Blog Tour: All We Can See or Seem / A Dream Within a Dream by Kristina Mahr

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All That We See or Seem / A Dream Within a Dream by Kristina Mahr are part of a Dark, YA Fairy Tale duology.

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all that we see or seem“Every night, seventeen-year-old Reeve Lennox finds herself under a noose.

By day she is a lady of Acarsaid’s royal house, daydreaming of adventure and love. But every night in sleep she wanders through a nightmarish city, an invisible witness to the screeches of monsters and the screams of their victims. Her only consolation is Bran, a battle-torn young man with a selfless heart and eyes that reflect the stars.

Yet while Reeve falls deeper into her dreams, in truth she is engaged to Arden, a mercurial nobleman who has long been cured of his belief in love and breathes fire and flattery like other people breathe air.

Torn between two lives, Reeve struggles to remember what’s real, until night and day collide, with a revelation that threatens all of Acarsaid.


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This book was very well written. The words just seem to come alive off the pages and bring such a vivid story into our minds.

I absolutely flew through this book. I really enjoy the darker stories, so once I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this series. And it doesn’t disappoint.

Quote 1The one thing I was iffy about at first was the idea of a love triangle. As y’all know, I’m not a fan of them in the least, but there was something about the way this one was written that wasn’t too overbearing, and honestly, I sort of was intrigued by it.

There is a major cliffhanger at the end that made me have to pick the next book up right away. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. The characters are well developed and leave you on your toes the whole way through. I liked the adventure and romance, and it’s a solid first book.


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Published: 15 May 2018

Publisher: Uncommon Universe Press LLC

Genre: Young Adult Dark Fairy Tale

Pages: 300

How I Read It: eARC from YA Bound Book Tours


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ADWAD_FC_FNL“Invisible to the man she loves, Reeve Lennox fights to reclaim him from a dark world.

As her wedding day nears in Acarsaid, her betrothed Arden offers only his wayward soul and saucy tongue. At night she desperately tries to reach Bran, the young soldier of nightmarish Tenebris who holds her heart. However, her king insists that the realms of Tenebris and Acarsaid must remain separate, lest the evil wizard Rancore brutally conquer all.

But the dark magic of Tenebris defies mere distance. A war is coming, one only Reeve may be able to prevent, if she can reunite her family on opposing sides.

With two kingdoms at stake, Reeve must discover her strength and her family’s legacy before all is lost. Yet righting the wrongs of the past may require the sacrifice of her truest love.


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Which leads me into the second review, and I picked this one up right away (again that ending..). Just as the first book was well-written, the beautiful prose continues in the sequel.

ADWAD Quote-for-Kit 3We are swooped away with the characters back into the dark, heartbreaking world. The love triangle continues where it left off in Book 1, but there’s a bit of a twist going into this one (No spoilers, you will just have to read it for yourself).

This book wraps the world up nicely, and I feel like all my burning questions were answered. I highly recommend this series for those looking for a strong, YA fantasy romance.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars as well, and is 100% a duology that will consume your weekend.


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Published: 26 March 2019

Publisher: Uncommon Universe Press LLC

Genre: Young Adult Dark Fairy Tale

Pages: 300

How I Read It: eARC from YA Book Bound Tours


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Kristina Mahr“Kristina Mahr devotes her days to numbers and her nights to words. She works full-time as an accountant in the suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her two dogs and two cats, but her true passion is writing. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and waking up at the crack of dawn every weekend to watch the Premier League.”

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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from YA Book Bound Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*


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