Published by HarperTeen on April 12th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book kinda took me by surprise because I was actually expecting a sort of fantasy book. I mean, how else would they explain the dream-guy-turned-real-guy story line? I totally did not expect the analysis of dreams in this book, and to be honest, that made Dreamology pretty interesting.
I have to admit that there were certain parts of this book that disappointed me, View Spoiler »mainly the part where Max actually cheated on his girlfriend for the main character. I found that part pretty unnecessary, since Max could’ve just broken up with his gf before starting to kiss another girl. It’s not even once, it’s like a few damn times. And he barely feels guilty about it! So that kinda diminished my love for his character, honestly. At least Alice had some remorse. « Hide Spoiler but overall, I love this book.
Alice has been dreaming about Max since, like, forever. And that’s all he’s been to her – a dream. Until she actually met him in real life and things got complicated REALLY fast. Suddenly reality and dream world seemed to be the same, and even I, as a reader, could not really tell them apart.
Dreamology was pretty intense, and I finished it in one sitting. To be fair, the story seems quite short to me, but I did actually love Alice. She was such a unique character that I felt all dreamers could relate to. I’m a dreamer – I always had my mind up in the clouds, and it was refreshing to read about a similar character. It’s like, I totally get her. If I had a dream boy that existed in my dream every single night, then that’s my life. So, reading Alice’s story had been really amazing to me, because I knew exactly why she felt the way she did.
With that, I would actually recommend dreamers, and those who want to know more about dreams, to actually read this book.