John Dreamer (John Dreamer #1)
By Elise Celine
Published February 1st, 2014
5 stars - Brilliant New Series!
“There are eight characters in the story, and many of them play a very important role, but it all comes down to Andy and John,” says Elise Celine. “Andy is a troubled soul. She is very compassionate, but she’s so afraid of getting hurt that she guards her feelings and shuts people away. John is an enigma, a good-looking natural leader, who observes and learns, who waits quietly before speaking his mind.”
When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined, and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.
"John Dreamer" is the first in a series of books set in the confines of the Great White Room.
I absolutely loved reading this book! I can't say that I have read anything like this in awhile or ever. It was fresh and unique and very uplifting in a way. Celine did a fantastic job at creating an interesting world where the characters overcome their fears and achieve their dreams.
There are seven different teenagers when this book starts out and as you read you learn more about each one of them. We also have a man who calls himself the Guardian but aside from him saying cryptic things we don't know too much about him. He does know a lot about the characters but we don't know why yet. Andy is the main character of the book and we see everything through her eyes. We also have a guy named John that Andy is curious about. The five other characters include two other girls and three other boys who all have their own personal problems and fears. We don't get too much time with all the characters but we learn so much about them from the experiences they go through in the Great White Room. The characters were great and I loved each one of them!
Aside from the characters, I loved the whole story line as well. These teenagers are in a Great White Room and have no idea why they are in there. They end up learning things about each other and themselves and it was great to read about. I don't want to give away too much because this book isn't too long, but I can say that it is a fantastic read. It goes by so fast that I didn't even realize I was already 80% done with it when I was. I can't wait for a second book because this world is a very interesting one and I want to learn more about it. I feel like anyone can relate to this book because there are many different personalities to relate to. There are also different situations and problems that anyone can go through. This book will inspire you and lift you up. It's a romance novel but it is so much more than that. If you haven't had the opportunity to read John Dreamer, then I suggest you get to it! Check it out! AND...check below to find out more about Elise Celine and read an excerpt from the book!
About Elise Celine:
Lover of nature.
Reader of everything and anything. When in absence of book, even encyclopedia will do.
Prefer the book to the movie.
Photojournalist (there is no such thing as too many pictures).
Archiver of infinite useless facts (can't help it, but it's great when playing trivia games).
Fantasy and romance will make my day.
Road trip fanatic.
Happy-go-lucky kid turned sudden adult.
Music is the soundtrack to my movie, I mean, life.
I found myself in the middle of a great white room. No windows, no ceiling, no doors. I took a step and then another, not knowing where I was, or why. I could not remember entering the place, or dropping in: it was as if I had just appeared. Everything felt eerie, from the complete silence to the seeming absence of walls.
I was wearing my favorite denim shorts, white button-down shirt and flats, my usual casual attire, but I couldn’t recall putting them on. My hair fell loosely down the sides of my face, cascades of golden natural waves, the way I like to wear it when I have no one to see and nothing to do. My skin felt soft and warm, the way it does after a pleasant day in the sun, the air was cool and light. Everything felt fresh and comfortable, as if I had just awoken from a very relaxing sleep. Was I actually awake?
In the middle of the room I found seven chairs lined in a row. They were all in different sizes and shapes, from modern and classic, to eccentric and ornate; they were also labeled. I walked beside them to get a closer look and found that one near the middle had my name on it. It was rustic wood, the design simple and at the same time organic. It was worn down and aged, like a very loved object that has been passed from generation to generation. I looked again at the row before me and thought that, if I had been given the chance, it was exactly the one I would have chosen. The names on the other chairs I did not recognize: Marcus, Olivia, Matty, John, Linda, and Roy. Perhaps I wouldn’t be alone for long.
I walked around again, and had the odd feeling that the place was moving along with me. Every time I tried to get to the other side, the way became longer; if I retraced my steps, I returned to the same spot.
Was I in some sort of institution? I felt completely sane, even though everything around me seemed daft. I wanted a mirror so I could see my face. I needed that sense of self.
Then I saw him. I hadn’t noticed him arrive. He hadn’t seen me either since he was standing with his back to me. He was roughly my age, with wavy hair that fell to his neck, unkempt but clean. He was slender and fit. His head was level and he stood tall, giving me the impression of being self-assured, comfortable in his own skin. He was looking toward the other side of the room, getting accustomed to our new surroundings. I sensed he was as confused as I was.
“Do you know where we are?” I asked, and he turned surprised at the sound of my voice. It was then I got the first glimpse of his beautiful green eyes. There was such an intensity in his stare, conveying so much emotion, I could hardly hold his gaze. I felt electricity run through my spine as I dove into this stranger who was inviting me in. He kept looking at me without answering, making my insides aflutter. This had never happened to me before. So I stood there, frozen solid, averting my eyes from his, but coming back to them. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, eight and a half. Scientists state that it takes only eight and a half seconds to fall in love at first sight. So there it was.
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