Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Lucid By: Ron Bass and Adrienne Stoltz

Title: Lucid
Authors: Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass
Published: October 2nd, 2012
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Bought
Goodreads Summary:

What 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 is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.

My Thoughts:

I was really excited to start this book, when it came out forever ago their wasn’t a ton of reviews for this one but, each one I saw were very good. I also was curious because the two authors are screenwriting partners and books that I have read so far written by movie writers have been really good. Lucid was a book that you didn’t quite know what is going on and even through to the end of the book you never quite knew exactly what happened and enough to know which girl was dreaming of which and I loved it, although I would have liked a more solid ending, I couldn’t put it down.

Sloane and Maggie each dream of each other’s lives every time they go to sleep. They both have the same name and you never quite know which girl is real and which one is made up in the dreams. Each chapter switches off in their lives, Maggie the glamourous wanna-be actress living in New York and Sloane, the regular girl living in Mystic, Connecticut. As the story progress each girl has a harder and harder time separating their life from the one they dream about each night.

I loved this book and as it progressed I only became more engrossed. I couldn’t decide which girl was the real person and which one wasn’t, because it wasn’t possible for them to both be real. Maggie had a life that seemed like it was going to be so exciting and I sometimes wondered if it was too good to be real. But, at the same time sometimes Sloane’s life seemed too good to be real also. I did have a couple of complaints, some of the love story seemed a bit too insta-love and I couldn’t always understand why someone was so in love or so upset with someone that they hadn’t known long enough to be in love with.

Overall, Lucid is a definitely a psychic thriller, I thought that it was creative and different and it was one of those books that at the end I just had to sit there and think about the ride that I had just been on and the ending threw me for a loop and had me analyzing anything. I definitely recommend it. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The concept of this book is incredible! I don't know how I feel about a somewhat open ending, though - that scares me with this type of book because I WANT ANSWERS! :-) I think I'm intrigued enough to read it anyway, though. Definitely adding this one to my TBR.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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