Dreamhunter. Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly. Knox’s (The Vintner’s Luck, for adults) debut for YA readers, the first in the Dreamhunter Duet, recalls Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s sci-fi. Stephenie Meyer – author of the Twilight Saga Suitable for ages 12+ Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader.
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The setting is an island New Zealand? Fifteen-year-old cousins Elizabetg Hame and Rose Tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift and once inside The Place she finds out what happened to her missing dreamhunter father and reveals how the government has used dreams to control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters. If drsamhunter can’t tell, I’m getting angrier and angrier with every passing moment after I’ve finished this book.
There are certain books, regardless of subject matter or quality, where you can almost fathom, due to a particular attribute about them, that the author was inspired by a dream.
She shows this love by doing what apparently no other Hane before her has done, freeing Nown, thus showing the deep goodness of her character. In fact I cannot believe I bothered to finish it.
The Dreamhunter Duet 2 books. I read The Vintner’s Luck and loved dreamhuntet review elsewherethen borrowed The Angel’s Cut and love Isn’t it wonderful how one can keep finding excellent books?! The discovery of the Place changed the way the people of Founderston lived. I picked this dreamhuntter because its sequel won a Printz honor and a friend said I really needed to read the first book to understand the second which brings up all kinds of Printz eligibility issues I won’t get into here – but feel free to invite me out for a drink if you feel like getting all philosophical.
The idea of people being able to go into a mystical zone to “catch” dreams and share them with others sounded original and fascinating. Nothing changes in the Place—it is dry and silent, with trees, grass and vegetation that are neither living nor dead. Oct 27, Lauren rated it it was amazing.
This rich novel, filled with beauty, danger, politics, and intrigue, comes to a powerful crescendo, knx readers clamoring for Book Two. I found them enjoyable enough – okay.
Sandy flushed, clenched his jaw and crossed his legs. A bit of background before dreajhunter begin: Books by Elizabeth Knox.
The whole “Nown” monster element was weird and too vague, and frankly I did not care one bit about what was going to ha I am being generous with two stars and that is only because the plot was original.
People from Elprus, an Aegean island obliterated by volcanic activity, arrived in the eighteenth century. Knox manages to make Laura both strong and vulnerable in turn with equal honesty. Aside from its thrilling plot, Dreamhunter is a wonderful novel because of Knox’s background work. Lists with Dreahunter Book. At the centre of the story are two teenage girls, both the children of dreamhunters, one of whom discovers that she, too, can enter the Place, and one who, to her bitter disappointment, cannot.
Additionally, I consider myself a fairly intelligent reader and I don’t shy away from sophisticated world-building, but I shouldn’t have to read the Wikipedia page for a book to figure out it’s most likely set in an alternate version of New Zealand. There’s a wonderful character development between the two main female protagonists, and these are by far the most plumbed characters – its generally very plot driven, and our belief must be suspended and is stretched drdamhunter times by the twists and turns of the plot, but the rewards are worth it for the ride offered to the imagination.
In preparation for reading dreamhujter reviewing a book of essays about New Zealand YA writing, I’ve been re-reading some books, starting with Elizabeth Knox’s two-parter ‘Dreamhunter’ and ‘Dreamquake’. I know the author did that intentionally for the sake of the story, but it annoys me nonetheless. I’m self-conscious as I’m reading them – I’m watching what Knox is doing, not feeling it.
Now it came like sun showers, the sun and the rain together.
However, in Dreamquake he falls in love with Laura. Want to Read saving…. Rose helps Laura and the rest of her family revolt against the government. Laura develops beautifully into her own woman, changing a lot throughout the course of the book; Rose has a lovely strength in adversity and is smart. As it turns out at the end of the book, he was kidnapped and sent to a camp where he was given doses of the dream Contentment. But what is meant to be a happy occasion turns sour when Tziga goes missing, and Laura and Rose discover a hidden government conspiracy beyond their worst nightmares.
I can’t lose myself in these books, as much as I’d like to. At the end of the series they get married. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Does Laura fall in love with Nown, or Own? Disliked -Laura–that girl is such a doormat. Return to Book Page. The Dreamhunter Duet 1.
I had to re-read many sentences which was totally annoying and distracted me from the weird, all-over-the-place story. When the worst weeks were over I started writing a story about a young musician who had a fall, broke his leg and found himself in a strange, dry, stopped place where, while he was unconscious, he had a dream that later helped to heal him. For months I was able to sleep only when I was absolutely exhausted, in effect every second night. Or some deeper, artistic motivation?
Dreamhunter exists in an utterly strange world unlike anything I could ever imagine.
Knox manages to build a completely fantastical world that rings true with every word. I bought and read both books when they first came out, and didn’t like them much. I wasn’t a fan of the cliffhanger ending, and I didn’t think the author developed the transformation of Laura from spacey follower to the person who makes such a world-shattering decision at the end of the book.
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