Reverie by Ryan La Sala is a YA Fantasy story of memory loss and secret, magical worlds!
“Inception meets The Magicians in the most imaginative YA debut of the year!
All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.
As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.
This wildly imaginative debut explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light.”
If you love magical worlds immersed in a mystery plot, this book is for you!
We follow the main character who suffers from memory loss after a traumatic incident leaving him in the middle of a wild investigation. Right away, we are thrown into trying to figure out what exactly happened while also fighting these weird, magical settings that pop up throughout the story.
It feels like the perfect mesh of a contemporary mystery while immersed in multiple fantasy worlds. I think the author did a great job in writing such a creative book that I have not read before.
The story itself did take a few chapters to really begin to know what was going on. I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars.
There are also diverse, LGBT characters that perfectly encompass this novel making it a bright, dramatic storm you won’t want to miss!
Published: 3 December 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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