December 15, 2016

The Vault of Dreamers (The Vault of Dreamers #1) by Caragh M. O'Brien #BookReview

 
From the author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own.
 
The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success:  every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there.




Caragh M. O'Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS series, all YA science fiction novels from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press. Her novels have been honored by the YALSA BFYA, the Junior Library Guild, the Amelia Bloomer List, and state reading lists in Texas, Arkansas, Utah, Georgia, and Rhode Island. Ms. O'Brien lives with her family in Connecticut, and recently resigned from teaching high school English to write. For more information, visit www.caraghobrien.com.
Photo (c) Tomy O'Brien

The main character in this book was hard to connect with because all we know about her life is the life she lived at the forge. The secondary characters were underdeveloped as well. This made them hard to connect with as well. The world building was a little underwhelming for me as well. Overall the story was a cool idea, just not executed to well. 











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