Mariella Teagen hasn't spoken a word in four years.
She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, but two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever.
Hudson Vincent made a pledge to never fight again.
Calease, the creature who created his dream world, swore that giving up violence would protect Hudson. But when his vow caused the death of his little brother, Hudson turned his grief on Calease and destroyed the dream world. The battle left him with new abilities and disturbing visions of a silent girl in grave danger—Mariella.
Now, Hudson is fighting to save Mariella's life while she fights to give it away. And he must find a way to show her Orane’s true intentions before she is lost to Paradise forever.
My Thoughts:Well this was a fun book! Demons, dreams, nightmares, soul stealing, years of slowly destroying someone, sounds fascinating?! I KNOW! it was so cool to read something a little different then my usual world saving books, instead this is saving one person at a time from being sucked into a world that is slowly killing you.
This is a story of dream demons that make a deal with you that if you give up something important to you then you can continue to enter this amazing dream world each night. What that person doesn't know that the more they continue going to this dream world the more they slowly drift out of their world and their lives and not really know it.
This story is just that, a boy named Hudson, who was able to save himself without realizing it before it was almost too late (because he loved something MORE than this dream world). He starts having dreams of some girl who lights on fire and won't utter a word as the fire consumes her. When he moves to some place he accidently finds this girl, a girl who doesn't talk.
Mariella has been entering this dream world every night for years. She has fallen in love with a guy she meets there every night to talk and sing for.
This story is about saving someone from a situation they don't understand or realize they are in.
Overall: It was fun, fascinating, wonderful, and not easy to put down! I enjoyed it!
Sexual Content: mild (some kissing)
Language: moderate (PG)
Violence: moderate (some mild fight scenes in the beginning, and in the end)