Monday, November 12, 2012

Lucid by Adrienne Stolz and Ron Bass

LucidWhat 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 book was really good, and not at all what I was expecting. Going into Lucid, I didn’t know much about the plot but as the book developed I loved it more and more. Lucid is an original idea that was executed very well.

However, I did dislike some parts of the novel. It’s difficult to write two person perspective books, and I think these authors did a good job of it. That being said, I didn’t like Maggie as much as I liked Sloane. Though Maggie definitely took more control of the book, Sloane was more relatable and her life interested me more. Because of this, it was difficult for me to get through the novel. That being said, I loved every other part of Lucid. Both characters are wildly different from each other, so it’s not difficult to tell them apart.

The story is incredibly fast-paced and easy to read. I found myself constantly getting lost in the story, and not wanting to put it down. I highly recommend Lucid. You won’t be able to stop reading!

FTC- Received from publisher.

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