Legacy of a Dreamer by Allie Jean
Scared and alone, Chantal begins to confide in an imaginary friend – a shadow in the shape of a man who stands in the corner of her room. She is comforted when she believes he listens to her.
On her eighteenth birthday, Chantal is forced to leave her foster home. She moves to New York City, but the start of her new life doesn’t begin as smoothly as she’d hoped. In this environment, she faces a whole new set of challenges.
One night at a subway station, Chantal meets a young boy who runs away from her, and she’s compelled to follow him down into the tunnels. But this Rabbit Hole reveals a world where reality is a nightmare. Her dreams are clues to her future, and her life becomes twisted and dangerous when she learns that things that go bump in the night are not just in fairy tales and childhood stories.
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Chantal is an extremely complex and complicated character, but wonderfully developed and easy to connect with. She's written with such a stunning and powerful force, that readers will feel for her as they become ensnared in the story she has to tell. With her past an incredibly intriguing mystery and her future completely unexpected and most uncertain, she is left with a gaping hole of painful questions where her childhood should have been. Waking up from incredibly terrifyingly dark and twisted nightmares, full of even darker violent images, and the face of a boy she finds oddly familiar, she begins to confide in an imaginary friend. It isn't until she makes her move to New York, that things in her life begin to change drastically. She finds herself facing many different life altering challenges, that are completely unexpected.
Her life is thrown into a virtual tailspin, one night deep in the subway when a young boy she meets runs away from her, and she decides to chase him into the deep, dark twist-y tunnels. As she finds herself spiralling down this Rabbit Hole, she soon begins to realize that there is a whole new world where reality becomes the nightmare. It seems that the dreams she has hold the clues to her future, and things begin to take on a whole new dark and sinister meaning terrifying her greatly. It is a twisted, dark, and deceptive world that she has fallen into and she is clammoring to find her way out. It is there that she realizes that the dark terrible things she'd always read or heard about in fairytales aren't just alive in fairytales after all.
Legacy of a Dreamer will catapult readers into a suspenseful, terrifying, chill-inducing mystery that will both engage, stun, and captivate them. The pages are filled with wonderful action that is sure to entice them even more, even if it's a little slow getting started. Once it does, it simply does not disappoint. The evil creatures that inhabit the darkened dwellings of this fantasy nightmare-ish world are truly magnificently developed and are horrifically terrifying. Allie Jean's brilliant descriptions bring this hauntingly magical world to life in such a way that it leaps right off the pages at readers. It's such a beautiful start to what I personally believe will be an amazing series. This is a book that readers definitely don't want to miss out on.