Dreamology

Dreamology

by Lucy Keating

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ISBN-13: 9780062380029
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 92,187
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lucy Keating is a New Englander who fell in love with California and now splits her time between Venice Beach and San Francisco. When she’s not writing, Lucy is probably walking her dog, listening to music, or eating ice cream. One of these things is almost always true, and on a particularly great day, all are true. She is the author of Dreamology and Literally. Visit Lucy at www.lucykeating.com.

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Dreamology 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love analyzing dreams, so this book was perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, smart characters. This story felt true to life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, I absolutley love Oliver, and Max made me angry at times but i learned to love him. I reccomend this book to 7th grade and beyond readers. The storyline was perfect
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MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Alice has been meeting Max in her dreams for as long as she can remember. Every night they travel through the dream world having adventures together. Alice is madly in love with Max, after all he is her dream boy. But that's the problem too. Max doesn't actually exist. At least not until Alice and her father move to Boston and Alice finds Max at her new school. Unfortunately Real Max isn't at all like Dream Max. He claims he doesn't know Alice and that he wants nothing to do with her. While Alice is desperately avoiding Real Max she and Dream Max are still having beautiful dreams together. But something is wrong in their dreams too. As elements of their dreams start to appear in their waking lives, Alice and Max realize that their dreams might be ending all too soon in Dreamology (2016) by Lucy Keating. Dreamology is Keating's first novel. Alice narrates this story in first person including dream sequences and her day-to-day life. While the dream sequences add a strong dose of silliness, Alice is still dealing with pent up feelings from her mother's abandonment years ago. She and her father are still working out how they work as a family of two (two and a half with their dog). Although she is often naive to the point of rashness, Alice is an endearing heroine with an authentic voice and problems that will be relatable (and seem surmountable) to teen readers. There is no way around it: the premise here is kind of wacky. Readers able to provide a willing suspension of disbelief will enjoy this funny story where dreams blend with reality and romance transcends both. Dreamology is a quick diversion with a sweet romance and a nice touch of humor. Possible Pairings: Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis, It Wasn't Always Like This by Joy Preble, Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan, Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the cutest love story! I didnt want to put it down!!! I would reccomend it for ages 11 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was great.
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
When I received this from the publisher I was kinda iffy about reading it. I was thinking it would be filled with cliches or over done troupes, (I mean hello, its about someone's "dream guy") but it actually turned out to be so much better than what I thought it would. In this book Max and Alice have known each other their entire lives. Without even meeting. Then one day, she walks into a new school and sees the boy from her dreams sitting there. But he's nothing like she knows him to be. Does she convince him that she knows him or does she just leave him alone and pray she keeps her sanity? I thought this was going to be filled with cliches and troupes, but it wasn't really that bad. It had its moments, but it wasn't over the top. I liked that Keating was able to balance it out as a debut author.It really showed her talent as an author that she could make something so cliche her own. I also really liked the characters. Although they weren't all fleshed out, that's what I liked about them. They always seemed to have a mystery surrounding them, but for a book like this it worked for it. I also really liked Alice. She was really weird, but after living her entire life like she had, I wrote it off. I felt like she had every right to be as weird as she was. As for the plot, I don't really feel like there was one. But the thing is, it didn't make it bad. I was more worried about the rest of the cutesy stuff that was going on versus what the end game was. The swoons are there and that made all the difference for me. This contemp is really light and fluffy and it was just what I was in the mood for at the time. This wasn't what I was expecting, but it wasn't in a bad way. It actually taught me alot about dreams and other random things and that's what I liked most about it. This may not have been what I expected it to be, but it was certainly what I needed it to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this novel. The two worlds Alex and Max Co exist in. It was truly an amazing story.
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
Ever since she was a child, Alice has dreamed of a boy named Max. She even fell in love with him, though she knew a relationship with a fictional person was hopeless. Until she moved to a new city and saw him walk into one of her classes. But the dream Max and the real one are not completely the same. If they are ever going to be together, they will have to overcome some hurdles first—beginning with his girlfriend, Celeste. Dreamology was sweet. It was filled with the chaos of dreams and romance. It was a story of growing up as much as it was a teen romance with a magical twist. Misunderstandings and arguments, confusion over what is real as far as their relationship, love triangles, and much more make the book extremely interesting. I think what I loved most of all, though, were the characters themselves. They each had a distinct personality that was not over-the-top as many distinct personalities tend to be. Alice was my favorite. When she zoned out she thought about the weirdest things that were ironically still related to the situation. This fun fact, for instance, came up in a conversation about security systems: “Did you know that in ancient China, an emperor’s last line of defense against an intruder was a tiny Pekingese dog hidden up the sleeve of his kimono?” Little tidbits like this made me love the main character and the crazy story. The characters grew so much during the story, too. Alice had her head in the clouds too much, and not only in her dreams. She never really moved on after her mom left, and Alice was having a hard time growing up as an adult with plans for her future beyond high school. And when the dreams ended, the story continued, because the characters were not quite done growing yet. One thing I did not like was that they book portrayed the characters doing drugs a little bit. It was kind of something done on the side without much influence on the characters, but it was there and it was not shown to be a problem so much. Teenagers drinking alcohol underage, a high school adviser offering drugs to the student, and hints of something sexual going on in the background. These things certainly exist for teens, but that does not mean it is good to have them portrayed so openly without the characters putting up a noticeable protest against them. Despite its flaws, I truly enjoyed this book. The negative elements just mentioned were so minor and in the background I might even go so far as to say the book is PG, but only barely. And I enjoyed the sweet romance, the bizarre dreams reminiscent of my own, and the growth of the fascinating characters. I would recommend this book to readers of romantic YA fiction. And I am left contemplating a line that truly showed how much Alice grew throughout the tale: “Dreams are all we have? I frown. No, Mom, they are not all we have. We have so much more than that. We have friends and loved ones and real life. We have people that matter, real people, and what we do matters to them in return. They rely on us.” I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for and honest review.
brittanysbookrambles More than 1 year ago
Dreamology is one of the most epic love stories I have ever read. Seriously guys, I was fangirling the ENTIRE time that I was reading this book. It was amazing, beautiful, hilarious, and relatable. It's a contemporary romance with a sci-fi twist that will make you want to read it over and over again. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. The characters are fantastic, the writing is witty and funny, and the development of the plot is extremely well-executed. I highly recommend that ALL of you add this book to your TBR if you haven't done so already. Dreamology is already on my list of best books of 2016. Read my full review: http://www.bookrambles.com/2015/10/dreamology-by-lucy-keating-arc-review.html
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I loved the premise of this {and hello gorgeous cover}, so I was quite eager to start reading. I loved Alice right from the beginning. She's a little quirky, but I think that was one of my favorite parts to her personality. She loves being in her dreams and who can blame her. Max is sweet and maybe a little confused at what's happening. He catches up quickly and I liked him so much even his push and pull with Alice didn't annoy me. There are some other great characters {Oliver and Alice's BFF, Sophie} The science-y stuff wasn't too science-y, but definitely seemed plausible. And I love love loved the chapters with the dreams. The plot was captivating and had imagery so vivid it felt like I was in the dreams with Alice and Max. I could easily read these two forever. **Huge thanks to Harper Teen and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**