Dare to Dream by Carys Jones

Dare to DreamAuthor: Carys Jones
Publisher: REUTS Publications
Publication Date: 14th Frebruary 2015
Source: ebook (provided by the author)

“The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.”
Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths.
It’s not until the dreams start that Maggie realizes “normal” is the least of her problems. Every night, she lives the same nightmare—red lightning, shattered glass, destruction. But nightmares are just that, right? No one believes her when she says it’s an omen. At least, not until the already mysterious pillars of Stonehenge start falling.
No longer alone in her fear, Maggie and the world watch with bated breath as one after another, the historic stones tumble, like a clock counting down. But only Maggie knows what it means: when the last stone falls, destruction will reign. And when the world ends, there’s only one option left—survive.
Horrifying and raw, Dare to Dream is equal parts tragedy and hope, detailing the aftermath of apocalyptic catastrophe, the quest for survival, and the importance of belief.
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This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Maggie Trafford is a very unusual girl, in the middle of her familys poverty and bad behaviour she succeeds academicly, being a model student in her school and a balanced human being.
But this alll ends when she starts getting awful nightmares of the armageddon and her behaviour changes, since no one believes that the world is going to end!
The book is divided in two parts and I have to admit that I enjoyed both of them, even if I think that there are some things that probably needed more work.
The first part is very slow paced and the second part happens so quickly that you never see it coming!
I would like to have seen some more characther development mainly in Maggies friends and father, the story has so much potential that simply wasn't explored and worked with.
The characthers were a little unbalanced since the only really interesting characther was Maggie and I think that if the other characthers were more developed they would be way more appealing and it would give a completely different "taste" to this story!
Overall this is a very fine book if you're into sci-f or simply adventurous books, this book didn't let me down and I enjoyed reading it! I had never read something like it before and I really like this concept of "world destruction".
I really hope that there's a second book since I really want to know how this adventure ends!
If you're into thrilling adventures and survival tales mixed with some deeper emotional challenges you should read this book!


  1. Hi.

    Woah, what an interesting book. Do you know what stores i could buy it? as im a bit of an bookworm my self.?

    Thanks, Martin

    1. It's on sale at amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dare-Dream-Carys-Jones/dp/1942111088/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434201545&sr=1-1&keywords=dare+to+dream+carys+jones)!
      I hope you enjoy it!
      Love, Ana