Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday [#19] — Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.


What book am I eagerly anticipating at this moment? Why it just so happens to be…

Dreamstrider
by Lindsay Smith

Releases October 6th, 2015 from Roaring Book Press

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Synopsis:

A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject’s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.


In all honesty, I initially added this to my TBR based on the cover alone. The title helped win me over, too. But once I read the synopsis, I was hooked. It sounds a little bit like Inception, with the use of going into someone’s dreams a form of political espionage. It sounds like an awesome sci-fi/fantasy thriller, and I have super high hopes for it. I love books that deal with dreams because dreams are some of the most fascinating things in the world.


Are you looking forward to reading Dreamstrider?
What can’t you wait to read right now?

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