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Lost family heirlooms. Sinister mutants. An ancient book hiding legendary secrets. Such mythical things should not exist in the futuristic world of 2073.
Yet, this reality is forced on two strangers. Jaden and Kayla are blissfully unaware their world is about to be invaded. When a relentless, age-old force casts them together, the shocking truth is revealed. They are hunted by the hideous, malevolent monster prowling their community. Worse, it’s invisible to everyone but them.
Forced down a dark and dangerous path, the pair discover their stalker isn’t the only thing they have in common. As they quest for solutions while trying to survive, their unique abilities surface. They team up with other-worldy allies. After deciphering an enchanted tool, they get their first answer. But knowledge comes at a price.
In a world on the verge of destruction, can Jaden and Kayla solve the puzzles and find a way to save it, all while trying to make sense of this inexplicable connection they feel for each other?
Set in the future we are introduced to Jaden and Kayla, strangers who are seeing the same monster but seem to be the only ones. Drawn together they realise they have more in common than they think through an heirloom they each possess. What are the strange visions and what do they mean? The more they investigate, the more down a dangerous path they go and find themselves on an adventure beyond belief.
As with most book 1s in a series, Dawn of Dreams spends a while introducing the characters and setting the scene ready to move into further novels. Leroux has brought the main protagonists; Jaden and Kayla to life really well by giving them both a story beyond the immediate narrative. As a reader you find out about their home lives and their lives before the events take place, giving a greater perspective on how their characters change throughout the book.
Fantasy is not my usual go-to genre so for me I loved the fact that it began in a futuristic version of our own world. This made it easy for me to make the transition into the more fantasy elements that come later in the book. The detail and description provided a vivid picture of the world and it really didn’t take me long before I became lost in it.
This is a great YA fantasy novel with interesting characters and great world building. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
Author Bio – Bronwyn Leroux
Born near the famed gold mines of South Africa (where dwarves are sure to prowl), it was the perfect place for Bronwyn to begin her adventures. They took her to another province, her Prince Charming and finally, half a world away to the dark palace of San Francisco. While the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and its Bay views were spectacular, the magical pull of the Colorado Rockies was irresistible. Bronwyn’s family set off to explore yet again. Finding a sanctuary at last, this is Bronwyn’s perfect place to create alternative universes. Here, her mind can roam and explore and she can conjure up fantastical books for young adults.
Published in paperback and ebook formats on 25th July 2017.