Publication Date: Jan 17th, 2017
Primary Genres: Paranormal Fantasy, Legends & Mythology Occult & Supernatural
Six months ago, Ashling Campbell’s life was good. Okay, so the sleep deprivation sucked, but that’s what happens when you’re murdered by bloodthirsty demons on a nightly basis via freaky supernatural nightmares. That’s why she stepped up to her calling as a dreamwalker. But if she’d known that saving her town meant giving up everyone she loved, she’d have let that call go straight to voicemail.
She wants another chance. Just one. And the key to that chance lies with finding the mysterious stranger who disappeared shortly after her life went to hell. Her new mission is to dreamwalk again, or die trying.
The Jumlin wants another chance too. Just one. And the key to that chance lies with finding the weird sophomore who showed up just before he could summon hell on earth. His new mission is to stop the line of dreamwalkers, by killing just one – a girl that seems all too eager to die.
If Ash’s plan is to succeed, she’ll have to outsmart the immortal demon, piece together her thorny family tree, deal with a friend’s untimely return, and pass her driver’s test – all before she turns… SIXTEEN.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them – kat***
Overall Score 3.5Stars
I must say I do love the covers on this book.
So its a few years since I read Fifteen, but I soon got back into the mythological tale of the Jumlin and our Dreamwalker Ashling, who tries and succeeded to stop his chance to take over the world, but the cost was too much for Ash and she wants a redo…
She wants another chance to dreamwalk, to go back and try again. No spoilers but Ash causes a fair few problems with this quest to go back into the past, although she gains a new perspective on her life, it causes the Jumlin to catch on to who the Dreamwalker is and is dead set on getting another chance too.
The first book really interested me, I have always had a thing for Native Indian legends, but this book seemed to be a bit of a filler, yes it introduces where the Dreamwalker line is from (AKA Ash’s Paternal line) but there were a few things that confused me, I can’t say what as it would spoil the story, but it is the Future Ash coming back that caused me to wonder why she would do that, causing her 16-year-old self to get into trouble.
The ending has left it open for the next book to see if Ash and her friends succeed in stopping the Jumlin once and for all.
Book 1 review can be read here
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 and 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).
Jen is an active member of the National Writers Union. As an author, she has been featured in Penthouse Magazine, the State Journal-Register, the Winchester Star, Mystery Scene Magazine, and more. 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. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Nathan and infant daughter Gabrielle under the tyranny of their two cats: Ivy and Captain Moo. You can find Jen on the web at http://www.jenestes.com, on Tumblr: AuthorJenEstes, Twitter @jenestesdotcom.