A dream world turns into a haunting nightmare in this spellbinding debut novel, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus, The Island of Two Trees or the Will Wilder series.
Everything changed once Andrea's brother, Francis, vanished. Her life had been flipped upside down, and there was nothing she could do to bring it back the way it was. Andrea leaps at the chance to escape her agony when she uncovers a mystical dream world called Reverie in the woods near her house. The price of entrance, however, is high: Andrea must give up a memory in order to enter. And she knows exactly which memory she wants to forget.
Andrea discovers tent after tent of fantasies come true; she may soar on a blast of wind, fight swashbuckling pirates and dig for buried gold, reach for—and wish on—a actual star, and much, much more. Andrea quickly understands, however, that not all of Reverie's dreams are designed for fun, and the Sandman behind the circus tents appears to have his own goals. Andrea sees the sad reality when she discovers a tent in which her brother's biggest dread has been brought to life: reverie is not an escape; it is a trap.
Will Andrea and her new pal Penny be able to find Francis, figure out what's going on in Reverie, and escape this nightmare dream world?
A marvellously original, fantastically creepy debut novel that will live in the thoughts of readers long after the final exciting page has been turned.
Paperback. 320 pages.
Suggested for ages 10+. Middle-Grade-Aged Readership Level.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lorelei Savaryn enjoys authoring creepy, magical stories for children. She holds a BA in creative writing and is a former elementary teacher and instructional coach. A Catholic convert and homeschool mother of four children, she resides with her family outside Chicago, Illinois. She also wrote The Edge of In Between for young readers.