I finished Jarred Dreams yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Two nights ago I read from the beginning of Chapter 3 to the end of Chapter 20 and stayed up until quarter past 1 in the morning - I think that's a good sign...
When I started I wasn't sure if I'd like the genre because I'm not usually into supernatural/just scary books but when I'd read a few chapters in I really got into it and didn't care what the theme was.
I thought the plot twists - especially the one at the end! - were really clever and I definitely didn't see them coming! I also loved how you managed to develop the characters' personalities well; The Dream Thief is spooky and mysterious, and just scary enough to keep me hooked without frightening me off. I think Sade is the perfect heroine because she is pretty much the exact opposite of The Dream Thief - light, bubbly, colourful. I think Sade sounds like the kind of person I'd be friends with in real life. And I like Maggie the art teacher and the story about her dreams - and the fact that she's an art teacher, of course.
If I had to say one sentence to a child my age to persuade them to read the book, I would say: 'It is a gripping story that I couldn't put down - I could picture an entire world, it was so vivid and realistic! I was so sad when I turned the last page.'
Thanks for letting me read your book!
PS. Last night when I'd finished the book I drew roughly what I pictured the front cover to be like so I have attached it here:
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