Review: The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow

Author: E.J. Mellow

Tittle: The Dreamer

Series: Dreamland trilogy, book 1

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 212 pages, Ebook

Published: May 15th 2015 by Four Eyed Owl

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people— the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself— does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Faced with the threat of losing everything— her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity— Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination..


The Dreamer was an interesting book. While I didn’t like all its aspect but it was quite enjoyable and an entertaining read and I’m dying to know what happens next!

Molly doesn’t usually dream. But on her twenty-fourth birthday she gets struck by lighting from which she manages to come out almost unscathed. But from that day onwards she begins to dream of a place which seems too real to be a dream. There she meets a guy named Dev and together they discover she can do much more than a normal human being. Then she learns the actual secret of her being there which is a profecy of thousand years. Will she believe she’s crazy and conjuring this up or will she believe all of it and risk losing her life?

Whenever Molly dreams, she arrives in Terra Somniorum, which means Lands of Dreams. The duty of the people there is to monitor dreams and keep the nightmares away. The concept was pretty great but it was familiar because I had read something like this but nonetheless the plot was executed well. Nothing actually happened in the first fifty percent of the book, the pace was slow as well but when we reached the second half, the plot finally started moving as well as the pace. From the second half, everything was pretty interesting, I enjoyed the action, I loved when Molly discovered what she could do with her strange new powers and the world building was great.

Molly was an interesting character, I liked her sense of humour. And I absolutely loved Dev. Though he did a few things which enraged me a bit at first but then he charms you so easily, you can’t help but love him. But I absolutely hated the loved triangle. I still don’t understand how this thing works. When she was with Dev, she didn’t think twice before taking the big step, even though it didn’t exactly happen but still. And then she has Jared, her boyfriend. Whenever she’s with him, she’s thinking she can’t be with Dev and all that but the situation is reversing whenever she’s with either of them. This was so frustrating to read because she was kinda cheating on both the guys, how can one person think like this! I was like make your damn decesion with who you want to be with! Although Jared’s an okay guy but I’m team Dev. Oh! And I absolutely adored Becca, she’s Molly’s best friend, she’s so caring and a pretty awsome person.

Overall, The Dreamer was a good read, the plot was neatly executed and the characters were interesting, I enjoyed the romance between Dev and Molly but I hated the love triangle which was frustrating to read. The writing was simple and smooth and I enjoyed the story. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Recommend it?


So guys, have you read this book yet? Did you like it or thought it was meh? Share your thoughts with me!


6 thoughts on “Review: The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow

  1. I usually hate love triangles. *wails* I mean SOMETIMES they’re good?!? But most of the time they just have me frustrated and 10000% done with everything. So I don’t think this book would probably grab me. hehe, but that’s awesome that the world building was fabulous and the plot was great! 😀

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