be redeemed… but I think it would take a lot for him to actually come back from how far he went!!
I wasn’t particularly feeling the romance between Remy and her familiar, Makoto. It didn’t really give me the whole goosebumps, I want more feels. I thought they made amazing friends (considering he is her familiar), but I feel like the romance was a bit forced! I loved the banter between them when they weren’t pining for each other or arguing over whatever, because it was a comedic relief from an otherwise sticky and often intense situations!
After that ending… I really need the next book… Like now-ish! I am DYING to see what Remy does and how she gets out of the situation she now finds herself in! It was a cliff hanger ending and I am so happy that I don’t have to wait that long for the next book! Because, I don’t think I can. I may just go and steal a copy like now… although that would include a flight to America… and I get travel sick really easily. So maybe not!
I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely looking forward to the next instalment! I need to know what happens next! I gave this book 4/5 stars!
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6 thoughts on “Somniare by D. T. Dyllin”
Wow this book sounds really good. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and the cover was definitely the very first thing that caught my eye as well. It’s so gorgeous; I can really see what it was about the cover that drew you to this book!
Great review! 🙂
I do absolutely love the cover and I just want a physical copy so I can sit and stroke it for a while… 😀 I would definitely recommend it 🙂
Do you not have a physical copy then? Although I guess if not it’s any excuse to buy books right! 🙂
I received a review copy in Ebook format from Xpresso Tours 🙂
Ohh, it’s great you got a copy through Xpresso Tours then, are you planning on buying a physical copy?
I probably will at some point! 🙂