Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book Review & Blog Tour ~ Poet Anderson... Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young {Giveaway}

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares
by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young
Published October 6th 2015 by To the Stars

From the critically acclaimed transmedia project Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, comes one of the most anticipated collaborations in YA literature this year: a thrilling, edge of your seat story written by award-winning musician, producer and director Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young.

Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares follows the epic journey of two orphan brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a tragic car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

Poet Anderson…of Nightmares was a very interesting and intriguing read that was quite different from anything that I have read to date – it definitely is a book that took me out of my comfort zone.   It was a really well-written book that really showcases the imaginative minds of the authors.  I found this action-packed story not only an entertaining and engaging story, but one that had a lot of interesting characters that I not only liked but started to care about.

There were times when I thought the story dragged on a bit, but then it would pick back up and keep me on the edge of my seat.  The ending hints at a sequel but for the most part but this story wrapped up nicely.

The book I received for review was a special edition and included a CD with four songs by Angels and Airwaves.  Although the music isn't my taste, the songs will probably interest others.  Along with the CD, a mini poster was also included.  It was a nice surprise to have the extra goodies included in a book and I think it will appeal to others as well if they purchase the special edition.

There is no denying the talent that these two authors have. The writing is fluid and well done, and the characters are well-developed and interesting.  I would recommend this novel to most young adult readers, especially those with a fondness towards fantasy with a small dose of romance.

On a side note – the F word is used A LOT in this book, so if you get easily offended by curse words, this book might not be one for you. 

3 stars

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning American musician, producer and director best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the platinum selling rock bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. His home is San Diego, where he focuses on creating entertainment properties that bridge music, narrative and film through his multimedia company To The Stars. For the full experience of Tom’s work, visit

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY.

Poet Anderson Complete Music and Book Gift Box
Open Worldwide
Ends December 23, 2015
Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

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