Wednesday, September 2, 2020

To Dream in Daylight; Candace j. Thomas

Title: To Dream in Daylight
Author: Candace J. Thomas
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Publisher: Shadesilk Press

From childhood, Adri and Simon have always been there for each other, through every loss, triumph, joy and heartbreak. They’re perfect for each other - but there’s an unfortunate catch. They’ve only ever met in their dreams, which means each of them thinks the other one is just a figment of their imagination…

...but what if they weren’t?

All it takes is one video clip to change their lives forever.

When introverted Adri finds herself going viral overnight thanks to an embarrassing video, all she wants to do is disappear forever. But on the other side of the country in Portland, Simon sees the video and realizes for the first time that his soulmate - the girl of his actual dreams - is real. Simon’s desperate search for Adri leads him through the streets of Chicago, hoping against all odds that they will finally find each other in the waking world instead of losing one another forever to the haze of their dreams.

*A thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to read this for a honest and unbiased review*


Hello Fellow Readers,

I have mixed emotions about his book, while it was slow to start , it eventually picks up. I love the dream flashbacks, it really helps you see how Simon and Adri get closer and why it is so important that they find each other. Despite the whole meeting someone in dreams, it's very realistic story and I liked the inclusion of modern technology and social media.

The characters were okay, but I had a hard time keeping tack of everyone's names, and I kept confusing some characters with others. Adri was good, but I wish she had a slightly more fiery attitude. I did like Simon a lot, once he had his 'find Adri goal', it wasn't until this that we really start to get to know him.

The one put off I had with the story that it just seemed like one huge buildup. I was going higher and higher on the rollercoaster of anticipation, but when it got to the drop I found out I was on a kiddie ride. The climax almost felt nonexistent. I guess I just personally wanted a little bit more at the end.

Overall, a good story that I wish had a better payoff.



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