Dreaming Dangerous by Lauren DeStefano

Dreaming Dangerous

Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary is a school for orphans with strange and wonderful gifts. Twelve-year-old Plum has lived there forever, and each night, she ventures into her dreams alongside her three best friends, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem, to fight monsters and journey on dangerous quests. But one night, Plum gets a mysterious warning that she and her friends are no longer safe. And the next morning, Artem is nowhere to be found. As Plum...

Details Dreaming Dangerous

TitleDreaming Dangerous
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury USA
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction

Reviews Dreaming Dangerous

  • Jessica
    I really love Lauren DeStefano, and I would love to see her expand on this. This book was very short, barely 200 pages, but it dealt with a big story and some big ideas, and they just didn't get enough time on the page. It felt very much like an outline for a longer book or even series.
  • Resch Reads
    *Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*I absolutely adore these quick, little middle grade books by Lauren DeStefano and Dreaming Dangerous was no exception. With a unique twist, four best friends not only go to a secluded school where they have been their entire lives, they also have been dreaming in tandem for as long as they can remember. With non-stop adventure and action, the book is hard to put down and will captivate the midd...
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    Very nice story, but not my favorite of her middle grade books. I will still highly recommend it. It’s significantly different from the others.
  • Jaina Rose
    This review and many more like it are available on Read Till Dawn .This is the sort of book I would have absolutely loved when I was younger. I was a sucker for stories set at boarding schools or orphanages, and I loved main characters with special powers.In fact, these aspects of Dreaming Dangerous reminds me quite a bit of Victoria Forester's The Girl Who Could Fly. It's basically a shorter, slightly younger alternative of the other book. Whi...
  • Jana
    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this middle grade fantasy novel in exchange for a review. This book is a fun adventure that takes readers into the world of dreams. The main characters are friends that attend Brassmere, a school for extraordinary children with supernatural talents. Plum, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem have the ability to interact with each other while they’re asleep. They are able to engage in tandem dreaming, where the...
  • Laura Mauro
    *i got this book for review and gave it 3.5 stars for review from the publisher*I have never read any of lauren's middle grade and I really enjoyed this book. I was shocked that even though this book was super short the story had both a solid plot but also characters that I felt were super well rounded and also a world that was compelling and easy to understand. I thought it was sold standalone and it was a really quick read. If younger reads enj...
  • Carli
    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing and Netgalley for the advance Kindle copy of this 7/3 release. All opinions are my own.•⭐⭐⭐💫/5 for this uniquely sophisticated story aimed at middle grades audiences. Plum has been raised at the Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary. Each student has a gift (or gifts), and their dreams are monitored carefully by Brassmere’s staff. Each night, Plum and her three friends dream in tandem. As the drea...
  • Becky
    I was really, really enjoying this one - and then all of a sudden it ended and there was an epilogue and a lot of the plot threads that I was looking forward to exploring didn't really get explored? I'm not sure if I just didn't "get" it or what, but I found the end of the book very abrupt. I really enjoyed the writing and the characters and the concept, but I wanted more of it. (From about the end of chapter one, I was in love with the style and...
  • Krissy Neddo
    I was also disappointed when it ended so quickly. Just when I was getting to know the characters. However, as a librarian who struggles to find enough books that are 200 pages or less and compelling enough to finish(and don't feel like the "chapter books" they read in 3rd grade), I am happy to have found this book. It is just right for the 4th or 5th graders who are excited by the descriptions of 300+ page fantasy books their classmates describe ...
  • Mandy Laferriere
    Every night, Plum dreams with her three best friends. They live at Brassmere Academy, which is an orphanage for children with extra special abilities. As their dreams begin to get weird, and Artem, one of Plum's friends and dream partners, disappears, she begins to realize that Brassmere Academy, and the people who run it, may not be what they seem.This is a short little book. You could easily read it cover to cover in an hour or two. The writing...
  • Corie
    daughter (age 11) read this and loved it! She recommended it to several friends and her teacher. She gives it 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holly
    I loved it...until the last 10 pages. It was intriguing and creepy and I couldn't wait to see what happened. Then it fizzled to nothing. So anticlimactic.
  • Jessica
    Dark and beautiful with a fiercely strong group of friends. There were a few things I wish were better explained, but overall I really loved this book.
  • Melanie
    Thank you @kidlitexchange and the publisher for a copy of the book to read. All opinions are my own. . . This book was so good!! The concept of dreaming and how the characters are connected through their dreams intrigued me. The author did an amazing job of carrying out the story. I do feel as though it was a little rushed especially at the end and would have like to spend a little more time with the characters. However, I was completely invested...