Author: L.E. DeLano
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles—Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it…This Jessa is going to live.
It took me way too long to read this book, extremely too long. I had this book on my shelves for months and not really sure what it was about it that didn’t make me take it off and read it way sooner. All I know is that I finally read it and I can’t believe that it took me this long as it was one of those books I couldn’t put down. There were a few things that I wasn’t happy with, but for the most part it kept me well invested and ready to dive into the next.
“Dreams are just another reality, and there are many, many realities,’ he explains. ‘Everyone can visit them in a dream state, though most people don’t have the power to change anything. You and Finn can travel while you’re awake, too. That’s what makes you Travelers.”
The whole story involves “travelers” who can move between worlds/dimension, this story centers around two of them, Jessa and Finn. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Jessa, but when it included her and Finn together I couldn’t get enough of it. I have to say though I would have favored Finn with or without Jessa, his character is one of those that you would love to see more often of. Not that Ben was that far behind, as he was just as much of a major role in this novel.
Which leads me to my not so happy moments with Traveler as it was Ben’s story in here, and how his character was treated in certain parts, that had me a little annoyed. At times, I felt like he deserved way more than what he got, but it wasn’t enough to keep me from reading on or rating it as high as I did (he better get a happy ending in the next book(s) though, just saying). There was also an issue I had with Finn’s story-line, but it was sort of corrected, in a way that only other traveler’s can.
“The possibilities breed more possibilities, cycling on into infinity, and now there’s a group of superpowered reality travelers who keep it moving smoothly. All these years I’ve been harvesting my dreams for story ideas and I never had an inkling that I was really experiencing any of it.”
Those two things aside, I really liked this story and how the main characters traveled between worlds. It was a nice change and I looked forward to seeing the other versions of themselves, how they lived and how their personalities differed. I’m looking forward to Dreamer and seeing where it leads them all. I’m hoping the adventures include both of them more often and that I’m able to get past the shocker that Traveler left the reader.
***I received this copy from the author through a giveaway. All opinions are my own.***