By Adrienne Stoltz
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn’t be more different–except for one thing. They share a secret that they can’t tell a soul. At night, they dream that they’re each other.
The deeper they’re pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This Blonde’s Review:
Have you ever had a dream that felt real? For Maggie and Sloane it’s more than just a dream that feels real. For them, they share their lives through their dreams. When Maggie is asleep she can dream of Sloane’s life as if she’s living it, and when Sloan is asleep she dreams of Maggie’s life.
As their lives start to change and they each find a guy worth keeping around, they start to struggle with their shared lives. They know this isn’t a normal way to live and they know that no one else would believe it. That if they were believed the people around them would think they were crazy. As they start to open up about their unusual dream connection the people in each life insist that she is the real one and that the other girl is just a very realistic dream. They can let go of each other, but what will be left when that happens?
This book was rather interesting, but it’s one that makes you wonder since the author doesn’t make it obvious who is real. The way they both have the same name makes it clear that they aren’t two different people with a strange connection. Reading their story we can see reasons why both would want to escape their lives. As their lives start to overlap and each girl sees something from the other one’s life we have to watch and hope she’ll get everything straightened out before it’s too late.
The idea of someone creating such an involved double life is interesting. It’s not quite a split personality since it all takes place in dreams, so it’s not anything I had ever thought much about. I’m not sure it was the best time for me to read this one since I was a little distracted, making it hard for me to get lost in the story. But even with the distractions and having to reread certain parts of it I still enjoyed it.
If you enjoy books where you aren’t sure what’s real and what’s all in the character’s heads then you’ll enjoy this one.