Tuesday, December 16, 2014

When Remos Dreams by Keith Saye

It all started when Remos was kicking his foot through the dirt on the way to the fields.  He hit his foot on something metal and it hurt.  Then when he dug it out of his foot and tried to open it up, it blew up!  After that, he started dreaming.  He imagined lands and people he'd never seen before.  He couldn't let anyone know about those dreams.  His only friend was Sooni, and he was her protector.  He needed to hide it from her, too.  This was dangerous knowledge.

Publishing Push and the author provided me with a copy of this book for review (thank you).  Amazon carries both the eBook and a trade paperback so you can order a copy there.

This is written for young adults and is a cross between a dystopian novel and a mix of Star Wars, The Last Starfighter and more.  It starts out full of despair and then erupts into a full fledged space ship battle.  There's lots of action, Remos and Sooni are moving from friends into a more romantic relationship, all the space ship captains are extra courageous and willing to give their lives to help the children being held captive on this planet.

I liked how the author handled this story and his characters and the breadth and depth of the story. It kept me glued to it from beginning to end.  The survivors will make their own new world and it pleased me.

If you want a book that will grab your attention and keep you reading, this one is it.  Get a copy and check it out; you'll be glad you did.

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