Dreamland (Riley Bloom Series #3)

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Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. ...

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Overview

Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it’s her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who’s been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Zella Cunningham
An account of what existence might be like after death, told in language that a young adult reader can appreciate. Riley Bloom needs to get in touch with her sister, Ever. She needs advice about how to become a teenager. A problem with a simple solution, except for one detail—Riley resides in the Here and Now because she died in a tragic car accident when she was twelve years-old. Her consuming desire is to go to the place where dreams are created so she can dream jump into her sister's sleeping thoughts. It does not occur to Riley to ask her parents or grandparents. They are Here and they have no idea that Riley is unhappy. And so far no one has been able to tell her, to her satisfaction, how she can become thirteen. Riley fears she will be forever twelve. Bodhi, her fifteen year-old guide, is more concerned with his new girlfriend and only fleetingly answers Riley's incessant questions about growing older. Her parents and grandparents are busy re-creating their perception of perfect lives. The other souls Riley comes to know are searching for their own contentment—Satchel, a renegade DreamWeaver who is obsessed with warning the living about the dangers that are everywhere, Balthazar, the director of the Dream Jump, and Mort, who takes Riley to the place where dreams happen but who is stuck in memories of his life on the earth plane. In her haste to discover the place where dreams are created, Riley allows her youth and inexperience to get her in trouble with the Council. She is a Soul Catcher whose job it is to convince and direct lost souls to leave the earth plane and move on to the Here and Now. She mistakenly believes that what she does will determine her growth. It turns out that everybody has been letting Riley know how she can grow into the next level, knowledge so simple that Riley almost misses it. This book is the third in the "Riley Bloom" series. Reviewer: Zella Cunningham
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“…Kathleen McInenery was great. Although her voice didn’t necessarily sound like that of a 12 year old, she nailed the intonation and emotion behind the words.” – YA LitWit Blog

“Although intended for young adults, Dreamland will appeal to listeners of all ages and is highly recommended for public library audiobook collections.” – The Midwest Book Review

“Kathleen McInerney’s narration is just killer. In earlier books, I had mostly read riley as being spunky and sassy, but the narrator really brings out her girly side, and her awe at all the magical things that surround her.” – All Consuming Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312563752
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: Riley Bloom Series , #3
  • Edition description: STRIPPABLE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 66,946
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and The Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.

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Read an Excerpt

Dreamland

1

The second I laid eyes on Aurora my shoulders slumped, my face unsquinched, and I heaved a deep sigh of relief knowing I had an ally, a friend on my side.

I was sure it would all be okay.

It was in the way her hair shimmered and shone—transforming from yellow to brown to black to red before starting the sequence all over again.

Her skin did the same, converting from the palest white to the darkest ebony, and every possible hue in between.

And her gown, her gorgeous yellow gown, sparkled and gleamed and swished at her feet like a crush of fallen stars.

Even though I no longer mistook her for an angel like I did the first time I saw her, still, the whole glistening sight calmed me in a major way.

But, as it turns out, I'd misread the whole thing.

As soon as I took one look at her aura—as soon as I notedthe way its usual bright, popping purple had dimmed to a much duller violet—well, that's when I knew we were on opposite sides.

It was just like Bodhi had said: I had a heckuva lot to explain. My last Soul Catch hadn't exactly been assigned.

I stared at my feet, head hanging in shame, scraggly blond hair hanging limply before me as I forced myself to shuffle behind him. Using those last remaining moments to run a frantic search through my best, most plausible excuses—mentally rehearsing my story again and again like a panicky actor on opening night.

Even though I'd only been doing my job as a Soul Catcher when I coaxed and convinced a whole lot of ghosts to cross the bridge to where they belonged, there was no denying the fact that I'd been told to look the other way—to mind my own business. To not get involved by sticking my semi-stubby nose in places where it most certainly didn't belong.

But did I listen?

Uh, not exactly.

Instead I charged full speed ahead into a whole heap of trouble.

I followed Bodhi to the stage, his back so stiff and his hands so clenched I was glad I couldn't see his face. Though, if I had to guess, I'd be willing to bet that his mouth, free ofthe straw he usually chomped when the Council wasn't around, was pinched into a thin, grim line, while his green eyes, heavily shadowed by his insanely thick fringe of lashes, were sparking and flaring as he thought of ways to rid himself of me once and for all.

I peered under my bangs, watching as Aurora took her place next to Claude, who sat next to Samson, who was right beside Celia, who was so tiny and petite she was able to share an armrest with Royce without either one of them having to compromise or fight for equal space. And seeing them all assembled like that, waiting to hear just how I might go about explaining myself, well, that's when I remembered the most important evidence of all.

The one undeniable thing that required no verbal explanation, as it was right there smack dab in the front and center, visible for all to see.

I had my glow on.

Actually, scratch that. It wasn't just my usual glow. It was far more impressive than that.

As a reward for all I'd accomplished my glow had significantly deepened. Going from what started out as a barely there, pale green shimmer straight into a ... well ... a somewhat deeper green shimmer.

Okay, maybe the change wasn't all that drastic, but the thing is, what it lacked in drama it made up for in substance.

Let's just say that it couldn't be missed.

After all, I'd seen it.

Bodhi had seen it.

Even Buttercup had looked right at me and barked a few times as he wagged his tail and spun around.

All of which I took as a pretty good sign that the Council would see it too—from what I knew of them, they didn't miss a thing.

I relaxed, pushed my hair off my face, and thought: How bad can it be when my glow is so clearly minty green?

But then I remembered what Bodhi had said about consequences and actions—about the Council's ability to give and take at will. Insisting that because of my failure to follow orders, it was really quite possible that by the time we were done, neither of us would ever glow again.

Knowing I had to act fast, do whatever it took to get them to see my side of things, I charged straight ahead.

I had no time for trouble. No time to waste.

Just moments before I'd learned something extraordinary—had heard about some mysterious dimension where all the dreams take place—and I was determined to find it.

Besides, I was pretty sure Bodhi couldn't be trusted. The fact that he found me a burden wasn't a secret.

When it came right down to it, it was every man, er,make that ghost, for himself. So I squeezed him right out and took center stage.

He gasped in astonishment. Tried to push me away. But he was too late, and I was too fast, and before he could do anything more, I was already standing smack dab in front of the Council, pushing aside any lingering fear.

Fear was for sissies. Of that I was sure.

It was time for me to tell them my side of things.

My story. My way.

And I was just about to begin, when I noticed the way Aurora's aura grew dimmer, as the rest of the Council's followed suit. Darkening in a way that made my mouth grow so dry, and my throat go so lumpy, the words jammed in my throat.

I stood shaking. Mute. Watching as Bodhi—my guide—the one person whose job it was to help me—shook his head and smirked. Leaving no doubt in my mind just how much he'd enjoy watching me burn.

DREAMLAND. Copyright © 2011 by Alyson Noël, LLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Super Good Book!

    I have kept up with this series and I am loving it! I can not wait for Whisper to come out! But, as for this book, I love all of the drama and how Riley figures out how to be 13. She continues to break rules by trying to help a ghost named Satchel for her own selfish reasons, and so you will see how that plays out. She also goes through some issues with Bodhi that are, in my opinion, very harsh. But if you loved Radiance and Shimmer, you will love Dreamland, too. Also if you love this series you MUST read the Immortal series, which is about Riley's sister, Ever, and all of her adventures. Keep reading!

    21 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    Radiant & Light Read

    Dreamland picked up where the last book left out. Riley's being stubborn as usual tries to break the rules all over again. This 3rd installment is as good as the other 2. Eventful, clean, and page-turning. The writing is written simply in 1st person and is perfect for younger readers and its extremely easy and quick to read. This is my favorite out of the 3 books in the series. Riley continues to throw tantrums and acts like your usual 12 year old girl and is determined to figure out how to turn 13, but thats tricky since she's dead. She was beginning to get on my nerves but then she finally learns a huge life lesson. Which she found through great characters like Balthazar, a former Hollywood director who now directs dreams. Her sister Ever, who goes through huge challenges because of the loss of her family and Bodhi, Riley's guide in her afterlife, who told her off and gave her the biggest eye-opening and hurtful speech ever. This is a step up from the last 2 books and a wonderful read for younger readers from ages 11 onwards. Dreamland is a perfect combination of flawless writing and a great light plot.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Best book Ever lol like her sister,Ever

    I forced my librian to get this book ,and gladly it was worth it!!!!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Terrific book

    This book was the least interesting book in the series. This book also had VERYscary parts and happy parts. I really like this series and the author is a wonderful writer too. :D

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Great

    This book is a great read!! Now i wanna read the next one

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Marvelooooouuuussss

    Omg suh a wonderful book i love the riley bloom seriles cant wait for the next 1

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Viola chick

    Love it!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

    Not up to par for Noel

    Not as exciting as the first 2 in the series. Miss having more interaction with Bodhi.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Lol

    I love it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    ?...

    Okay so ever is in thi one????????

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Read this

    I think she stuck up because she just wants to glow but stll ifs a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    ThE bEsT BoOk EvER

    I love the frist and secont one i can wat tile i get money on my acont

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Not what i expected

    Not as good as a lot of her other books i was kind of disappointed

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    To question

    Yes tis is a good book but u should read the first one btw she died in a car crash

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Director

    I love this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Question

    I m 10 wood this series be good 4 me and a 7 year old.he is an advanced reader,so m i.we love 2 read,especially chapter books!pleese say its a good series.we REALLY want to read it.it looks so cool.i no this much:riley has a sister(ever),a dog(buttercup,according to my bff)and was 12 when she died. But how did she die?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    MoArock

    In this edition of Dreamland Riley will NOT dissapoint u. This is be far the best book i ever read. Give the series a chance and i promise u will not be dissapointed. This book is filled to the top with action, and a bunch of other crap. But Riley is still trying to turn 13 even though she is dead. But what if in her last book of this series she finally gets what she wants. And mmaybe even a BOYFRIEND!!!!!!!!


    PEACE OUT!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Riley bloom imortal series

    I just this book and people r giving me spoiler alerts like the perdon who wrotr on October 30th! SPOILERR

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    C

    Can i join the clann? My name is Nightshade. Im a black she cat with a white tail tip and white paws. I have just gotten my warrior ceremony.


    *Nightshade*

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Another great book

    Alyson noel has out done herself yet again with Dreamland. Riley has yet again gotten her business where it shouldn't be and for her own greed, but since learning a heck of a good leason i think Riley will finally become a true teenager.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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