Book Review | Sweet Dreams
Title: Sweet Dreams (The Illusion Trilogy #3) by Nadette Rae Rodgers
Genres: YA, Fantasy/Supernatural
Published by: Self-published (Sept. 15, 2018)
For years, Addison Smith wondered why she had such bizarre and frightening dreams.
In Illusion, the line between reality and the dream world began to blur, and Addison couldn’t tell what was real and what was just an illusion. Her world was turned upside down when the guy of her dreams, Zach Walker, literally tripped into her life.
The story continued in Echo, when Addison discovered that her family and the small town she grew up in had more secrets than she ever imagined. After graduation, she left on a journey in search of answers and healing.
Now, five years later, all of Addison’s dreams are coming true.
But when word of the infamous group of dreamers resurfaces, They threaten to turn Addison and Zach’s lives into a living nightmare.
With Mitch DeMize assembling a Dream Team to combat Them, and Addison travelling the world to find the other dreamers out there, Zach is dealing with a nightmare of his own.
In this final installment of The Illusion Trilogy, new secrets are brought to light, history repeats itself yet again, and the dreams begin to come to true.
Will Addison fall into the darkness that has taken the minds of so many dreamers before her?
When the odds are against them, will Addison and Zach get their happily ever after?
Will they get their sweet dreams?
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. A huge thank you to the author for sending me a copy!*
Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin. I loved this book so much! I discovered The Illusion Trilogy from Instagram a while ago, and when I finally got around to reading books 1 and 2, they were so much better than I even expected. I could not wait to read book three, Sweet Dreams. And let me just say, this book did not disappoint!
I want to start by saying this entire series has been so original and well done. That being said, I feel like Sweet Dreams really stepped it up to the next level. The writing has really improved, there’s been so much character growth, and really, each book in the series has just gotten better and better.
My favorite thing about Sweet Dreams would have to be the characters. I especially love Addison so much! She’s such a relatable, well-written character, and I love how she always tries to see the good in others. Honestly, she’s just so great. I love her! I also loved reading about her and Zach’s relationship. They are one of my favorite couples that I’ve read about this year. Their relationship is so sweet, and while they’re definitely not perfect, ultimately, they’re always there to support and encourage each other.
In this book, there are some new characters introduced to this series, as well as the reader also gets to know some of the characters from the past books even better. There is also some great character development in this book, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but I loved it!
My only complaint is, I wish there were more! Book 2, Echo, ends with Addison graduating high school. This book takes place a couple years after Echo, when she is graduating college, and while there are some flashbacks to tie everything together, I really would have just loved an entirely other book. I would have loved to read more about Addison’s experiences at college and more about the friends she made along the way.
Also, while I feel like this book had such an incredible ending, I still will wouldn’t be opposed to more books in this series! 😉 With the way things ended, I need another book that takes place 10-15 years later.
Overall, I really adored this book. It was so fast-paced and utterly readable that once I started reading, I never wanted to stop. The entire Illusion trilogy was so great and I really feel like Sweet Dreams ended this series right. I would recommend this book, and the entire series, to anyone looking for a unique, romantic, and intriguing read!
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