ARC Review: Dreamer by L.E. DeLano (XPRESSO Book Tours)


Today I’m bringing readers a review of Dreamer by L.E. DeLano in conjunction with XPRESSO Book Tours. Keep scrolling for my thoughts as well as book and author info, purchase links and even a giveaway!

DreamerDreamer by L.E. DeLano

Published by Swoon Reads on April 10, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy

Pages: 350 Format: eARC Source: XBT

3.5/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

I acquired this ARC from the publisher through XPRESSO Book Tours. This does not impact my thoughts and opinions in any way.

You’re still you no matter where you go.

Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn’t all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she’d never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds… but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends.

L.E. DeLano’s Dreamer picks up shortly after the events of the first book, Traveler, as Jessa is still reeling from her introduction to reality hopping and all that came with it. I have to say I wanted a bit more from this second installment but the author still managed to craft a fun, interesting read with unique worlds and lovable characters that I had a hard time putting down.

Jessa deals with a lot in this one. Her anger and grief are very present but she’s still trying to live a relatively normal life while keeping up with her traveling. Finn, with his swoon-worthy accent, throws everything back into disarray again when he appears. Ben’s been there through it all though, super supportive and willing to crack a joke when necessary. I could totally have done without this love triangle though. I’d be remiss in not mentioning Danny ,who is once again a highlight, always observing and oh so kind.

I enjoyed the new realities Jessa and Finn took us to and the premise has always been a strength of these books. The descriptions and experience were something else but this story was definitely missing a strong plot. I was fascinated by Travelers and Dreamers but there wasn’t enough expansion on their roles and how it affected the realities. Plus the villain took a backseat for most of the story.

Overall Dreamer by L.E. DeLano was an interesting wrap up to this duology. I wish there had been a bit more in terms of expanding concepts and explosive conclusions but I truly loved the characters and the reality swapping was still incredibly cool. It’s a quick, easy read that packs an emotional punch and I think fans of SciFi and Fantasy will definitely enjoy it.

Are you excited for Dreamer? Think it’d be fun to travel to alternate realities?

Let me know in the comments below!


The lovely folks at XPRESSO Book Tours are offering up one paperback copy of Dreamer to a lucky winner.


Purchase Links

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

About the Author

Delano copyL.E. DeLano is a YA novelist rep’d by Barry Goldblatt Literary agency, author of the upcoming “Traveler” (Swoon Reads/MacMillan 2017) and lifelong writer. Her work has been featured on various online outlets and she lives in Pennsylvania with two very adventurous kids and two very ridiculous cats. In her spare time, she writes (of course) and binge-watches way too much Netflix.
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