From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals comes a new middle-grade series featuring Ever's younger sister, Riley.
Riley's finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer's dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it's her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who's been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears.
Square Fish (September 13, 2011)
# ISBN-10: 0312563752
# ISBN-13: 978-0312563752
"The Dreamland audio book was a fun listen. The narrator, Kathleen McInerney, was great because she nailed the voices ... Loved it! I am enjoying making my way through this series with Riley. She has come a long way since the first book, making little mistakes and learning as she goes. Although Bodhi is Riley's mentor, they are becoming more of a team now. I think that Riley may be a little sweet on Bodhi, but in an innocent, flirtatious way ... How cool is the whole idea of Dreamweaving that Alyson Noël has created? Oh, and the ghost boy who sends nightmares to people?! Now it may be hard for me to sleep at night! Audio is a nice way to enjoy Dreamland and I am so glad I had the opportunity to listen to Riley's story."
—4 stars, Reading Vacation (Audio Review)
"Good story! I love that each book brings a new element to Riley's world ... Riley's loneliness is heartbreaking. She longs for change. Being forever 12 years old isn't the greatest notion to deal with. Ever and Riley have a beautiful scene in this book, that I think fans will love. Dreamland is a fast adventure, a fun read. Fans of this author will have no trouble enjoying this new story."
—Anna's Book Blog (Audio Review)
"This series is really special and I love recommending it to younger
readers. It hits on a lot of topics like self-acceptance, the ability to
learn from your mistakes, as well as the important concept of maturity...
I really can't wait until the next installment."
"I love the Riley/Bodie dynamic. This third book shows more than ever how
attached Riley is to her young guide Bodie... This book series is very
charming because Riley's delight and enthusiasm are infectious, though she
experiences some loneliness and wistfulness, too. It's good to see Riley
rising to do things on her own, and while she makes plenty of mistakes,
she's always ready and eager to help people. I'm not much of an audiobook
listener, but the first-rate narration on this one, combined with a very
lovable character made my listening experience truly great. Grade:
—All-Consuming Books/Reviews by Tiger (Audio Review)
"I have to congratulate Alyson on another amazing book in the RILEY
BLOOM SERIES... If you've followed the IMMORTAL SERIES then you're in for a
little surprise. I really enjoyed that bit in the novel and I'm hoping for more
glimpses... All in all a lovely read and full of lessons that some of us
could take to heart but in the end Riley is growing into a mature young lady
and I cannot wait to see what WHISPER holds for me."
"Riley is a sassy character, and although her fiery drive gets her in
trouble, I think that quality is what totally made this book enjoyable.
She's twelve and I really liked how the author portrays her as that age—not older or younger... I also loved, loved the scene between Riley and Ever! It was so darn sweet... and sad. The characters were great throughout... Overall, I would recommend it to readers who have started this series, like sassy and fun characters and a light-quick read!"
—LULU The Bookworm