Fifteen, by Jen Estes
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: January 15, 2015
Cover Artist: Conzpiracy Digital Arts
Legend has it if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. Fifteen-year-old Ashling Campbell knows that’s not true because when she closes her eyes each night, she doesn’t dream about public nudity or Prom dates. Instead, she’s catapulted to the front row of her future self’s execution – fifteen years from now – where monsters have taken control of her hometown and she, or rather, her 30-year-old counterpart, is their public enemy number one.
For three months and counting, it’s been the same dream… until an encounter with an antique dreamcatcher. Ash falls asleep to discover she’s no longer a mere spectator in these dreams – now she’s astral-projecting into the body of her future self. Each night, she goes on the run with a ragtag group of rebels – who have no idea she’s really a high school sophomore and not their noble warrior. She has to make it through each night so that she can wake up and find a way to change the future. For every action she does in the present day, she falls asleep to discover it had an equal impact fifteen years later. It’s up to her to manage her two worlds and make sure she’s still got a place in both.
I absolutely loved this book and am anxiously awaiting the next in the series!! I started reading this book and was intrigued right from the beginning. I just could NOT put it down. In fact, I read rather then did housework just because I had to find out how the book ended. I couldn’t read fast enough! I liked the Lakota tales. I liked that the fifteen year old self showed, characteristics of her being exactly fifteen when she went and time travelled to her older self. I really liked her character all around. She was believable. Also Tate was believable. I can remember having my “first” love as a teenager and probably would have done the same thing as him if I had lived his life. Wouldn’t every teenager who thinks they are oh so in love? My favorite part though was the mystery of it all. She became aware of the problem and had to figure out the solution. However, I also like the fact that she tried and tried to fix the death but because it was just meant to be she couldn’t change that part. Sad, but true and realistic. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! Please do yourself a favor and read this book! It is amazing! I seriously can’t wait for the next book! I am definitely keeping my eyes peeled for it cause I have to read it! I just have to!!!
About The Author:
Jen Estes is the author of the Cat McDaniel Mystery Series and the forthcoming FIFTEEN (The Dreamwalker Diaries).
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen had to choose between staring at corn or reading books. Corn husks just didn’t have the appeal of the Baby-Sitters Club, and so a bookworm was born. Reading later turned into writing and in 2011, Jen published her first novel. After releasing four books in the mystery genre, Jen finally gave in to the literary demands of her inner teenager with her YA debut, FIFTEEN (The Dreamwalker Diaries) with Curiosity Quills. Jen lives in Illinois with her husband Nathan under the tyranny of their three cats: Wrigley, Ivy and Captain Moo.
She is an active member of the National Writers Union. When she isn’t writing, Jen enjoys sci-fi in all its mediums, attempting yoga, using her passport, watching baseball, and reading a good book. You can find Jen on the web at http://www.jenestes.com, on Tumblr as AuthorJenEstes and tweeting under @jenestesdotcom
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