- Joshlyn Weaver is the well-known daughter of the dream walkers, they're a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe, and they fight against the nightmares humans face every night.. or day. The catch is, the dream walkers can die in the dream or never come back .. Joshylyn and her crew are still humans, none of them have extraordinary abilities - they use portals, however, there is a true Dream Walker among them who can actually alter dreams. Josh receives an apprentice name Will, who's a BOY, and she begins to teach and guide him as her sacred scroll states. The romance is pretty much mentioned, you know? Now the real fun and danger begins ..
- Let's check out that beautiful cover though, I absolutely love it and the title.. It is a pretty common cover nowadays though, the pair reaching for each other on opposite ends. I actually wanted to read this novel more because of the premise - I haven't heard much of dream walkers besides the Dream Catcher (Wake) Series, which is pretty amazing. I really wanted to like this book.. It is a good debut overall, the beginning was great, I couldn't wait to find out what happens next, however, 30% into the book started lagging afterwards. Some parts were way too long and unnecessary. I couldn't keep up with all the minor details.
- I had a love and hate relationship with Joshlyn(Josh), she's a good character, however, she's quite over dramatic and impulsive. She is intelligent, and brave though - I just don't like some of the decisions she makes. I did like her determination, and I admired that she did apologize whenever she was wrong. The love interest Will was debatable, it took me time to open up to him because I found him nosy and weird. If I can't like the male lead, the romance doesn't work for me then. I wasn't a huge fan of the romance, The novel does misses out on the romance between Josh and Will, it's barely there most of the time between them. However, the bigger focus of the novel is Josh and Ian. Ian's her ex-boyfriend who's dead.. Sounds scary now. I did appreciate the character development between everyone. I disliked Windsor, Josh's best friend - she makes decisions that I would never support, I'm not sure how Josh could stand her, I did like that they grew out of the conflict by the end of the novel.
- My favorite part of the novel is the concept and the world-building plot - the action was amazing, I could literally imagine what Josh and Will were going through. The concept of Dreamfire is unique, and it was a nice attempt to explore better on that topic. I could understand what dream walkers do, how the dreams works - the plot is written well. I liked the twists and turns the novel had to offer. I'm not sure if I quite understood the ending, since it does have a cliffhanger that makes you think - hopefully, I can understand it better when the next installment comes out in the series. I do believe most people can like Dreamfire since it does have great reviews on goodreads, but it did fall a little short for me - overall, the plot and writing is fantastic.
Recommended for fans of Dream Catcher and Sleepless.