HarperTeen, 9780062338679, 336pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
From immensely talented debut author Robert L. Anderson comes a stunning, complex, and imaginative story about the fine line between dreams and reality that will appeal to fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle.
Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never broken the rules.
Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town. For the first time in her life, Dea feels normal. But both Dea and Connor have secrets, and as she is increasingly drawn to Connor’s dreams—and nightmares—the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate, putting everyone she loves in danger.
About the Author
Robert L. Anderson grew up in Brooklyn and graduated college in 2004 with a degree in philosophy. Since then, he has lived in five states and twelve countries, and on three continents. Dreamland is his first novel.
Praise For Dreamland…
— Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter and The Cage
“Dreamland is an inventive blend of fantasy and mystery, full of nail-biting twists that draw you in and keep you guessing. Beware! Once you start this book, you won’t put it down.”
— Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series
“this complexly characterized and multidimensional novel rewards readers with a deep sense of place, an unusual world, and an entirely enjoyable romance.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Debut author Anderson weaves a compelling tale about a girl trying to find where she belongs.”
“This page-turning thriller is filled with creepy dreamscapes that will entrance and frighten readers. Recommended for those who appreciate suspense novels with unique twists.”
— School Library Journal
“Anderson creates a spellbinding landscape.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“By turns romantic, fantastical, and terrifying, Dreamland will have broad genre appeal and will be easy to booktalk.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
The dreamscapes... are at times gorgeously realized, especially when Dea traverses what turns out to be an entire kingdom of connected dreams, filled with grotesque monsters and unusual beauty.
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books