Friday, March 18, 2016

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O'Brien

Book description(via Goodreads):

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success:  every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there. 

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***

This insomniac's opinion: 

It may sound strange but I requested this novel simply because I wrote a short story(never sent out for publication) a couple of years ago that had a very similar concept and was fascinated that someone else had such a similar idea. 

I feel like I would've really enjoyed this novel if I were younger. It had a unique concept and likable characters. However, reading this as an adult, I feel that I was much harder to please and would have liked some areas to be more believable and for the characters to be a little more well fleshed out. Still, an interesting to read. 

Worth staying up all night to read?

Yes, if you are a young person(which is who the novel was written for!)


3 stars

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