ARC Review | Reverie

Title: Reverie

Author: Ryan La Sala

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release date: December 3, 2019

My rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different. 

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

Review:

Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was so interested in Reverie from the moment I saw the cover, then I read the synopsis and I couldn’t wait to pick it up. I am so happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was as magical as I hoped it would be!

Reveries are basically someone’s dreams made into a reality. Each world is more extravagant and beautiful than the last. They all are completely different and have their own sets of rules. The author does a great job at explaining how everything works with in them. It can be a lot to take in at times, but it’s written in a way that is easy to understand. You never truly know what is going to happen while the characters are inside of these reveries so there are quite a few twists and turns along the way. I was on the edge of my seat for a majority of the book.

From the very beginning we are aware that the main character Kane has no memories from the past few months. So while he is learning all the ins and outs of reveries, so are we. I really loved learning about the magic system and the world right along side him.

This wasn’t a romance based fantasy, but the relationship between two of the characters was precious. I really loved chemistry they had. I do wish that we were able to see more of them all throughout the story though.

The only issue I had with this book was the way the reveries were unraveled. Since each world was so complex, I expected more from the unraveling. It just seemed a little bit too easy and convenient for my liking. 

Overall, I really did like Reverie. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and creative fantasy!

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