Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007
Laura Hame is the last in a long line of Dreamers. She was first introduced in the book, Dreamhunters. She, with assistance from her family, continues her quest to discover the truth about the Place, a separate, barren piece of earth containing powerful influential dreams, where only but a few people have the ability to dissolve into. In this alternative world, dreams have replaced technology and a whole different society has formed. Dreams are used to punish criminals, dreams are used to provide contentment and stop people from thinking, and ultimately, dreams are used to wield power. Laura, like any true hero, figures out the mystery of the Place and in turn heals the world. Even though this book is second in a series, I think it can stand on its own. The fantasy is highly imaginative with excellent characterizations. There is plenty of drama and adventure with girls being the risk takers. It left quite an impression on me and it was disappointing to finish the book.
Reviewd by Susan R., Rutherford Library