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{Dreamscape: Saving Alex: Kirstin Pulioff}Dreamscape: Saving Alex by Kirstin Pulioff
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing on April 15, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 348
Format: eBook
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – Sixteen-year-old Alexis Stone is used to getting away from life’s frustration with Dreamscape, a video game she's loved since childhood. As her family prepares to move, a sleepy night of gaming pulls her into the world like never before. Trapped in Dreamscape’s realm, Alex is about to learn that being a hero has consequences… and this time, the stakes are deadly. Will helping the rebellion cost her everything she knows and loves? Or will she betray them to save her own life?

{My Thoughts} – Alex is a teenage girl that is going through a rough point in her life. Things at school seem to be picking up and turning into something more. She has a date to homecoming with one of the hottest guys in her class and she has one of the greatest friends a girl could ask for named Natalie.

Alex and her family are getting ready to move because her dad got a new job. Alex doesn’t want to move and for the past few months has made it very clear to her mother. She has made life difficult with her teenage angst. However, the date for moving has been moved closer then expected and while Alex is throwing a tantrum about the unfairness of it all her best friend Natalie is waiting downstairs outside the door to be let in. It appears that Natalie already knows they are moving and she decided to come over to help Alex pack and have one last sleep over.

While they are packing up Alex’s closet they run across a game called DreamScape that they use to play all the time when they were younger at their sleepovers. Apparently they’d played it hundreds of times and knew the game inside and out, which I must say is quite a feat. Anyways, they play the game they beat the game and Natalie goes to sleep. Alex has problems trying to fall asleep and she decides to play the game again. Only this time it isn’t like when she was playing with Natalie. This time everything is different.

I really enjoyed this book a lot. I am a gamer girl myself and I have often wondered what it would be like to be in the same kind of position or situation that Alex had found herself in. I also enjoyed the fact that there was so much more to take back from this book then just the initial adventure. It was more a book of a girl finding herself in a world where she was lost and unsure of what she really wanted or who she really was. I think that it was creatively and strategically written and that it is well worth the read. I look forward to reading more work by this author in the future.