Waiting on Wednesday #12 – “Dreamstrider”

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“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”

Title: “Dreamstrider
Author: Lindsay Smith
Pages: 320
Release date: October 6th 2015

What’s the story?

“A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject’s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.”

Why did I choose this one?

It is difficult for me to take a book home  if there is an explicit mention of “politics” in it. I’m not a “political type”, I don’t like the way the world works and I think there are so many improvements to be made – but this is another story.
While this synopsis mentions Politics in a way I’ve not heard before, I’m intimidated if my language skills are enough to understand such a “richly conceived world full of political intrigue”.

Every time I watch the news I’m all like

and remember what everyone is saying.

Nevermind, I’ll definitely look into this book and I mean – DREAMS? They got me with this!

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