Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Dreams (The Arie Chronicles #2) by Dani Hart

 Title: Dreams
Series: The Arie Chronicles
Author: Dani Hart
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publish Date: October 31, 2014
Review Source: eARC

Being forced into a fantastical world was never in Arie’s life plan, but after spending time with her previously thought dead father, she’s falling in love with the world of enchantment. She’s determined to create a life for her newfound little sister, Amary, that is full of hope, tranquility, and love like her mother had done for her up until she died.

Losing her best friends, River and Starling, during the transition into her new life wasn’t easy on Arie, but a necessary sacrifice to ensure the safety of Amary and the natural balance of light and darkness. She is the chosen one who, through a choice of love, could cause the further destruction of balance, but is also the only one who could save them all.

Her journey is riddled with increased power, new discoveries, and a gut-wrenching decision that will further prove why she was chosen to lead the newly evolved. Arie’s mother always told her to follow her heart, and with the dedication to keep her mother’s spirit alive, she would let love lead and trust that the rest would follow. 

Would love be enough to save the ones she protected? To save the balance of the worlds she relied on for support? Or would she lose it all because the price was too high?

Grab the best seat in the house, grab a snack, and shut off your phone! Being my first read by Dani Hart, all I have to say is WOW. If you plan on reading Dreams, make sure you read the first book in the series, Reality. These books go hand in hand, and you do not want to miss a moment of this series.

We find Arie where we left her in the first book; learning who she really is, and trying to decide what to do with her new found life. I really enjoyed the fact that Dani Hart was sure to pick up right where she left off. There wasn't much guessing work when you picked up Dreams. Arie is torn between living her normal, day to day life with the people she knows, and loves, or joining her family that she had sworn had passed on.

Arie is brought back to her realm where she was born in Dreams. She is reunited with her father, and her sister who have been out of her life for quite some time now. High hopes rest on Arie's shoulders - she has been brought back to this place to defeat a dark, and evil magic that has called her land home. During this time she is also in a battle of knowing who she should love, and who she shouldn't love at all. Normal, early adult problems. Arie is nothing but normal.

The reader will cry with Arie as she battles between River, the man who chooses to stay back in the real world, or continue living on in the hopes that Ashe - whom is a part of the mysterious world that she has no clue about - will somehow appear just like her father, and sister did. What will Arie choose? Will she defeat the danger that is threatening her almost perfect life?

No spoilers will come from me!

The intricacy that Dani Hart wrote with in this book is just breathtaking. The world that Arie is transported to to defeat the evil sounds absolutely enchanting, and the way Dani paints the picture for the normal world is outstanding. I absolutely loved this series, and was instantly pulled into this world, and involved with these characters.

While this was a little bit harder to get into than Reality was, I do have to say that it was a great read. The scenery, the moods, and characters that Dani Hart created was just phenomenal. This is definitely an original that is on my recommend list, as well as my re-read list. You will not be disappointed with this series in the least. 

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