Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares

by Tom DeLonge, Suzanne Young

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Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge, Suzanne Young

Winner of the silver Benjamin Franklin award for Best Teen Fiction and part of the critically acclaimed transmedia project Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, comes what is hailed as a "teen Blade Runner, this book has nonstop action with dramatic, heart-pounding escapes" by the School Library Journal. Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares is a thrilling, edge of your seat story written by award-winning musician, producer and director Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young.

Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares follows the epic journey of two orphan brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a tragic car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

Also keep an eye out for ...Of Nightmares, the original soundtrack EP by Angels & Airwaves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943272310
Publisher: To the Stars
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Series: Poet Anderson Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 225,049
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning producer, director, and multi-platinum recording artist best known as the lead vocalist in blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. He lives in San Diego, California, where he runs his entertainment production company To The Stars, which focuses on science-fiction transmedia storytelling.

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, and Hotel Ruby, among other novels. Visit her at suzanne-young.blogspot.com.

Liam Gerrard is an award-winning voice artist with over ten years of experience working in every field of the voice industry, as well as a highly acclaimed stage and screen actor. A 2017 Audie Award nominee, he has narrated over thirty audiobooks in a wide range of genres and styles.

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Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
mia182 More than 1 year ago
Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares follows the journey of two brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is driven on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson. The book is a wonderful story of fantasy and reality, good and evil. The characters are so carefully thought of and put together it is simply like watching a film as Young and Delonge have created such great care into creating Jonas and Alan. I highly recommend this book for a reader who loves any genre, it is a wonderful read covering the scientific wonders of the world and I cannot wait to read it again.
carrieandrsn More than 1 year ago
Got this book earlier because I pre-ordered it on To The Stars's official site AMAZING Being a lucid dreamer myself, dreams and science behind them have always fascinated me. Unfortunately, there is not that many works that explore this topic. The closest i can think of is A Nightmare On Elm Street. This book has just as horrifying parts but overall it has a much more optimistic take on it. Add comedy, romance, some incredible futuristic races in Tron-like style and you get Poet Anderson ...of Nightmares. When I first heard about the concept of the story I immediately knew that I'll love this, but after seeing the short animation I got worried that story will be mostly based on romance, I'm not a big fan of that. Plus I was not familiar with Suzanne's style and I was not sure if I'll like it. So many stories have an incredible concept but get ruined by poor writing. This book is definitely not one of them. Suzanne nailed it. I do not remember the last time I was this excited to read a book. it hooks you up from first pages and does not let you go. If you are familiar with Tom, you might notice where in the story his personality shows up more. Those small differences make the story more colourful What is also great is the amount of additional content this book has - comic books that help you get a bit deeper into the story and character background, short animations that help you see the world the way it was imagined by authors. And it's hard not to mention the amazing "...of Nightmares" EP by Angels And Airwaves. The EP helps you get in the right mood for the story, feel the atmosphere of the book. Important to note that even though all those things are parts of the same story, everything still holds up very good on it's own.
parisrocks More than 1 year ago
Thouroughly impressed w/ the first collaborative effort in the Poet Anderson series from Tom DeLonge (Angels & Airwaves/Blink 182) and Suzanne Young. The mission statement is "a dream is a dream is a dream". You follow, Jonas, the central character and he weaves between reality and dreams. Colorful and feisty, you begin to be consumed w/ his otherwordly battles w/ Nightstalkers in an effort to keep his comatose brother safe. You cheer for his victory, you gasp at the love he finds. A quick read w/ natural dialogue and brilliant imagery. Just get it, read it. Lay back, look up. Dream.
jimmehrabbit More than 1 year ago
SHOULD I READ THIS BOOK? Yes. WHY? It's entertaining. Very well worded and thought out. ANY ADVICE BEFORE I READ? Go into knowing as little as possible. I went into it just reading the comic prequel, and not knowing where they were going to take the story, but I LOVE where they went! WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT? An engaging story that sucks you in. You're not just reading a story, you're actually there watching it unfold. WHAT'S YOUR HONEST OPINION? Thank you for asking. I actually really do think it's a great book. I was entertained from beginning to end. I ride the bus a lot, and it made the commit seem shorter (and it made me start wishing it was longer). Not many books make me share emotion with the character. I found myself getting angry and feeling sad while reading it, and for me, is usually the definitive aspect that determines whether I just liked the book, or whether I LOVED the book. I absolutely LOVED this book.
MissBeaker More than 1 year ago
I recieved my book a little early since I preordered it through tothestars.com. I must say I fell in love with Jonas and the world he introduced to me. The book is brillant!! The characters are lovable. I'm hoping for more adventures in the dream world!!
Doc_Benjo More than 1 year ago
Unbeknownst to most of the Waking World, there is war waging in the Dream World where REM, the epitome of evil and the harbinger of nightmares, strives to not only control the realm in which he exists, but he seeks to enter the Waking World where he can make nightmares real. He and his army of Night Stalkers and Night Terrors consistently battle the Dream Walkers, dreamers who will stop at nothing to put a stop to REMs malevolent ways. Enter Jonas Anderson, an orphan who, like his older brother Alan, are Lucid Dreamers and have enjoyed exploring the Dream World in a very limited capacity. They have suspicions of deeper levels of subconscious awareness but never had a chance to fully explore. After Alan is put into a coma from a terrible and suspicious car accident, Jonas resolves to find a way into the deeper realms of the Dream World to find and retrieve his brother. It is then that Jonas begins to learn the true nature of the Dream World and his place in it. Jonas has a destiny that neither he nor his brother ever imagined and Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares is about his journey to that discovery. In the Dream World he makes many friends and enemies, learns to overcome his fears, to own the pain he has for so long locked away and to trust in himself and the people he loves and love him. The book reads extremely easily and the prose flowed so smoothly that I, as a 40 year old man, initially thought it was a little to “young” for my liking. However, after a few chapters of getting used to Suzanne Young’s style and getting familiar with the world and characters she eloquently describes, it was very easy for me to visualize everything that was transpiring on the pages. The dialogue between Jonas and his younger companions was appropriately juvenile (he is a high school student, after all) and the manner in which the more grown-up characters spoke effectively contrasted the attitudes of the mature and not so mature characters. The development of Jonas’ relationship with his love interest Sam felt particularly awkward, but then, what teenage romance isn’t awkward? The mindsets and policies of the Dream Walkers, though ultimately benevolent, beg us to ask many questions: How far can you go to stop evil, even if it means sacrificing the lives of the good? How far is too far? It is a devastating war the Dream Walkers are fighting and REM has no objection to killing anyone in his way. But when the Dream Walkers determine that Jonas is the key to their victory and to REMs victory, should Jonas be destroyed for the sake of the rest of the world? It is a very important question that the book poses and it is an obvious reflection of our Waking World. It is a question we should be asking ourselves. I enjoyed this book on all levels… the characters, the story, the highly detailed world. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys science-fiction… from cyberpunk to fantasy, space opera to thrillers… it even appealed to the part of my heart that is still 15 years old. The characters are loveable and loathsome, the story is gripping and the settings is unbelievable. The imagination of Tom Delonge is rich and deep and Suzanne young did an amazing job putting it on paper for all of us to experience. You can order a copy online at tothestars.media
kaseypoet More than 1 year ago
Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is the story of a Lucid Dreamer becoming a hero. Through accidents and unforeseen circumstances, a weight is placed on a teenage boy to do what it takes to protect the ones he loves. This book blends sci-fi, romance, and suspense all into one. You have elements that echo Tron and Star Wars that provide excitement and awesome imagery, while you have a romance that keeps Poet grounded to the Waking World as he navigates the unpredictable (and sometimes hellish) Dream World. The book has you engaged and interested the whole time and leaves you wanting more at the end. It's a groundbreaking installment to Tom DeLonge's budding multimedia empire that will put his stories on the map like never before. It takes the stories of the previously-released short animated film and prequel comic series to new heights. For fans of Tom DeLonge's music who are skeptical--you know that special feeling you get while listening to blink-182 or Angels and Airwaves? You get that same feeling reading this book. The themes that DeLonge has preached throughout his musical career--following your dreams, making the world a better place, achieving things you never thought possible--they're all here in the form of a novel. Better yet, the companion AVA EP is on iTunes or with the special To The Stars edition of the book, so you can get the best of both worlds. I was not aware of Suzanne Young before this book but now I'm a huge fan. The writing style is accessible while remaining engaging throughout. Definitely pick up the book if you want to be one of the first to find a story that will likely end up on the big screen soon.
plopbellie More than 1 year ago
What an outstanding book. I haven't read a book in a long time, but this one peaked my interest and boy was I happy I gave it the time of day. Books about the youth struggle are almost always good. But, books about the youth struggle mixed with supernatural elements are even better! In this book, Jonas is a Poet in the dream world, meaning he can go between dreams at a whim, or tunnel as the book calls it. Using this power, it's his job to defeat REM (the skull character on the cover) before he is able to take over the dreamscape, and eventually the waking world. This book is lots of fun, slightly naughty, and just a roller coaster of thrills. I highly recommend it for anyone reading this. It's just a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book was one of the best books I have ever read. Its almost a crime to call this a book though because it does such a great job describing the events, it's like watching a movie. I have always loved sci- fi but have never been a huge fan of love stories. If I can say one thing this book enhanced my love for sci-fi books and made made me love the love story presented. This story follows a lucid dreamer by the name of Jonas but when he falls asleep he is known by Poet Anderson. This character if very complex and interesting. He has a facinating backround with his parents and brother. When an unexpected tragedy occurs it forces Jonas to go into the dream wold and figure everything out. This creates a great story. Now I am going to talk about the brilliant vision of Tom Delonge. He has launched this franchise and it is a breath if freah air. It takes everything great from Harry Potter, Blade Runner, Tron, and Star wars creating a very unique story. I highly recommend reading the comic book series because it enhances the characters that are focused on. With all of these great ideas Susan Young took them a made a phenomonal journey that makes you just want more. She is a great author and the way she describes the world and events makes it so much better. I highly reccommend checking this book out. If you are a fan of amazing and fun stories this is a must read. Can't wait for the sequal.
Mark19946 More than 1 year ago
I'm a very picky person when it comes to reading books but I don't even know where to begin with Of Nightmares…It's incredible, adventurous, and will keep you reading page to page all day! Tom and Suzanne have created a whole new world and it actually makes you think you're in the story! Whoever reads this will learn life lesson from Jonas no matter how old you are. I would highly recommend his book to anyone of any age. I have finished this thrill ride in one day...I even took off work to read it ;) and it was so worth the time! You can buy from here, ToTheStars.com, Amazon, or most local bookstores so get out there and buy it!
Sergio Ramirez More than 1 year ago
Got this book by pre-ordering on tothestars.media and I can't put it down. I am on Chapter 3 but I didn't realize I was one hour deep into this dream world - it's brilliant and easy to read. Honestly, Tom and Suzanne made the best possible duo. I would also like to suggest you check out the Poet Anderson comics, to get the concept of lucid dreamers. It has tons of action and really well descriptions, I think the fact that Tom released the short animated film, it made it a lot easier to imagine this world he was trying to take us to. Now, I see these large reviews, and I don't want to make you read any longer without spoiling anything, but trust me, you need to catch up with anything prior to this book, also, the AVA EP helps you get to the dream world with Poet and I've always wished I had control over what happens in my dreams, but then again, sometimes we can't even control our own lives. What we can do is make great choices, and reading this book is one of them.
Michelle_Lynn More than 1 year ago
Do not miss the first installment of this unbelievable series! It has been so long since I’ve come across a book that I not only finished in one sitting, but was left wanting more! Poet Anderson…of Nightmares tells the story of two brothers who are lucid dreamers. After an unfortunate accident that leaves one of them in a coma, it is up to Jonas to battle his own emotional trauma in order to save his older brother from the dream world. Does he do it?! You will have to read to find out! In addition to absolutely loving this book on a personal level, I have no doubt that it will turn non-readers into avid readers. As a high school English and Psychology teacher, I am in the process of eagerly developing a comprehensive curriculum around this book to share with my students in all my classes. I believe that not only will they relish in the rich character development and dialogue, but they will fully enjoy exploring the content more deeply from a psychoanalytic perspective (i.e. dream interpretations). I am looking forward to the moment they fall in love with the characters, identify with their emotions/experiences and become captivated by their adventures! CHECK THIS OUT!
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
This book! OMG this book! I loved this book with such an intense passion, you have no idea! Truth be told, I didn’t even have this book on my radar. I had no idea that it was even a thing, and thank the book gods that it was a thing! When they say that this is “a thrilling, edge of your seat story”, they were not joking. I couldn’t stop reading…I couldn’t put it down! Authors Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young do an amazing job of mixing the dream world into reality. I had anticipated that I would be confused with being able to rationalize which was the dream world and which was reality, but I was not confused at all. You know how there are certain books that are split into 2 separate “worlds/realities” and you crave to read more about one world over the other? (Does that sentence even make sense?) In Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young, I craved both. I had no preference over one or other because of how both worlds converge into one. How you ask? I really can’t tell you! You have to read it yourself, and bask in the presence of something great. Basically, the story revolves around two brothers, Jonas and Alan Anderson, who have only each other after the death of their parents, and both of whom are Lucid Dreamers. For years, Alan has been all that Jonas has, and has had to grow up pretty quick to become the “parent” figure. Traveling from one town to the next, from job to job, school to school just to make ends meet, and ensure that Jonas gets his education. While en route to the next job at a hotel that used to employ their parents, Jonas and Alan, get into a terrible accident, landing Alan in hospital and in a coma, and Jonas having to figure out where he’s supposed to live and eat. After being told that there is absolutely no way that he can stay in his brother’s hospital room, Jonas takes it upon himself to step in to his brother’s footsteps and do the job that his older brother was hired to do. It is here that Jonas learns so much about his parents, his fellow employees, and his destiny. Known as Poet Anderson in the Dream World, Jonas learns so much more about himself and the strengths he will need to defeat REM before the world of dreams and the world of reality become a living nightmare. Secrets and realities come to light, and Jonas must find a way to conquer his own internal nightmares and become the hero that the Dream World knows he can be. The characters in Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young jump right out at you. They are unique unto themselves and there will be one that readers will relate to. You can feel the emotions coming right off the pages and capturing your heart and soul. The heartache and defeat that Jonas endures is one that will stick in your mind, days after reading the last page. If you’re looking for a book that will quickly take you away to a new world and meet characters that will soon become unforgettable, I encourage you to pick up a copy of Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young. You will soon find yourself immersed in a world that will have you imaging frightening images of nightmares come to life. One of the cool things with the hardcover that was provided to us for the tour was that it included a CD of songs by Angels & Airwaves which served as a soundtrack for the book. It only intensified the reading experience, which was pretty freakin’ awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poet Anderson... Of Nightmares will take you on a wild ride to the crazy world of dreams where anything is possible. I picked up the book without having any kind of background information on the other Poet Anderson projects, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I imagined it would be something like Inception, and I suppose in some ways it was. It's actually kind of hard to describe this book because there is just so much going on, but there is plenty of world building, so as a reader, you have no trouble catching on. I was pretty fascinated by the ingeniousness of the whole concept and thoroughly enjoyed reading about the characters' trips to the Dreamscape and everyone's involvement in keeping this "other reality" from affecting the real world. It's really complicated but at the same time it makes perfect sense. Jonas and Sam were a great couple and I was glad that she was a big part of the story. Sam was pretty much the only good thing in Jonas's life because there was so much darkness surrounding him. In the Waking World, his parents were dead and his brother in a coma. And then in the Dreamscape he had REM, the Night Stalkers and his Night Terror to deal with. It felt like Sam was a small ray of sunshine in a world of darkness and death. The battle is not over yet, so I hope there's more to come. I'd be interested to find out what happens next! *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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Mikey182 More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome, could not put it down!! It immediately pulled me in. It is a story of love, grief, courage, finding ones self and dreaming into one. It is a YA book and takes you into the world of dreaming and at the same time it is real and people actually do it. I also felt a connection with the character as well because at times thats what i went through or felt in my high school years. I highly recommend people to read this book!
JonRabbit More than 1 year ago
So, it happens that you are an avid reader, otherwise I would not find you all the way down here, scrolling to read up on a book. I take it you don’t know either Tom Delonge or Suzanne young, as I’m sure you would have purchased it immediately if you did. Like I did. Let’s say we have nothing in common, me and you, except our love for books. Let’s pretend that you don’t know Tom or Suzanne, that you don’t know anything about Poet Anderson. Any of the back story, the music that revolves around it or the graphic novel series that preceded this book. We can make light of the fact that there is a brilliant award winning animated short film leading up to this book. Truth is, when you see the cover, it is a bit overwhelming and confusing. Immediately sets the tone for the book, and cements the genre of the book. Or does it? Let’s pretend for a moment I was in the same boat as you. I walk into my favourite book store and see this book on the ‘new books’ display, or new bestseller shelf, do I pick it up because it has a high rating? Or because it is new? I don’t recognize the names, or make sense of the cover or know any of the backstory for that matter. I pick it up anyway. I read the synopsis on the back and I am intrigued and eager to find out about this Poet Anderson character. I go online to see what people are saying about this book. I’m glad I did. Reality is, I in fact do know all about Tom and Suzanne. The history and the music. I have been a fan for the longest time. Suzanne did a remarkable job of sifting through hours of ramblings, fart jokes in between, 2 am phone calls and long emails to pen down the imagination and vision Tom Delonge had for his favourite character. This is a good read no matter how you look at it. Whether you are new to the Poet Anderson universe or a veteran fan. So don’t read it because I tell you to, I am a fan and of course I would tell you to. Should your ead it because it is Harry Potter meets Tron? All Sci-Fi and wizardry? No. Read it because it is intriguing, exhilarating, immersive, suspenseful and even a romantic comedy in between. It really has a bit of everything, while staying balanced. It is a big undertaking to try and capture the attention of young and old while staying relevant whilst remaining a page turner. If you like to read like I do, then it only takes you a few hours or so to finish a book. So pick up this one. You can spare those few hours. You won’t regret it. Honestly, it might change your life. Jonathan.
JoshuaCastellanoDavila More than 1 year ago
You NEEEEEEEEED to pick up this book. As a lover of the comic book series of Poet Anderson, the short film, and the man, the legend, Tom DeLonge, HIMSELF, I highly recommend this novel, whether this is your first time hearing of it, or you've been debating on pick up this book. Tom DeLonge, and Suzanne Young, have put together a story that tell an amazing message, and astonishing story that will you have IN the dream world, and on your toes through the entire novel, and then begging for more. This book is amazing. I promise, this book will become a new favorite of yours, as it has to me.
S-Brog More than 1 year ago
Of nightmares a novel co written by Tom DeLonge and Suzanna young. Both writers have created an intensly imaginative world were two planes of consciousness exhist. The dream world and the awake world. The book is a fantastic read filled with adventure, love, and hate. The imagination of this groundbreaking book marks a vigorous return of novels. Join a new movement that's sweeping today's youth off their feet . Join Poet Anderson and in love with reading..... Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanna Young.
dave_haines More than 1 year ago
As something of a reluctant reader I was unsure if ...Of Nightmares would succeed where so many other fiction books have failed. I was unsure if it would hold my attention or capture my imagination. This novel completely surpassed my expectations and has made me fall in love with reading all over again! After reading just the first few chapters I was truly lost in the dreamworld created by Blink 182/Angels and Airwaves co-founder Tom Delonge and New York Times best selling author Suzanne Young. ...Of Nightmares tells the story of orphan brothers Jonas and Alan Anderson. Following the loss of both of their parents the Anderson boys leave their home in search of a fresh start. However their hope and optimism is short lived when a car accident leaves Jonas' brother Alan in a life threatening coma. Desperate to save Alan, lucid dreamer Jonas (Poet) Anderson must quickly master his abilities in the dreamworld – Genisis to find his brother and wake him from him up. This fast paced science fiction adventure will not disappoint. … Of Nightmares is a great first step into the Poet Anderson trans-media universe of music, comics and even an award winning animated short film!
AMHogsten More than 1 year ago
Tom Delonge and Suzanne Young have written a heck of a fun book that introduces readers, of any age, to their unique and imaginative world of Genesis. The first entry of a trilogy, ...Of Nightmares hits all of the right notes. If you're looking for that next great action / sci-fi franchise then look no further because this is it. Grab your umbrella, order a copy, and prepare to get lost in the dream. You wont be disappointed.